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shadow50
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  3:45:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The batteries arrived. I will create a 5 cell pack tonight.
This should give me 6 volts to run the loco.





Edited by - shadow50 on 01/25/2019 4:07:43 PM

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shadow50
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  4:11:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a comparison picture of a AAA cell next to this 1/2 AAA.





Edited by - shadow50 on 01/29/2019 2:40:31 PM

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shadow50
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Posted - 01/29/2019 :  2:42:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The space available for the batteries lent itself to go a bit larger. I was able to change from 5 cells at 6 volts to 6 cells at 7.2 volts.

Perhaps a little more oompf on the starting side. Or as Tim Taylor would say, "more power!"

Also here's a little video. "Going off the rails."

https://youtu.be/FYtvosJfm7U



Edited by - shadow50 on 01/30/2019 4:30:56 PM

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Bernd
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Posted - 01/30/2019 :  7:24:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent Mark. Any idea how long the engine will run?

Bernd


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shadow50
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  3:53:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd, I haven't given it the test to see how long of a run it can go. I will work on that in the near future. Perhaps set up a loop and let it go.

Maybe I will have to visit my old shed where the beginnings of my layout is and just run a train! I will let you know.



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kewlbrew
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Posted - 02/06/2019 :  12:04:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit kewlbrew's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mark -

I know of a test track not far from you. :D

-John



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shadow50
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Posted - 02/06/2019 :  11:48:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John, that would be great!

Please contact me when you have some availability, we do need another beer/train meet.



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shadow50
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Posted - 02/19/2019 :  1:04:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Latest on battery life.

So far I haven't had the time to truly run a charge from full to empty. I do believe on my first try I have logged at least 30 minutes on my new 6 cell pack.
Rough calculations seem to indicate I should get about 35-45 minutes on a charge. Does anyone know how much this little Porter engine draws? I figure .5 amp or less.

I will give it a "real" try very soon.



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