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    • November 11, 2017 8:00 AM EST
      • Missouri
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      'battery trailers' for HLW 'Sparky' loco

      Kitbashing a pair of HLW's shorty flat kits in to 'battery trailers' as a way to increase rail contact points for uneven track. Metal wheels have been used and eventually I'll noodle out electrical contacts for them. Already have in use in other projects a system for jumper cables to carry current.

      Shortened the cars by 4 floor boards. Superstructure will be built with central battery compartment in narrow hood with walkway each side.




    • November 11, 2017 4:29 PM EST
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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      You say battery cars and compartments, but then you say more contact points on uneven track and electrical contacts for the metal wheels. So I am confused. Are these cars for adding more power pick up points for the short wheelbase sparkies? Or, are they trailing battery cars? Or, are they actually to serve both functions? Although I can't see why one would add that much complexity to have a track powered, battery powered, locomotive.


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    • November 11, 2017 7:07 PM EST
      • Vail, Az
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      Perhaps it's to power his big lights separate from the track power which can dim at stops?

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