Battery-Powered Eggliner

This is an Aristocraft Eggliner (the Easter version) that I converted to battery power this week. The Eggliners are notorious for having poor power pickup and other solutions (adding skates, installing a capacitor) didn’t seem to work. So this guy is now running on battery thanks to a 12v rechargeable and a PWM motor driver I picked up cheap.

I needed to do quite a bit of work to get the layout ready for spring. There’s weeding galore, track maintenance, cleaning up the pond, replacing trees, and more. A couple of kids came out to help and we just let this little guy run the loop while we worked.