Bachmann EMD GP50 Diesel DCC Conversion

xenon_ion Apr 11, 2020

  1. xenon_ion

    xenon_ion New Member

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  2. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Great job! And this is one of the challenging ones to do since it's not a drop in.
     
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  3. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

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    Good first post!

    Folks here are good natured and supportive! A safe place to show both your successes and "failures".

    We love trains and modeling!!!
     
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  4. u18b

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    Enjoy your accomplishment!
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  5. xenon_ion

    xenon_ion New Member

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    Thank You for your kind words and those of encouragement too.

    I didn't realize that image descriptions didn't show up in the post, i'll add those in the next one.

    It'll be a bit before I can commit to a full layout, but with the ground work i've laid I'll be setup to start building.
     
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    xenon_ion New Member

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    AH! You are so correct and this is a HUGE thing to keep in mind, as you mention it'll destroy the decoder otherwise. Even though I didn't mention it in the post I did insulate the motor contacts before I put the metal bodies back together.

    I didn't get a picture of it because I initially had issues with the decoder and DCC++. I thought the decoder wasn't functioning properly, when it really was address assignment issues and using the loco on the main track rather than the programming track.
     
  8. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for sharing this how to xenon_ion. (y) Very nice work.
     
  9. SinCity

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    I added a decoder on my budget, old non-split framed LL GP-38 and it is one of my best runners. I also have one of those old Bachman GPs like you do, but, it isn't a good runner to begin with.
     

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