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Thu May 26 18:20:07 EDT 2011
Unless either of your brushes is grounded to the motor frame, you don't have to
isolate the motor. If a brush is grounded to the frame (I'm thinking about the
old open frame motors here) just sever the connection.
From: NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>
To: NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>
Sent: Thu, May 26, 2011 2:20:09 PM
Subject: Re: Sunset 4-8-0's
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.
Stuck in the 1930's
On 5/25/11 10:15 PM, "NW Modeling List" <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> 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
>--- On Wed, 5/25/11, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
>>From: NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>
>>Subject: Sunset 4-8-0's
>>To: "NW Modeling List" <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>
>>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.
>>Stuck in the 1930's
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