My name is Patrick,
and I live with my wife and kids in a little town called Cottonwood,
about 2.5 hours north of Sacramento.
In other words, north of what is usually referred to as Northern California.
A year or so ago I pulled out my old HO stuff from when I was a kid in the 70's.
I started putting together a 4' x 8' layout,
and then somebody gave me a box or two of hand-me-downs,
so now I have a descent little collection of old stuff. :-)
I have a couple dilapidated locos that I would love to refurbish.
I want to make them battery powered and Bluetooth controlled.
I figure that will give me the most freedom on lots of old corroded track.
So I'm going to look through discussions to see what hardware is necessary.
(I'll probably look at YouTube too.)
From what I've read elsewhere I guess I'll need a battery that's 14 to 16 volts,
but I don't know how many milliamps will be useful.
I was thinking of starting with a little Plymouth switcher,
that I have for shuffling cars around.
But I don't know how big a decent battery is,
or how big a Bluetooth circuit board is.
I figure with quadcopter drones taking over the world,
there should be a plethora of high power batteries out there!
If anyone can direct me to the right discussion, let me know!