I’ve recently picked up a Bachmann Climax with OEM DCC installed. I cobbled together a DCC-EX base station and JMRI to get it running on track power.
Now that’s tested and working, I’ve added a battery and wifi board and put it all into a hopper car. At the moment I just have the DCC output going to the track via jumper wires.
There’s a track / battery switch on the back of the loco and two battery terminals on the PCB. One marked 6V, the other 18V.
Does anyone know If I can just wire the base station DCC output straight to the 18V battery socket (using leads/plugs etc)?