Monday, July 25, 2016

SBT is home

Took loco 2 and the brake car to White Creek for a few days of double heading with Robb's engine switching with Jeff.  Fun time, except intermittent locking up of the handheld about every 20 to 30 minutes.

I also took the SBT, which also has a radio system in it.  It ran well, until the batteries were drained.  I had not charged them before bringing it to Robb, and he did not charge while he had it, resulting in 19 volts at rest, 17 to 15 under load.  We used the MU set to drag the SBT back to the yard, and had a resting voltage of 20.5 volts.  As the charger was not hooked up properly I just let it be and Jeff and I ran with the other locos.

Now that it is home I will charge the SBT and ready it for the next event, on August 6th.

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