DCC decoder in Tyco 4-4-0 (General)greenspun.com : LUSENET : Wiring for DCC : One Thread
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 (email@example.com), 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.