Rivarossi Y6b question

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Sat Feb 11 16:15:29 EST 2006

I need a little help here. I have three of these. I am planning on putting
DCC decoders in them. I have one of them open on my workbench now. I need
help in determining:

A) which wires are for what - from my eyes it LOOKS like the motor gets half
its power from a pickup on the engineer side wired to a contact on the motor
and the other side of the power through the locomotive frame to the case of
the motor. I have figured out how to isolate that to get to the DCC decoded
I think.

B) how does the headlight get its power? I can see one wire that leads from
the motor case to the front. Therefore I am assuming the other half the
bulb's power is also coming from the frame? I am scared to tear the thing
apart much more without knowing what I am doing. I had a lot less trouble
putting a decoder in an early 60's Mantua Pacific in the course of making
N&W #578.

Any help would be appreciated.. feel free to post it here or email me
directly at bob at firedogwireless.com. If putting my email address in this
post is taboo, Mr Moderator, please edit it out and send the post on... I
really want to run something other than a J, the E2 or an inappropriate
2-10-0 on my newly-updated to DCC layout....

Bob Welsh

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