Sunset 4-8-0's

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Thu May 26 15:20:09 EDT 2011

Actually, my question is more about isolation of the motor from the frame. Is it needed? I hate the little plugs, even if they are Deans, so I have been hard wiring the harnesses, isolating the drawbars, and modifying the tenders to isolate the trucks from the tender frame so I can use one truck for each rail for power. I cooked a Digitrax 163 decoder in January, and haven’t tried again on that engine. I’ve pathetically just run the other M as DC. Still unpainted.

Mark Lindsey
Stuck in the 1930's

On 5/25/11 10:15 PM, "NW Modeling List" <nw-modeling-list at> wrote:


I've installed Tsunamis in my Sunset M & M-2s. They fit without any real issues in both tenders. I have a 12,000 gallon tender on the M and a 9,000 gallon on the M-2. My other M-2s have the 12,000 & 15,000 gallon ones but I haven't done any installations on them.

Everything is in the tender and a pair of plugs run the motor & lighting to the engine.

Roger Huber

--- On Wed, 5/25/11, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at> wrote:

From: NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at>
Subject: Sunset 4-8-0's
To: "NW Modeling List" <nw-modeling-list at>
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 3:01 PM

I plan to install DCC into my pair of HO scale Sunset M's. They run smooth
as silk on DC, but I need the lights and such to work as well. Has anyone
had good luck putting the DCC into these cramped lil models? I want to use
a 163 decoder.

Mark Lindsey
Stuck in the 1930's

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