ONLINE
STORE
"ASK THE BACH MAN"
FORUM
PARTS, SERVICE,
& INFORMATION
CATALOGS AND
BROCHURES

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
July 10, 2020, 08:24:11 AM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Check out the photo gallery link above or >click here< to see photos of recently announced products!
+  Bachmann Message Board
|-+  Discussion Boards
| |-+  General Discussion
| | |-+  power pack strength
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: power pack strength  (Read 991 times)
viriato

View Profile
« on: September 21, 2011, 08:38:44 AM »

i just purchased the Royal Gorge trainset. i plan to expand the layout to roughly 15 feet by 15 feet by purchasing additional track sections. Will the power pack that comes with the set be strong enough to make the train go ?)
Logged
Len

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 09:26:56 AM »

If it's strong enough to make the train go on the track that came with the set, the answer is yes. Track isn't all that great an electrical conductor, with all the joints involved. So the trick is to add additional power feeders from the powerpack to various points along the track to even out the electrical distribution.

For a 15 x 15 layout I would use a minimum of 4 feeders spaced evenly around the track. More feeders would be better, but anything more than 1 feeder 3 or 4 feet would be overkill.

Len
Logged

If at first you don't succeed, throw it in the spare parts box.
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!