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Battery Power and Radio Control Installations

Aristo-Craft Dash 9

This article details the conversion of a Dash 9 diesel from track power to on-board, battery power and radio control using an Aristo-Craft lithium-ion battery pack and 2.4 GHz Revolution Train Engineer (TE). It is recommended that you test the locomotive and both of its MU connectors to ensure they are functioning properly before starting …

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Aristo-Craft FA1

This article details the conversion of an Aristo-Craft FA-1 from track power to on-board, radio control and battery power. The Plug and Play features are used to install an Aristo-Craft lithium-ion battery pack and 2.4 GHz Revolution receiver. Test the locomotive and both of its MU connectors to ensure everything is functioning properly before starting …

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Aristo-Craft GP-40

This article details the conversion of an Aristo-Craft GP-40 diesel from track power to on-board, battery power and radio control using an Aristo-Craft lithium-ion battery pack and Revolution receiver. The article appears long because it is detailed and includes lots of pictures. But if you take your time and follow it step-by-step it is not …

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Bachmann K27

This article details the conversion of a Bachmann K-27 steam locomotive from track power to on-board, battery power and radio control. The main components used are a Cordless Renovations Lithium-Prismatic battery (CR1755), and an Aristo-Craft Revolution receiver (CRE57002). As Bachmann has placed all the required electronics in the tender of the K-27, the locomotive itself …

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USA Trains F3-A

This is the first of three articles detailing a method to convert a USA Trains F3-A F3-B diesel set from track power to on-board battery power, radio control and sound. The first article will illustrate how to add a Cordless Renovations lithium-ion battery, RCS battery switch with charging jack, Plug and Play Board, 10 amp …

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USA Trains GP- 9

This article details a method used to convert a USA Trains GP-9 diesel from track power to on board, battery power and radio control using an Aristo-Craft lithium-ion battery and a Revolution receiver in a Plug and Play Board. The battery switch and receiver will control all the functions of the battery, charging connector, motors, …

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USA Trains GP-30

This article details a method used to convert a USA Trains GP-30 diesel from track power to on board, battery power and radio control using an Aristo-Craft, lithium-ion battery and a Revolution receiver in a Plug and Play Board. The battery switch and receiver will control all the functions of the battery, charging connector, motors, …

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USA Trains NW-2

This article details a method used to convert a USA Trains NW-2 diesel switcher from track power to on-board, battery power and radio control using an Aristo-Craft lithium-ion battery and a Revolution receiver in a Plug and Play Board. As the voltage regulator used by USA Trains to power the headlights is incompatible with the …

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USA Trains S-4

This article details a method of converting a USA Trains S-4 diesel from track power to on board, battery power and radio control using an Aristo-Craft; lithium-ion battery, Plug and Play board, and 2.4 GHz, Revolution Train Engineer receiver. This small switcher is a challenge to re-power because it has no fuel tank under the …

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