DCC Loco Conversions - Index of Articles with Links

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  1. Jim Freight

    Jim Freight Full Member

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    My DCC Conversions series of articles is growing so I thought that a one stop article to easily find what you may want, grouped by content with direct links for each could be useful.

    Quite a few are planned (Planned), currently underway or just need writing up and posting, (Work In Progress), this index will be updated as new articles are posted.

    Posted articles have active links.

    General discussion

    DCC & Me
    Introduction
    Decoders & Me

    Evaluation of the loco for conversion and options

    Worth the Effort? - 1
    • Introduction
    • List of parameters
    • Wheels
    • Axles
    Worth the Effort? - 2
    • Wheel treads
    Worth the Effort? - 3
    • Pickups
    • Wheel arrangements
    • Weight
    Worth the Effort? - 4
    • Motor types
    Worth the Effort? - 5
    • Magnet
    • Armature
    • Alternative motors
    • Lights
    • Summing up
    Dublo - Stay Alive?
    • Options
    Dublo - NEO ?
    • Discussion
    Tools, materials, general techniques, testing and programming

    Tools & Materials
    • Soldering Irons
    • Soldering Materials
    • General Tools
    • Sleeving
    • Wire
    • Tape
    General Techniques 1 of 2
    • Will it fit?
    • Interference Suppression Devices
    • Wiring Techniques
    General Techniques 2 of 2
    • Decoder Connections
    • Joining Wires
    • Stripping PTFE
    • Heat Shrink Sleeving
    • Connections to Motors
    • Heat Shrink Sleeving Application
    Testing and Programming Tools
    DCC Gotchas
    Dublo & Wrenn Trips & Tips

    Dublo & Wrenn 0.5 inch motor

    Dublo Early Stanier 8F
    Dublo Early Castle
    Dublo R1 - Planned
    Wrenn N2- WIP

    Dublo & Wrenn Ringfield Motor

    Dublo & Wrenn Ringfield Motor
    Dublo & Wrenn Diesel Shunter
    Dublo & Wrenn Ringfield Stanier 8F
    Dublo Ringfield Castle
    Dublo West Country

    Dublo & Wrenn Open Frame Motor

    Dublo & Wrenn Brush Holder Extraction
    Dublo & Wrenn Brush Holder Replacement
    Dublo Duchess
    Dublo N2 Tank
    Dublo & Wrenn 2-6-4 Tank - 6 examples, how different they are!
    Dublo & Wrenn A4
    Dublo & Wrenn City - WIP

    Dublo & Wrenn Power Bogie

    Dublo & Wrenn 1000HP Bo-Bo - Planned
    Dublo Co-Co & Co-Bo Brush Holders - WIP
    Dublo Co-Co (Deltic) - WIP
    Dublo Co-Bo (MetroVic) - Planned
    Dublo EMU - Planned

    Tri-ang & Tri-ang-Hornby

    Tri-ang Britannia - WIP
    Power Bogie X3710 (X337,X213) - WIP
    Hymek R758 1968 - WIP
    L1 R350 1961 - WIP
    HST (with Black Cat lighting) - Outline, detailed article planned

    British Trix

    Class 5 - WIP
    Warship - WIP
    Western - WIP

    Bachmann
    J39 - WIP
    J83 - WIP
    Wickham Trolley - WIP

    Mainline

    Standard 4 - WIP

    Not so DCC Ready or difficult

    Kernow Bulleid 10203
    • My how to remove the body for decoder fitting

    Caution when fitting decoders to so called Ready locos


    Questions and discussion always :welcome:

    Jim
     
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  2. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Very nice resource Jim.

    Also worth a look at is the TCS website they have a selection of installations for multiple scales and manufacturers

    Paul
     
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    Thanks Paul, will do, Jim :)
     
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    ACC/DCC ... ? ... its the black arts again ...
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    Ian vt
     
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    With the fun and games I am having with a couple of City locos you'd think the black arts were fighting back, vintage + DCC can be aggro squared :eek:
    Jim :faint:
     
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    Hi Paul

    I see there is one installation relating to the Wrenn Duchess but the decoder they fit IMO is massive, and my initial attempts at driving out the uninsulated brush holder just resulted in the tube being belled out such that it could not be pushed out at all, I have found that the brush tubes are either brittle or too soft to push out.

    Admittedly my method of tube extraction effectively destroys the tube but it does leave the important part, the chassis, undamaged and the tube is easily replaced.

    Also I could not find a source of original or 3rd party tube insulators, Wrenngalore on eBay had sold out years ago.

    Jim :)
     
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    Added detail (bullet points) and improved presentation, any comments?

    Jim :)
     
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  8. paul_l

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    Looks good Jim
     
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