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JEL1948

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« on: February 02, 2017, 01:29:04 PM »

Can anyone tell me if this model (#81901) is DCC-ready? I'm getting mixed info. What is the best sound/speed decoder to install?
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Hunt
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 03:57:16 PM »

It is DCC-ready with 8-pin socket per Bachmann diagram.

SoundTraxx currently makes two decoders that can be used.
Click Here for info --  Not a plug & play installation. Not a candidate for first time installer
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All HO 80 Ton 3 Truck Shay Locomotives have been discontinued so replacement parts in limited supply or not available at all.
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HoModeler

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2017, 06:46:09 AM »

Like Hunt suggests 3 Truck Shay's are no longer made... If you have a problem with the Shay you will have a hard time finding parts But Yes I do believe they where made in DCC too
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WoundedBear
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 10:48:02 AM »

I would be nice if Bachmann had some documentation for the sound boards. Where and when would a guy use one of these?

http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66_698&products_id=10460

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 03:42:37 PM »

Sid,

Here are the documents Bachmann provides online. 
Click Here for Quick Start Guide
Click Here for DCC SOUND ON BOARD Userís Guide and Technical Reference
Click Here for Bachmann HO 3 Truck Shay supported CVs info







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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2017, 04:26:06 PM »

Sid,

Here are the documents Bachmann provides online. 
Click Here for Quick Start Guide
Click Here for DCC SOUND ON BOARD Userís Guide and Technical Reference
Click Here for Bachmann HO 3 Truck Shay supported CVs info



Also ---  With use you will soon discover parts of the provided documentation to be not applicable, incomplete, and sometimes misleading. 



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WoundedBear
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2017, 08:09:03 PM »

Thanks Hunt. I did find errors with the CV list for the 3 truck Climax. I made my own sheet and work off it. The one Soundtraxx has still doesn't jive with my models.

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