i taking a short break from building to show you that nothing in this hobby is risk-free. whether your equipment is powered by steam, gasoline, diesel, or electricity...be prepared for anything! yesterday at the largo track, i decided to run my engine. i was taking it out of the containers and turned on main power to ease it on to the lift. there was a bang, a lot of smoke, and some flames. we got the fire out, luckily no one was hurt, nothing else was damaged, and the wiring stayed intact with no damage. however, a 400 amp controller is toast!
there were no faults in any of the external systems, it's just one of those rare occurances where it just turned loose. the housing is/was factory sealed, but the explosion blew out the bottom and set the service car alit.