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Question from Robert about Deadrail

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My name is Robert and I am a new trainaholic. I am building a 12x 8 L shaped HO layout and struggling with going DCC or dead rail. I bought the dead rail parts for a locomotive and realize the restrictions of not being able to run DCC units . What is your suggestion? Thanks! Looking forward to asking lots of questions.

Hi Robert,

I own a Deadrail layout. Layouts without wiring are sometimes referred to as BP/RC (battery powered/radio controlled)

Whatever questions you may have I will try to respond to, as will others here I am sure.

Although I have run my locomotives on other dcc layouts, no dcc modeller has ever commented that he was disappointed not being able to run his own personal locomotive on my layout.

Hope to hear from you. All the best

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I doubt you've stepped on any toes, but you haven't sold me, for one. Polarity issues and power routing issues only need to be solved once, when setting up the track. And the time it takes me to clean all my track is less than you spend to charge one battery. I don't see an advantage that outweighs the hassle of changing batteries, and potentially having to retail your rolling stock if you knock it off the track.

While the overall concept isn't a bad idea, until someone perfect cordless charging so I don't have to touch anything,, and give me 3-4 hours duration between charges, I won't be in the fan club.
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