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« on: March 10, 2011, 03:19:46 PM »

Recently inherited some trains and am new to this field. Do you know if this unit is dcc ready or not?
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 05:13:46 PM »

Look at the diagram that came with the loco or open it up and see if there is a PC board that would have a eight pin connector on it.

Rich
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 05:27:45 PM »

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No, it's not. However, Kato makes a plug in
DCC ready F40PH. There are several on ebay
right now.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 05:40:47 PM »

Thanks for the info
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Jim Banner

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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 11:46:00 PM »

The Bachmann F40PH is very similar internally to the Bachmann Baby Trainmaster.  Details of how to added a decoder to the latter can be found here:
http://members.shaw.ca/sask.rail/dcc/tmaster/tmaster.html

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011, 11:26:19 PM »

An easy way to tell if the Bachmann F40's are DCC ready, is to flip them over and look at the fuel tank. If its screwed on, its DC only....however, if its clipped on, its most likely DCC ready.
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