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I've recently purchased a second hand Graham Farish Railcar with a view to converting it to DCC.

On taking the body off and having a prod with a meter it looks as though the pickups are via a pair of wipers on each bogie, 1 of which goes to a strip underneath the chassis and the other goes directly to the chassis.

Does anyone have any suggestions / experience with the conversion of this model that they would be able to pass on?

Thanks in advance

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It looks more like the second one than the first, so I'm guessing it's an aged model.

Having another look at the loco it looks like I need to use 2 digihats as both contacts are held in with a metal clip (top and bottom)
 

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That certainly looks a cheaper option than the digihats and should work pretty well, as long as the area can be insulated (I'm thinking a thin piece of plasticard would do the job, or maybe some tape)

I'll pop the top off again later and see how easy it will be to solder the wires to the bogies.
 

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Well, thanks for all the replies - the loco is now fully operational on DCC.

I went for the soldering thin wires to the bogies as this seemed to be the least work and it worked fine. Control, even without tweaking the decoder, is silky smooth and it will run at a crawl very nicely.

The interior didn't look anything like that last link from poliss, sorry.
 
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