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Title: Install DCC in On30 2-6-0 Locomotive
Post by: RICMonster on January 30, 2015, 11:34:32 PM
Simple question (I hope):
I have an On30 2-6-0 Analog Locomotive.  I would like to upgrade it to DCC.  Is this possible and if so, which converter do you recommend?


Title: Re: Install DCC in On30 2-6-0 Locomotive
Post by: RICMonster on January 31, 2015, 12:33:26 PM
Thanks for the quick response.  I am very comfortable with solder and the like and appreciate your suggestions.


Title: Re: Install DCC in On30 2-6-0 Locomotive
Post by: Yardmaster on February 06, 2015, 10:02:31 AM
Bachmann recommends SoundTraxx decoders. www.soundtraxx.com


Title: Re: Install DCC in On30 2-6-0 Locomotive
Post by: Yardmaster on February 07, 2015, 12:59:04 AM
Everyone is entitled to an opinion....
SoundTraxx is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. They have a great track record of innovation and stellar customer support. They are currently expanding their facility and have some great new products on the horizon. That's why we recommend them.


Title: Re: Install DCC in On30 2-6-0 Locomotive
Post by: hminky on February 07, 2015, 02:35:08 PM
The Soundtraxx sounds good enough for me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_78JD4OsBvU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_78JD4OsBvU)

vs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8RPAM5R7cY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8RPAM5R7cY)

Early steam doesn't require sophistication, it chuffs and the whistle blows.

Here is a Tsunami in an HO loco:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAiY5BBzIdQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAiY5BBzIdQ)

from my "what I did":

http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/1905/decapod_sound/ (http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/1905/decapod_sound/)

Steam sound is more about the speakers than the decoder sounds, "bigger is better" in the form of two dissimilar speakers and use the tender body as the sound box not one of those "sissy" canister enclosures.

Harold


Title: Re: Install DCC in On30 2-6-0 Locomotive
Post by: Richg on February 07, 2015, 05:29:12 PM
Jut in case. From the SoundTraxx site.

http://www.soundtraxx.com/choose/step3.php?t=o&s=Bachmann

Rich