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Old 04-06-2018, 07:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Converting to DCC is easy as a decoder with sound can be fit in the water tank. For engine only I used the Zimo MX645, but for engine and powered yellow tender I used the MX696 which just fits in the water tank and controls both engine and tender. Biggest issue is speaker in the engine, I put mine on the cab floor.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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But I'd still have to split the motor block to separate a motor and pickup wire, right? Had a Forney from a collection once and it did not run, turns out someone disassembled it and added an insulating sleeve to one of the "bus bars" inside to disconnect the motor. I wanted something with a socket inside, i.e. digital ready.

Thanks for the effort Pete, and will see you on the other forum. It's a good price and I'm sure someone will buy it soon.

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Old 04-08-2018, 01:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have seen several methods used for isolating the motor lead.

Finger nail polish... I do not do this for fear that the polish could wear and smoke the decoder.

Heat shrink tubing...I do not do this either for the smae reason as above.

Drill hole near outside of case near single pin (this will mark the motor lead) and then cut the motor lead short. Then add wire directly to motor lead which can now not ever touch the track pin.
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Dan, as this is a "For Sale" thread I think your words of wisdom are falling on deaf ears . .
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Duh, the whole forum seems to be dwindling down, and no ears to listen!!
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I can see the smoke unit is tied to track power and is most likely the 3 wire version of the motor block. Good news it is the model with metal side rods.
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