Re: Converting a brass E-60 2-8-0 to DCC

Charles Brumbelow

Is the existing motor suitable for DCC or will you need to remotor? Is there or will there be room for a flywheel? Charles

On Monday, February 19, 2018, 1:04 PM, nick79ostr@... [WiringForDCC] wrote:

I have a brass Consolidation I'd love to convert for operation on my DCC layout.  It appears the loco picks up right rail from the drivers and left rail from the tender.  I know I'll have to isolate the motor from the frame, but my concern is that the gap between the last driver and first tender wheel pickups may be large enough that if I do have a dead spot somewhere (e.g., in an already-installed turnout that works fine with my F7s) the loco will stall.  Does anyone have experience in this area, and am I being overly cautious/concerned?  Thanks!

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