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Glyndwr

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« on: July 24, 2008, 09:00:06 PM »

Hi guys,
 new to this 0n30 stuff but about to dive in head first  ( to heck with just wetting the toes   Shocked Cheesy ).
Anyhoo, I have ordered some track and turnouts..( ME C83 ) and an 0-4-2 Porter to get myself started...my question is..are the new Porters DCC equipped yet ?  if not   then how hard / easy is it to make them DCC  and what is the best / reccomended decoder to go with ?.

Plans are still on paper as yet but will be making temporary 'layouts' of switching yards to try different configurations..shelf type  yard on about a12' x 2' shelf  eventually but starting with 6' x 2' shelf, once I have found something that works for me then I`ll start making the real thing.....looking forward to many hours of good fun  Smiley

Thanks in advance for any info given.

Glyndwr  ( Nova Scotia Cda)

 
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008, 01:09:41 AM »

Dear Glyndwr,
They are not, but can be converted relatively easily. Here are illustrated instructions, although in French!
http://us.leforum.eu/t1208-On30-Une-Porter-DCC-1ere-partie.htm
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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Frisco


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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 01:06:24 PM »

Try getting the ON30 annual 2006 it takes you through doing it twice and has lots of other good information.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2008, 06:34:25 PM »

I use a variation on the method described in the 2006 On30 Annual.  Much easier than the French take it all apart method.

Jim
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2008, 07:46:28 PM »

The On30 Annual is a great publication, and all 3 of the Annuals are available on the website.  I've thoroughly enjoyed all 3, and they are packed with very hands-on info.

http://www.on30annual.com/
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