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1  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Will adding a DCC tender to DC Loco work? on: December 18, 2017, 11:58:04 AM
Thank you all for your very helpful info and advice.  You have all been very encouraging.  Yes I will be buying more and different locos that are already DCC with sound.  For now and until the car is sold (for $$$ and space) all I have is the B-Man dc loco and it just seems like a waste to throw it away.  I will be buying a b-man dcc ready tender and attempting to make a dc to dcc conversion work.  I have been tinkering with electronics since 1961 so I think I can make it work.  Of course I thought using duct tape to repair the blade on my lawn mower was a good idea too.

I'm OK but I think my neighbors dog got a little annoyed.

Thanks again and I will keep you all posted

Ray G.
2  Discussion Boards / N / Will adding a DCC tender to DC Loco work? on: December 14, 2017, 10:55:08 AM
Is it that simple?  I am new(ish) to model railroading.  About 20 years ago I built a small N layout on a door.  I was fun for a while.  Got bored and sold it.  A few months ago I came across some old camera stuff and traded it for store credit at a camera/hobby store planning to buy a small set to tinker with.  I thought I would start with something simple so I picked up a Bachmann Durango and Silverton set.  Simple right?  Not 2 days went by before I discovered DCC with sound on You Tube.  My whole world has changed.  I went from an occasional putterer to a full blown addict.  My hobby car is now listed for sale so I can make room in the garage for a 6" X 12" layout and as soon as it's sold I'll have the $$$ to do it.  For now I have the 0-6-0 from the Durango and Silverton set.  It looks like any Bachmann tender will connect up to the engine and I see that Bachmann sells tenders with a DCC decoder already installed.

If I replace the stock tender with a Bachmann DCC equipped tender will it work or is there more stuff that needs to be done?
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