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Started by on30gn15, December 15, 2011, 08:39:02 PM
Quote from: Tom M. on December 15, 2011, 10:04:01 PMThe Bachmann parts department sells replacement drive mechanisms for the 44 toners that are DCC ready. It has a single motor that's electrically isolated from the frame. It is very easy to wire in the decoder of your choice. I've done this swap for a couple of my DCC clients. I'm currently updating two of my own WM 44 toners with SoundTraxx decoders using these replacement mechanisms. The January Model Railroader magazine has an article of another person doing a similar upgrade using a LOK Sound decoder.Tom
Quote from: richg on December 15, 2011, 10:01:10 PMHere is a photo of the single motor. Everyone, download and save the photo to your PC for future reference. This is better than opinions on what really is a single or two motor. 44 ton.
Quote from: Tom M. on December 15, 2011, 10:04:01 PMThe Bachmann parts department sells replacement drive mechanisms for the 44 toners that are DCC ready.
Quote from: on30gn15 on December 15, 2011, 11:23:00 PM"Older" means 1.) store opened in 2009 and I'm pretty sure Mike has had it since then.2.) haven't found it in 2009, 2010, 2011 print catalogs.3.) it is not DCC Ready like current production.
Quote from: richg on December 16, 2011, 12:42:11 PMPM me. I have the magazine article if you get the two motor.
Quote from: on30gn15 on December 16, 2011, 06:16:39 PMAlthough I haven't possessed any, the 2 motor trucks are familiar via being seen as kitbash fodder for "Critter" locomotives in people's projects posted in various On30 and Gn15 forums and Yahoo Groups.