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Locomotive MU Connectors

What is an MU connector?

Aristo-Craft locomotives come with a Plug and Play socket to accept a radio control receiver, a switch to toggle between track power and battery power, and an MU connector at each end. If the Plug and Play locomotive is equipped with an on-board radio control receiver and the power switch is toggled for battery power …

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Bachmann 0-4-0

This project shows how to add an MU connector to the rear of a Bachmann 0-4-0 steam locomotive so a trailing power and control car can be used to run it. A power and control car is simply a battery car with a receiver added for on-board radio control. To view articles on how to …

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Bachmann 4-4-0

This article shows how to add an MU connector to the rear of a Bachmann 4-4-0 (American) steam locomotive tender so a trailing power and control car can be used to run it. A power car is simply a trailing car containing a battery and radio controlled receiver. To view an article on how to …

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LGB 0-6-0

During the summer of 2011, I purchased this beautiful LGB 0-6-0 steam locomotive and a few European freight cars from the estate of a good friend Ralph Dipple. As a trailing power car will be used to battery power and radio control this locomotive an MU connector is required. Fortunately there is a power connector …

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LGB Mallet

This project shows how to add an MU connector to the rear of an LGB Mallet so a trailing car can be used to battery power and radio control the locomotive. The most suitable trailing power car for this locomotive is an LGB American Tender. For this project it was equipped with an Aristo-Craft lithium-ion …

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USA Trains F-3A

This article shows how to add an MU connector to the rear of a USA Trains F-3A so you can use a trailing power and control car to run it. As the locomotive‚Äôs track power wiring will be unplugged during this project, a power and control car will be required to run it. A power …

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USA Trains GP-9

This article shows how to add an MU connector to the rear pilot of a USA Trains GP-9 so you can use a power and control car to run it. As the track power wiring will be unplugged during this project, it will require a power and control car to run it. A power and …

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USA Trains GP38-2

This article shows how to add an MU connector to the rear pilot of a USA Trains GP38-2 so you can use a power and control car to run it. As the track power wiring will be unplugged during this project, it will require a power and control car to run it. A power and …

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USA Trains NW-2

This project shows how to add an MU connector to the rear of a USA Trains NW-2 so you can use a trailing power and control car to run it. A power and control car is simply a battery car with a receiver added for on-board radio control. Nothing in this project prevents this locomotive …

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USA Trains SD70 MAC

Aristo-Craft diesels are sold with MU connectors on each end. This project shows how to add the same connector to the rear of a USA Trains SD70 so you can use a battery power and radio control trailing car to run it. Nothing in this project prevents this locomotive from being restored to track power …

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