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QUOTE (Ozzie21 @ 25 Mar 2007, 08:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have a fifteith anniversary edition of the black Princess and I'm still tossing up wether I should install a decoder or not as it would have to be hard wired. Not a problem really but should I or shouldn't I that is the question


That's alway's going to be a problem question.

As soon as it's even out of the box that takes some value off it.
As soon as you run it it takes a bit more value off it.
As soon as you modify it it take a little more & so on.
As far as the real die-hard collectors are concerned.

If you can fit the decoder & be able to return it to original then go ahead if it has been run anyway. Maybe if you carefully unsolder the existing wiring from the pick up to the insulated motor brush complete with the suppressor & store it in the box for possible re-fitting later the idea will work & you can return it to original condition.

At the end of the day it's your choice - if it were me I'd do it anyway.

As an aside I have a complete LGB Fire Set & am thinking about converting that to DCC & have the blue flashing lights, siren, seachlight & water pump working - but it will be done to enable me to return it to original condition. It seems to be worth quite a lot already. It generally only comes out when the weather is good & I can make sure the cats keep away from it.
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