Re: Converting a DC Locomotive to DCC
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See the NMRA X2011 Clinic I presented at Sacramento on "Installing Decoders"
From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...] On
Behalf Of Rich
Sent: Tuesday, 13 March 2012 9:09 AM
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Re: Converting a DC Locomotive to DCC
Thanks for that info.
I have installed a number of decoders over the past 8 years and never had a
problem except for this one, a Proto 2000 Alco S3.
All of my decoder installations have been on DCC Ready locos. The S3 was
literally my first decoder install 8 years ago, and I really had no problem
installing it either.
However, I have never attempted to convert a non-DCC ready loco to DCC, and
that is the reason for my questions in this regard.
While Life Like never advertised the S3 as DCC Ready, it did include
instructions on converting to DCC, but those instructions were minimal and
never mentioned any wiring issues. I have come to understand that only
early version S3's had this problem which Life Like later corrected.
I now refer to the early version Proto 2000 Alco S3 as "almost DCC Ready".
Anyhow, I appreciate all of the help and advice in this regard, and I will
finish the job by using a nylon screw for the motor mount.
for the Atlas S4, but can be used in similar switcher models:like
individual such as Bruce now that he's sold Litchfield, and various Yahoovarious
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