This topic idly made me wonder if anyone's brought a small model railroad layout on board and ran it in their room or something. Would have to be small, and definitely N scale or below. I'm sure Amtrak frowns on laying tracks down the length of the coach car.
Regulations state that the model train cars must be wearing third rail shoes at all times while traveling down the aisles.
Hmmm.... a model of an electric train on electrified model track powered by a real train on a real [unpowered] track. When the model train moves forward, is it really moving faster than the train itself?
Sorta back to reality, I came across this online and find it fascinating: A small 6-pack fridge by Kooltron
. What makes this fridge different is that it isn't powered by a compressor. It's thermoelectric cooling. It draws 4.5A at 60W on DC converted 12V and cools down to 32-degrees below ambient. That's about 40-degrees in an average train car. It wouldn't freeze ice, but it would keep beer cold and, if necessary, medicines cool. For reference, an average laptop brings down around 3.5A at 65W. (Note to sparkys: yes, all these don't exactly fit the p=i x e formula exactly - these are the specs listed.) The best feature, though, is that it is only available branded as Coca Cola.
Edited by VentureForth, 04 November 2014 - 07:47 AM.
14,223 Amtrak Miles. Many more to go.
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