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 Posted: Thu Mar 1st, 2012 05:58 am
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Bill Fornshell



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O Scale Traction Module Layout - Radio Control w/ Battery Power etc.

I am thinking about building a module(s) for 2-Rail O Scale Traction.

I have a number of question before I can start.

Track:

One suggestion was Atlas/Roco O scale 2-rail track. I looked on the Walthers web site and on page 3 of the Altas O Scale Track listing found a page of 2 rail track.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?manu=151&split=30&category=Track&start=60

They list a bunch of Code 148 track. Is this what I am looking for?

I also did a search on ebay for "Atlas/Roco O scale 2-rail track" and found a few listing for this.

Module Standards:

The Module Standards will be based on the East PennTraction Club - modular layout standards but optimized for running Light Rail Vehicles with Pantographs or Bow Collectors(?).

http://www.eastpenn.org/

Except that I want to use Radio Control with Battery for control and power.

One option will be to power the overhead wire or track so I can use one of the Stanton battery charger boards - or - no power to the overhead and charge the battery on a hot section of track or external battery charger.

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