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Doug

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« on: May 05, 2009, 05:54:52 PM »

I am new to Bachmann Railroading.
Question
Can a on30 Spectrum DCC-Sound Equipped T-Boiler Two Truck Shay
be used outside for a garden railroad?
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richG
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2009, 06:02:21 PM »

You might consider the ON30 forum, but yes, you can run them outside. Just keep the track clean and watch out for critters. Some people run HO, and O scale outdoors.

Rich
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RAM

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 12:19:21 AM »

You can but it is not made to run out side
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jsmvmd

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 12:07:03 PM »

Anyone try battery power in these critters? Is it practical?

For instance, I found a good article for battery power in O gauge.

Best Wishes,

Jack
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ebtnut

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009, 05:08:14 PM »

As a rule, there is zero room for any battery that would be big enough to run the loco for more than a couple of minutes.  You could semi-permanently couple a box car to the loco with a decent sized battery inside, but you would have to wire it into the loco. 
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rustyrails
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2009, 05:21:19 PM »

Conventional wiring would not be bothered by the elements, except for squirrels...squirrels ate my trailer wiring.  sheesh.  LGB used to sell a throttle that could stay out in the weather...all the 110 volt wiring was indoors, but the throttle, which only carried track voltage, could be left out.  It looked a little like a bus stop as I recall.  If your spouse is into gardening, outdoor model railroading is a great way to get her involved with the hobby.  Interesting topic little trains in the great outdoors.
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