“Hi Al. One of the most frustrating and demoralizing events in model railroading is when your short wheelbase or sound equipped loco halts be/cause of poor or dirty track.
Fortunately, manufacturers are now beginning to equip locos with “keep alive” or “stay alive” modules that make this problem a thing of the past.
Attached is a photo of a “stay alive” equipped 4 wheel Plymouth switcher that will run all day through any track configuration with absolutely no power loss.
Truly a pleasure to operate even at speed step 1 while watching the couplers mate.
And talking about sound, I got this in from John:
I always look forward to you mails and reader hints and tips.
Some years (!) ago one of your readers suggested a method to bring sound to a layout.
He provided details including ebay link and his setup instructions.
Here is a picture of the unit, which I duly bought.
I put the setup instructions in safe place!
Now that I wish to install the unit on my layout, I am unable to find the instructions and am hoping that one of your readers may be able to help.
Well, over the years there have been many posts about adding sound – here are some of them:
Hope these links helps John out.
A huge thanks to Hall of Fame member, Mark, for the heads up on the ‘stay alive’ modules.
That’s all this time folks – but please don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to get going on your layout. You’ll be directly supporting the site and saving yourself a lot of time – and money.
That’s all this time folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.