Kato U30C shell swap help!

Lowell Johnson Dec 4, 2019

  1. Lowell Johnson

    Lowell Johnson TrainBoard Member

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    Hi N Scalers,
    Can anyone tell me if there is a modern, DCC ready mech, Kato or Atlas, that an older Kato U30C shell would fit on without mods - at least not extensive ones? Even if you believe there is not, it helps knowing that too. Thanks in advance for your help. Lowell.
     
  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Will the current, DCC-friendly, U30C mech not fit?
     
  3. Lowell Johnson

    Lowell Johnson TrainBoard Member

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    I have not yet bought the body, but I have a ton of Atlas and Kato locos but no U30C's. I was hoping I may have something that works. Thanks. Lowell.
     
  4. Lowell Johnson

    Lowell Johnson TrainBoard Member

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    Any FVM's work also? Lowell.
     
  5. Sumner

    Sumner TrainBoard Member

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    Have you found a body only or a complete older U30C? I've bought 3 older DC Kato UP U30C's in the $35 to $50 range that I'm going to convert to DCC pretty much using this method...

    http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/grela/katou30c.html

    Maybe do one of those as my next decoder install and I'd post how I ended up doing it. Would this method interest you?

    Sumner
     
  6. Lowell Johnson

    Lowell Johnson TrainBoard Member

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    Hi again.
    Both body and complete locos. He has 3 older locos (176-1xx) and a complete RI body. I can buy or trade for any or all. Haven't got that far yet. Lowell.
     
  7. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    The U30C shell will fit on both the older DC and new DCC ready Kato U30C and C30-7 mech
     

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