View single post by SteveF
 Posted: Sun May 31st, 2015 02:34 pm
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Location: Deer Park, WA
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Dwayne wrote:
I got to wondering how long the 4 AA batteries would last so I let the critter do it's thing. After 45 minutes it was still going without much slow down. It takes the lokie about 3 minutes to make a complete circuit at what I would estimate would be a scale speed of 4-5mph.

The RailBoss requires a minimum of 7v input. Looks like I'll have to make a run to the local RC shop to see what they have in the way of LiPo batteries.

Just a thought... You can buy a lot of 9 volt alkaline batteries for what you will spend on a 7.2 volt LiPo. And, you don't have to spend $80.00 USD for a "smart charger," either. I might go that route, especially if my only battery powered loco was your critter, and the rest, live steam.


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