G Scale Loco Mods

 

Modifications will include:

Battery Power

Locolinc Control

Customize Lighting

MUing Concept

Remote Servo Couplers

Sound Installation

 

Battery Power

All locos contain an internal set of batteries, consisting of three 6v 4.5AHr batteries in series, totaling 18v @ 4.5AHr. --use these types of batteries-- --found this reliable 18volt charger--- --charge 6v cells to the max individually, connect all 3 together, let them level out together, then use 18 volt charger for there on out--

A powered unit:

Maybe something for motor wires and lights.

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LocoLinc Control




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Lighting




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MUing Concept

I will be running multiple unit consists, usually of a pair. Since the newer locomotives tend to draw a lot of current and are extremely strong pullers, I don't (always) feel the need to have two fully powered locos in a consist. This decision also takes into account only having 5 amp receivers (one would be needed for each loco because of the high power draw) and 4.5 amp batteries, which wouldn't last too long. I chose to un-motorize the trailing loco units and turn them into battery cars. If it is an Aristo-Craft unit, I usually swap out the power bricks for USA Trains un-motorized bricks and mount the AC power bricks on USA Trains units. This allows all units to run at the same speed and allows me to created consists of different manufacturers without them having a tug of war and running down the batteries faster.

The battery loco will also contain its own lighting and speaker, which will be connected to the primary loco. --more on the battery loco--

A powered unit:

info.

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Remote Servo Couplers




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Sound Installations




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