(My forum search for "dead rail" had no results so I'm assuming I'm not beating a dead horse with a new thread. If I'm wrong, please direct me to an existing dead rail thread.) As someone who still runs DC, I find dead rail systems intriguing. The thought of running trains that are powered by on-board batteries rather than current from track is interesting. As far as I know, dead rail systems don't have all of the bells and whistles of DCC systems yet (sound for one), but just the idea of not having to worry about dirty track alone was enough to get my attention. If anyone on this forum is using a dead rail system, please let me know. I have some questions I'd like to ask.