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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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Hi Don,

The white smiley face in my Reply Window is simply an imogie. Am I doing something wrong???? Thanks for trying to help.

You have to go to "Go Advanced" on the bottom.
That will bring up a different window with the paper clip.

Photo of Battery Powered & Radio Controlled Receiver

The above rather large photo is my first successful attempt to post a photo on this forum (with much help from my son-in-law).

Hopefully the photo shows two of my steam locomotives on my dining room table, with the wiring pulled out of the tenders.

Visible are the connections between the Lipo battery and the Receiver and also the connections between the Receiver and the DC motor in the locomotive.

Lipo Battery and Receiver tucked into HO Scale tender

Here is a photo of the Lipo battery and the Receiver plus the accompanying wiring all ticked into the tender. HO scale.


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