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Abiqua

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Hard install
« on: November 07, 2015, 10:43:39 PM »
I have two old but very nice locomotives that are not DCC ready. How difficult is it to hardwire in a 9 pin harness? Is there any place to find instructional documents or videos on how to install DCC harnesses which will allow use of an LM-2?
Bob -- Cottage Grove, Oregon
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Re: Hard install
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2015, 11:01:47 PM »
What are the locomotives?
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Re: Hard install
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2015, 08:51:39 AM »
It does depend on the locomotive, but the wiring for RP is the same as it is for DCC. Google "Wiring a locomotive for DCC",  and you will find plenty of information and videos on how to do it.
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Abiqua

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Re: Hard install
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2015, 03:25:59 PM »
Hi Bill,

The two locos are a Roundhouse Alco RS-3 and a Stewart Baldwin VO-1000.
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Re: Hard install
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2015, 03:39:07 PM »
Here are Soundtraxx's instructions for the Baldwin (PDF)

It should help you figure out the RailPro install for that one.
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