DCC Conversion of Airfix Pannier Tank

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  1. Peter G

    Peter G Full Member

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    How I fitted a 2002 Digitrax DCC decoder to an old non DCC ready Airfix Pannier Tank Number 6110.
     
  2. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Peter,

    Just watched your video. Really good. Nice and clear to follow with an excellent commentary. I don't think anyone could be left in any doubt after that. :thumbs:

    A very nice model too and in great condition.

    Thanks for posting this up. Great to have on file.

    Cheers toto
     
  3. Peter G

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    Thanks Toto - as much as I would like to do "live" commentaries I find it easier, and for me, better to put the graphics together first and then add the commentary after. This means that the videos take longer to produce but that's the way I prefer to work - more of a documentary style rather than reality tv :lol:.
    I love watching guys like Gormo who are very relaxed in front of the camera and maybe one day I will jump in and try a "live" video but, for now at least, I'll keep on plodding along with the method that I am comfortable with.
    Thanks again for your kind comments and encouragement.
    Peterhttp://www.click
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Peter,
    Whatever method, it' a very good tutorial. At a nice easy pace as well. Great to follow. I'm sure Gormo still feels a bit intimidated by the camera even though he's an old hand at it now. However, you can see a difference in how more relaxed he's become as well.
    A great addition to add tumour library. Keep them coming good Sir.http://www.click.
    You reminded me that I have a few loco's to fit with decoders so I think it' off to the shed for me tomorrow and I'll tackle one before returning to my soldering duties.:avatar:it'll make a pleasant change of scene.
    Cheers
    Toto
     
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    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Nice tutorial Peter. :thumbs:

    I do like your 48 Class in Austrac livery in your display cabinet. :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  6. Peter G

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    Thanks Gary

    Maggie and I were in NZ (to visit her sister) and Australia (to visit friends) on our honeymoon in 2001 so we took the opportunity to purchase some local locos and rolling stock. All of the store owners were very helpful and they all shipped our purchases directly to our new home in Canada so that we did not overload our suitcases on the way!
    http://www.click
    Peter
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Good tutorial for someone like me who's maybe consixdering moving to dcc whilst owning Airfix and Mainline locos.

    Many thanks Ian vt:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  8. Peter G

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    Thanks Ian - I have quite a fleet of older locos and one type to tackle soon is a tender driven Ringfield motor unit that has one brush powered directly via the screw in the chassis block - should be an interesting exercise.http://www.clickPeter
     

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