Ooooo that title sounds a little Dark could even be a Movie Title. Dead Rail it’s the term used for running our models without power from the rails it gets kicked around as being the next great thing in Model Railways however it’s just another way to run you trains. For me having started to play trains out in the Garden the question of how to keep the track nice and clean for electrical pickup via the loco wheels comes along. With the nasties of bad weather, garden debris and little garden dwelling creatures comes along Dirty Track at a far quicker rate than a indoor model railway. One way of tackling this is go Dead rail and forget having to clean the rails to a nice shine. Going Dead Rail also introduces the need for some form of control that is also not conducting its business by the rail to wheel contact ie wireless “Radio” or “Bluetooth” are both now commonly in use plus some form of power supply that’s not a wind up springOn board battery’s In this new topic I will out line the System I have chosen to use for my Dead Rail And I encourage anyone else who has tried or uses Dead Rail in whatever scale your modelling in to also post here about your experience and system used. So as an intro to the control system i have chosen it is called Revolution Train Engineer 2.4 and consist of a Transmitter hand set with a onboard Receiver, for power onboard battery’s are used to supply the jumpin electrons that motivate the locos movement. The Scale of the Models are 1:20.3 Scale on 45mm Gauge track Below is a link to a video of some of my models running out in the Great Outdoors.