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Bachman Class 170 DCC Conversion

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Hi All,

 

I'm about to embark on converting my Class 170 for DCC operation.  Although I have a Hornby R8312 e-Link unit I'm still building my layout and using an old dc controller for checking track connections etc.

 

My question is this, if I convert my Class 170 can I test that it works OK on the dc layout or am I going to blow the decoders up.  My Class 150's are straight out 21 pin decoders and will happily run on dc.

 

Best Rgds,

Dave R.

Australia

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You won't blow up your decoder on DC. Most will run on DC by default, but a few may have the bit in CV29 turned off for DC running. Either way, it won't harm the decoder.

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That's a lot off my mind.  Being a retired oldy and new to this DCC lark I'm always wary of things that I'm doing with my layout.

 

Best Rgds,

Dave R.

Australia

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