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 Posted: Thu Oct 26th, 2017 01:01 am
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The success or failure of battery powered/ remote control trains depends on two things:

1) If a system is easy to maintain and install and still provide necessary functions, it will be popular.  It doesn't have to be cheap, but it does have to be affordable.

2) Just how small can we make a battery?  That question hasn't been answered yet, and won't be for many years.  The smaller the battery, the more usable that battery is to model railroad enthusiasts.

We have an easy to use system, Deltang, but we need a better battery.  Deadrail is popular in large scale and has been for some time.  The same thing will happen in smaller scales when the battery problem has been solved.

Tam Valley failed because the demand just isn't there yet. R/C control in HO scale and smaller is still experimental.

--James



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