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QUOTE (graham162 @ 13 May 2008, 02:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Can anyone advise me on converting backwards from DCC to DC please?

I have a standard DC layout with no plans to convert to DCC, however i have bought a DCC pendolino set at a reasonable price from ebay and wish to run it on my layout. It's a nice model, however pressure from my 8 year old led me to this position, my simple electrical knowledge leads me to believe it can be done, however ripping all the wiring back to just the motor and pickups, re-soldering with the possible addition of an interference suppressor, seems a bit drastic should there be a simpler way that you might know to........

Thanks guys

Graham

If it has an 8 pin socket, remove the decoder and simply bridge the two outer pairs of the socket with a bit of wire as below - ie, bridge X1 and X5 with one bit of wire, then with a separate bit bridge X4 and X8.

X1 X2 X3 X4
X5 X6 X7 X8

Regards

Richard
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QUOTE (graham162 @ 14 May 2008, 02:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks guys.

Yes indeed it does work from plain ol' DC just takes a couple of seconds to start! my lad's well chuffed, though the lights don't work so i'll have to get the soldering iron out and do Richard's fix (thanks Richard), presume they will work once the chip is out! also there is a chip in the dummy i assume i'll have to treat that one the same to enable the lights on that car too.

Happy Modelling

Graham

***No need to solder if there's a socket there Graham - just push in place a U shaped bit of solid copper wire or brass or anything that conducts and will also fit in the holes in the socket!

Alternately cut the plug off the decoder and solder a bit of wire across the appropriate pins then push it into place.

Richard
 
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