DCC Conversion tips
Some people dread doing this, but its really very easy. Sit back and watch this video on how you can convert your engines from DC to DCC.
PLEASE NOTE HORNBY RINGFIELD MOTORS YOU NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
‘…….Hornby Ringfield motor is to test that the brush strips are insulated from the wheels and metal chassis of the motor once the original wires are removed. This may not be needed on a Lima Ringfield model but it is absolutely essential on a Hornby ringfield loco. Failure to test these brush strips will result in immediate decoder failure if there is a connection.
Additionally placing a newly DCCed loco onto the main DCC rails and there is a wiring fault will result in instant decoder failure.. You should always try and use a Programming track which has a limited current output……. ‘ quoted from Flashbang on modelrailwayforum.co.uk (and an added thank you!)
Also thanks BromsMods modelrailwayforum.co.uk for pointing out you can get hold of hardwire DCC decoders without the pins on the end
Also a thank you to GWR_fan newrailwaymodellers.co.uk for your info too, its all helps with how to convert a dc locomotive.
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