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Battery Power and Radio Control Cars

What is a Battery Car?

A battery car is trailing car with a battery in it that is used to power a locomotive with a radio control receiver installed. Aristo-Craft locomotives come with an MU connector to plug in a battery car, and a track or battery power switch that will disconnect the track power pick-ups when battery power is …

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What is a Power and Control Car?

A power and control car contains a battery and a radio control receiver. When plugged into the back of an Aristo-Craft Plug and Play locomotive with the power switch set to battery power, the car can battery power and radio control it. It can also battery power and radio control other locomotives that have an …

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Aristo-Craft Battery Boxcar

This article details how to build a 40-foot battery boxcar to power an Aristo-Craft Plug and Play locomotive with a radio control receiver installed. This car utilizes an Aristo-Craft lithium-ion battery pack and is designed to power one Plug and Play locomotive. The only component required to wire this battery car is a 2-wire connector …

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Aristo-Craft Power and Control Boxcar

Aristo-Craft, Plug and Play locomotives have MU connectors on each end, and a switch to change between track power and battery power. This article details how to build a 40 foot, power boxcar to take advantage of those connectors. A power and control car is simply a battery car with a receiver added for on-board …

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Aristo-Craft Power and Control Gondola

Aristo-Craft, Plug and Play diesels are sold with MU connectors on each end, and a switch to change between track power and battery power. This project details how to build a power and control car to take advantage of those connectors. A power and control car is simply a battery car with a receiver added …

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Evans Power and Control Boxcar

This article describes how to assemble an Evans power and control boxcar. This car will contain two lithium-ion batteries and a radio control receiver. When plugged into the back of an Aristo-Craft Plug and Play locomotive with the power switch set to battery power, the car can battery power and radio control it. It can …

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LGB Power and Control Boxcar

During the summer of 2011, I purchased a beautiful LGB 0-6-0 steam locomotive and a few European freight cars from the estate of a good friend Ralph Dipple. As I wanted to run this locomotive with battery power and radio control, I decided to build a trailing power and control car. One of the LGB …

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LGB Power and Control Tender

After adding an MU connector to an LGB Mallet, a power car was required to battery power and radio control the locomotive. The most suitable trailing power car for the Mallet was an LGB American tender. This power car was built by the late Ralph Dipple in the summer of 2011. He installed an Aristo-Craft …

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