BlueRail Trains – Running an O gauge loco on battery power

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Maiden voyage of an O gauge loco with a BlueRail board operating on battery power. The majority of 3-Rail (and all 2-Rail) locos will operate on DC power, making them great candidates for battery power operation. You will be surprised how much smoother the same loco will operate on battery power vs. track power. No matter how well you clean your track, all the micro-imperfections of conducting electricity from track through the wheels have a visible affect on performance. I’m not telling you this to hype battery operation – its just an observation I’ve made from operating the same loco under both conditions for a variety of locos.