Model Railway Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,201 Posts
Hi All,
A Minitrix N switcher has been in the box for a while waiting for conversion to DCC last night i decided to give it a go, first off the contacts to the wheels in each bogie were set to be on the same side of the track so i carefully removed one and reversed it to pick up on the opposite side leaving them diagonal.
On to the chassis it was cut to accept the decoder, the motor wired as per usual covering parts of the chassis where contact may be made motor/chassis,
the wires to track were fed and soldered to a tab coming from each bogie.
After several tests on the prog track i couldnt get a read from it, the only thing to cause this i can think of is the chassis is a one piece metal type, and the bogies are held in place with metal pins that pass through metal cast bogies could this be stopping a readback

It is not the most detailed little shunter but would make a good addition to the stock.
I have attached pictures of one like it to give you all the idea of its type, though mine is in U.P. livery.

Many thanks.
 

Attachments

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,201 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
QUOTE (poliss @ 27 Aug 2008, 11:18) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Could be very difficult to convert. "Current is transferred to the motor through the metal chassis itself (IE, no wires)."
See the N Scale Encyclopedia for details. http://www.visi.com/~spookshow/h1244.html
You can buy a conversion kit. I found one on the AJ Model Trains website. http://tinyurl.com/6yakx9

Poliss,

The link to N scale encyclopedia is excellent many thanks,it provides plentiful information on other locos i have had in mind to convert ...... this little loco looks like a pest then i will mail AJ models for a price for a conversion kit to see if it is a feasible option.
Thanks.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,201 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
QUOTE (poliss @ 27 Aug 2008, 13:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I've also found a few pages on how to install LED lights in the model. http://tinyurl.com/6g66rh There's also this website that has lots of instructions for installing decoders in many other locomotives. http://www.trainweb.org/nrmrc/dcc/conversions.html#modify

Good site for information on older locos Poliss, i intend to fit miniatronics LED's in it as is said there is a hole drilled for the front light, i recieved a reply from AJ models .......

Thank you for the email. I use a modeler here in Houston, that does DCC work for train stores. I will have to check with him on his time and cost.

It sound like he want me to send it to him rather than it being a conversion set for it, see what goes after reading another wiring of a minitrix loco on the link you gave me it may be possible to do the same way.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top