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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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There should be a simple electrical solution to charging batteries while in the locomotive and on the tracks. A simple slide switch hidden on the locomotive shell to turn on and off a circuit to charge the batteries from a charger hooked to the rails.

But I'm not sold on it either. Even if it were this easy.
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