Please welcome the new “family member” in my garden railway group.
I shot this used, little diesel locomotive on ebay. The idea is to give the track cleaning wagon a propulsion. If the tracks have to get cleaned, the locomotive usualy has issues to get the supply power from the tracks. So it needs to have a power supply independent from the tracks. The only possibility is to get this locomotive battery powered.
As the track cleaning waggon needs additional weight to press it to the rails, the plan is to place rechargeable batteries in to the waggon and connect it to the locomotive. I also plan to control the locomotive also with my smartphone using the BlueHorse board from BlueRailTrains, as I already do it with the LGB Stainz and PIKO VT98.