View single post by W C Greene
 Posted: Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 03:43 pm
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W C Greene

Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 8253
The little nickel batteries are the same used in many rechargable toy items like tanks and cars but they don't deliver sustained voltage or amperage that we would need for model railroad motors. The cell phone batteries would be a better choice-they are Lithiums and can be recharged over 1000 times! The same technology is being used in electric model aircraft, they supply high discharge and long life and are small and light. If I could figure out the complicated photo bucket thing, I would send a photo...but alas...If anybody is interested in photos of these things and size comparisons, drop me a line and I will send an uncomplicated attachment photo of what I'm talking about. As I said, the Lithiums are a bit costly, but you will probably never need to replace one. Keep searching, there are many batteries out there that can run a loco and be hidden in the cab, etc.

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