Thought I would share this.
I built my first rail truck about 1999-2000 and bought a 9.6 volt Nicad battery at Kmart to power it. A simple forward, off, reverse switch setup. It worked great and I reused it when I built my trailing cars for several rail trucks and small locomotives about 2007-08. (I also built a trailing car with AirWire/Phoenix) to give some diversity.
Anyway, looking in the cabinets yesterday I realized that I hadn’t used that trailing car in well over a year, and sometimes it had went as much as 2 years between charges. Knowing the battery had to be replaced I figured “what the heck” so I slapped it on the charger for a few hours and set it running.
It ran for well over an hour and showed no signs of fading, guess I will keep running it
Of course some pictures.
The battery in the trailing car
What I was running
Just thought it was interesting to get this much life from a mistreated NICAD