Chips today!

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  1. Andrew Laing

    Andrew Laing Full Member

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    Well today I kept myself busy fitting decoder chips.
    My latest acquisition a Hornby Black 5 was DCC ready so opened it up and fitted a Laisdcc 8 pin flylead chip, gave it a clean up and lube at the same time.
    Next up was a 1980's class 25 diesel, removed the directional lighting and soldered in an eight pin socket, chip fitted. Stripped the non-powered bogie and cleaned it up (it was minging!), now runs fairly well.
    Finally a 1970's class 29, not too disimilar to the class 25 except no lighting to remove. Again cleaned up the non-powered bogie as it was filthy.
    Need to buy a wheel gauge before I clean up the powered bogie pick-ups.
    I also really need a running in track circle as I don't think any of the three have seen much action lately.
     
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    Yeah it is nice to restore them to running order.
    I was looking at rolling roads after seeing DCC concepts at a recent show, they were running in freshly chipped locos.
    Might be time for a bit of DIY!
     
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