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TYCO 2-8-0 Chattanooga

 
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Tootle
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:20 am    Post subject: TYCO 2-8-0 Chattanooga Reply with quote

Can anyone advise on the fitment of decoders to the old Tyco 2-8-0 purchased late 70's/early eighties(Brown Box Set).It will probably be running on a Digitrax Zephyr Extra set and/or the Bachmann DCC Control System.Does Lenz have a suitable decoder without sound?
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gremlinsaplenty
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Joined: 02 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A standard DH123 decoder SHOULD work. However, do you know that the Tyco PT motor electrics are grounded through the chassis, and you'll have to install insulated 2-56 screws, replacing the metal ones which hold the brush plate on? Someone on Tyco Forums has done it, I intend to put a Decoder into a Tyco GG1 engine. Once you have the insulated screws installed, you can run the wires to the motor and pick-up points separately. But otherwise it is doable.

Jerry in Virginia, USA
Tyco owner and hopefully DCC operated in 2012
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