HO scale decoder installs, vol 1 - part 1 (TSG)
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In HO DCC Installs Volume 1 part 1, TSG's Dan Cortopassi tackles 7 real-world examples of DCC installs in HO scale locomotives, ranging from easy plug-and-play installs to slightly more difficult wired installs that only require a bit of skill with a soldering iron. (Part 2 with 8 more segments including many more advanced installs is coming next week.)
In this series, TSG includes enough variety to show typical issues you’ll likely encounter while installing your own decoders. There is a steam locomotive and an assortment of diesels, both with and without sound, so there should be something for everyone.
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Here's the complete DCC Decoder install series from TSG:
- HO DCC Decoder installs, vol 1, part 1 (this video)
- HO DCC Decoder installs, vol 1, part 2
- HO DCC Decoder installs, vol 2, part 1
- HO DCC Decoder installs, vol 2, part 2
- N DCC Decoder installs, vol 1, part 1
- N DCC Decoder installs, vol 1, part 2
NOTE: This video was produced in 2009 using standard definition video. We have upsampled it to HD, but the video appears soft and may have a few moire patterns occasionally. Even so, the techniques illustrated are quite valuable -- we believe you will agree this video series, even at the old lower resolution, is packed with helpful install examples.
Vol 1, part 2 gets into more advanced install techniques: click here to watch vol 1, part 2.
Looking for even more advanced hard-wire installs?
Watch HO DCC installs Vol 2
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•Vol 1 - Part 1, all chapters (~26 minutes) ...
INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS ...
•Chapter 1 - HO DCC decoder install series introduction (5:12)
•Chapter 2 - Atlas B23-7 - 8-pin plug install (2:55)
•Chapter 3 - Athearn GP60B - JST plug install (1:40)
•Chapter 4 - Blueline SD40-2 - Add motor decoder to existing sound-only decoder (1:41)
•Chapter 5 - Athearn F59PHI - Typical "Blue box" decoder install (3:08)
•Chapter 6 - Atlas B40-8W - QSI chip upgrade (2:50)
•Chapter 7 - Kato SD40-2 - Board replacement + Digitrax Sound Bug (5:22)
•Chapter 8 - Bachmann Spectrum 4-4-0 - steam sound replacement install (2:55)
PART 2 ...
Part 2 has more complex installs, 3 different decoders compare, speed matching demo, and more!
CONTINUE WATCHING SECOND HALF ...
Watch DCC installs vol 1 second half