DCC fitting to o-6-0 gwr tank no 2788

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DCC fitting to o-6-0 gwr tank no 2788

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Post by clubman2b » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:16 am

DCC fitting to Hornby gwr tank 0-6-0 no 2788.The motor fitted I believe to be Hornby part np x 1846.The pickup from the wheels appears straight forward but connecting to the bottom brush seems not quite as easy . Has anyone instructions for this dcc fitting. thanks

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Post by Steve M » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:48 am

From what you say I presume this isn't DCC ready.
In which case unsolder the wires from the motor and solder the orange and grey wires from the decoder to the motor. Then join the old wires to the red and black decoder wires and insulate with some heat shrink.
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Post by teedoubleudee » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:59 am

Don't forget to remove the capacitor and any other components that are fitted across the motor terminals. These are there for radio suppression and are no longer needed as the DCC decoder already has them installed as part of its internal circuitry.
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Post by RAF96 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:28 pm

I hardwired a TTS sound decoder into mine - see here http://www.halton96th.org.uk/article1.html

I make note in there about the lower brush being inaccessible so I left the existing wire connected to the motor, disconnected from the pickup end and joined the decoder wire to that.

I hope that helps.

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