DCC decoder in Tyco 4-4-0 (General)

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Hello Excuses my bad English Already times someone built a DCC Lenz LS-130 decoder or other into the General of Tyco/Mantua. Where is a good place for the decoder? thanks Greeting from Germany Juergen

-- Juergen Pollak (juergen.pollak@t-online.de), October 23, 2000


I had one of those when I was a kid. As I recall, the tender fully contained the motor. I don't have the tender, but I still have the boiler and cab. It would seem to me your only choice may be a N or Z decoder in the cab of the boiler.

-- Allan Gartner (WiringForDCC@augustmail.com), October 24, 2000.

I have been told that if you replace the motor with a can motor, you can get the decoder in the tender. The person who did this used Rail Command. Today, it should be easy to find a decoder you can fit. My friend did say he had to put the motor to side of the tender rather than down the middle.

-- Allan Gartner (WiringForDCC@augustmail.com), November 07, 2000.

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