RS-3 Battery Modification
When my layout is not used for awhile, the track gets dirty and cleaning it for good electrical contact can be difficult. I do have track cleaning cars but it depends on a track powered locomotive to pull the car around the layout to clean the rails. Since it is a ceiling mount, cleaning it by hand can be difficult to do. I came up with an idea of modifying a locomotive to be able to run on battery power so it won't stall on the layout due to poor electrical contact. This locomotive can run on both track and battery power.