Well a matter of fact the power did go out here awhile ago with a storm and I was able run trains all day as I was switching on and off various locos through out the black out. Really weird trying to find trains in hidden staging with a flash light.
Much later when the power came back on it was like a meth clinic with a row of chargers, all the "patients" were hooked up on their drip line.
In all reality with the normal operation of a railroad no one engine gets run for 3 hours in a row anyway. That could get as boring as a Christmas tree loop.
Ron, you will find Bob's workshop is BPRC heaven. He has a ton of product and is loaded with knowledge and experience. Like the battery R/C version of GRJ.
O scale in the basement G scale in the backyard.
Know that most every aspect of his custom home he built himself.