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Title: 4 6 0 to MTH DCS conversion
Post by: Suncoasttrains on January 01, 2018, 09:15:14 PM
 :o.  So I have been looking for a steam loco G scale to convert to MTH DCS.  I picked an anniversary 4 6 0 with metal siderods at the tampa train show.
I ran it on my MTH layout in conventional mode thinking there's no way this thing can haul my coal train up a 3 % grade or haul my passenger train. But it did.  Very impressed.. it's not much different than an MTH Hudson.
Anyway I noticed movement in the rear axle and pulled the bottom cover off to ck it. I put it back on and next time I ran it no power nothing.. dead.. turns out there are 2 tiny plugs from all the pickups t hat plug into the motor leads. Plugged them back in and it's fine. Looking forward to runningbit in DCS.


Title: Re: 4 6 0 to MTH DCS conversion
Post by: Joe Zullo on January 02, 2018, 10:23:33 AM
Ah! You are learning about Annies grasshopper. (https://st2.depositphotos.com/1001911/8901/v/110/depositphotos_89018038-stock-illustration-martial-art-emoticon.jpg)