Archives

Dcc Power

I'll probably post this in Hobbies as well, but?

there are always knowledgeable folks here abouts.

I have some old DC locomotives, kits I built, that run smooth and are pretty nice engines.

Background emf aside, I do not want to run them on DCC power. Over time, they do not like it. So the question is, not wanting to upgrade to sound, how difficult is it to convert to DCC with the addition of a decoder for direction and lighting only?

I'm thinking a little solder here and there, maybe?

Thanks

.

I'm only telling you what I've read in the modelling mags but you must remember that although DC stuff WILL run on DCC, it doesn't do the motors any good because there is ALWAYS current running through them and it WILL make them overheat so unless you're prepared to convert them fully to DCC, only run them singly using a DC supply. The average decoder has up to eight connections AND of course you've got to find space for it in locos which have very little spare space due to the (usually) large size of the motor.

Find Dcc Power On eBay Below:

DIGITRAX PX112 6 PX 112 6 POWER XTENDER DCC DECODER YANKEEDABBLER
DIGITRAX PX112 6 PX 112 6 POWER XTENDER DCC DECODER YANKEEDABBLER
$23.99
SMG AD150 5000AU TRANSFORMER ADAPTER 120 15 VAC DC DCC POWER SUPPLY
SMG AD150 5000AU TRANSFORMER ADAPTER 120 15 VAC DC DCC POWER SUPPLY
$30.95
NCE BD 20 DCC block detector new in plastic Power Pro
NCE BD 20 DCC block detector new in plastic Power Pro
$4.99
MRC Prodigy Elite 10 Amp DCC System with 110 240vAC External Power Supply 1417
MRC Prodigy Elite 10 Amp DCC System with 110 240vAC External Power Supply 1417
$345.79
NCE P515 15 vAC 5 Amp DCC System Power Supply 524 215
NCE P515 15 vAC 5 Amp DCC System Power Supply 524 215
$47.99
DIGITRAX Digitrax PS2012 20 Amp Regulated Power Supply for DCC NANCYS TRAINS
DIGITRAX Digitrax PS2012 20 Amp Regulated Power Supply for DCC NANCYS TRAINS
$165.61
NCE P514 12 138vDC 5 Amp DCC System Power Supply 120 240vAC 524 238
NCE P514 12 138vDC 5 Amp DCC System Power Supply 120 240vAC 524 238
$51.99
MRC Command 2000 with DCC Specialties Magniforce Power Supply
MRC Command 2000 with DCC Specialties Magniforce Power Supply
$69.99
NCE DCC 25 POWER CAB ENTRY LEVEL DCC Starter SET
NCE DCC 25 POWER CAB ENTRY LEVEL DCC Starter SET
$169.99
DCC SPECIALTIES  POWER PAX
DCC SPECIALTIES POWER PAX
$49.16
Bachmann Model Trains Power Pack Speed Controller DCC Compatible Track Layout
Bachmann Model Trains Power Pack Speed Controller DCC Compatible Track Layout
$74.55
MRC Prodigy Explorer Beginner DCC System with Power Supply HO N Z Scale 1422
MRC Prodigy Explorer Beginner DCC System with Power Supply HO N Z Scale 1422
$97.59
Digitrax DCS50 25 Amp Zephyr DCC Control Set w Power PS315 Supply Used
Digitrax DCS50 25 Amp Zephyr DCC Control Set w Power PS315 Supply Used
$125.00
NCE 45 PB5 5 AMP Power Booster w power supply NCE Digitrax Lenz DCC was PB 105
NCE 45 PB5 5 AMP Power Booster w power supply NCE Digitrax Lenz DCC was PB 105
$148.95
NCE Power Cab 2 Amp DCC Starter System with Power Supply v165 PowerC
NCE Power Cab 2 Amp DCC Starter System with Power Supply v165 PowerC
$149.99
LENZ DCC LVZ100 COMMAND  POWER STATION VERSION 35 or 36 NEW
LENZ DCC LVZ100 COMMAND POWER STATION VERSION 35 or 36 NEW
$235.00
MRC 1410 Prodigy Advance Wireless DCC Complete System w Power Supply
MRC 1410 Prodigy Advance Wireless DCC Complete System w Power Supply
$383.95
MRC 1420 Prodigy Express2 DCC System 16 Amp with Power Supply HO N Z Scale
MRC 1420 Prodigy Express2 DCC System 16 Amp with Power Supply HO N Z Scale
$153.95
DCC Throttle BATTERY SAVER Qty 3 With power supply Auction 2 of 2 equal
DCC Throttle BATTERY SAVER Qty 3 With power supply Auction 2 of 2 equal
$55.00
DCC Throttle BATTERY SAVER Qty 3 With power supply Auction 1 of 2 equal
DCC Throttle BATTERY SAVER Qty 3 With power supply Auction 1 of 2 equal
$55.00
MRC 1410 Prodigy Advance Wireless DCC Complete System w Power Supply NEW
MRC 1410 Prodigy Advance Wireless DCC Complete System w Power Supply NEW
$395.55
NCE DCC 25 POWER CAB 2A Version 165 FULL LINE DLR POWERCAB modelrrsupply 524 25
NCE DCC 25 POWER CAB 2A Version 165 FULL LINE DLR POWERCAB modelrrsupply 524 25
$149.95
NCE Power Pro Cab DCC Handheld Throttle 524 0010
NCE Power Pro Cab DCC Handheld Throttle 524 0010
$119.90
NCE P314 138VDC 266 Amp DCC System Power Supply 524 239
NCE P314 138VDC 266 Amp DCC System Power Supply 524 239
$27.90
NCE DCC PCP Power Cab Power Panel 524 222
NCE DCC PCP Power Cab Power Panel 524 222
$20.79
MRC Digital Command Control DCC Power Booster 8 Amp 001521
MRC Digital Command Control DCC Power Booster 8 Amp 001521
$154.22
MRC 1528 35 Amp District DCC Power Booster for Prodigy DCC Systems New
MRC 1528 35 Amp District DCC Power Booster for Prodigy DCC Systems New
$133.85
NCE5240025 Power Cab DCC Starter Set New Retail Package
NCE5240025 Power Cab DCC Starter Set New Retail Package
$194.95
NCE POWER CAB ENTRY LEVEL DCC SET 524 025 NCE25
NCE POWER CAB ENTRY LEVEL DCC SET 524 025 NCE25
$150.39
NEW Bachmann E Z Command DCC 5 Amp Power Booster for use with All Scales
NEW Bachmann E Z Command DCC 5 Amp Power Booster for use with All Scales
$307.24
NCE 222 PCP Power Panel Expand your Power Cab DCC 524 222 modelrrsupply
NCE 222 PCP Power Panel Expand your Power Cab DCC 524 222 modelrrsupply
$20.89
MRC DCC Power District Circuit Breaker 5 Amp 1527
MRC DCC Power District Circuit Breaker 5 Amp 1527
$35.99
Bachmann E Z Command DCC Controller System Model Train Power Supply
Bachmann E Z Command DCC Controller System Model Train Power Supply
$124.14
PowerPax DCC Programming Booster with Power Supply DCC Specialties Power Pax PPX
PowerPax DCC Programming Booster with Power Supply DCC Specialties Power Pax PPX
$49.99
Bachmann E Z Command DCC 5 Amp Power Booster for use with All Scales
Bachmann E Z Command DCC 5 Amp Power Booster for use with All Scales
$297.41
MRC Prodigy Express2 DCC System 16 Amp with Power Supply HO N Z Scale 1420
MRC Prodigy Express2 DCC System 16 Amp with Power Supply HO N Z Scale 1420
$149.79
NCE DCC 7 DIN Coiled Cable for Power Pro Cabs Throttles 524 210
NCE DCC 7 DIN Coiled Cable for Power Pro Cabs Throttles 524 210
$17.99
NCE DCC UTP Power Cab Bus Panel CAT5 524 234
NCE DCC UTP Power Cab Bus Panel CAT5 524 234
$23.49
NCE 524 001 PH Pro 5 Amp Power Pro DCC System 524 1
NCE 524 001 PH Pro 5 Amp Power Pro DCC System 524 1
$379.90
NCE Power Cab DCC Starter System
NCE Power Cab DCC Starter System
$141.89


Recently Purchased Dcc Power:


dcc throttle battery saver qty 3 with power supply auction 2 of 2 equal , dcc throttle battery saver qty 3 with power supply auction 1 of 2 equal , nce phbox power pro dcc command station 524022, nce phpror wireless 5 amp power pro dcc system 524002, nce power cab complete dcc starter set new, digitrax dcs50 25 amp zephyr dcc control set wpower ps315 supply used, bachmann ez command dcc 5 amp power booster for use with all scales, nce eb1 eb1 dcc power district circuit breaker 1 district 524225, digitrax ps14 14vdc wall adapater power supply for dcc pr3 ds64 13006, powerpax dcc programming booster with power supply dcc specialties power pax ppx, nce bd20 dcc block detector new in plastic power pro, mrc 1420 prodigy express2 dcc system 16 amp w power supply ho n z new, smg ad1505000au transformeradapter 12015 vac dc dcc power supply, digitrax px1126 px1126 power xtender dcc decoder yankeedabbler, dcc specialties psx2 power shield 2 circuit breakers new modelrrsupply, mrc 1417 prodigy elite 10 amp dcc system w 110240vac external power supply , nce 215 p515 dcc power supply 5 amp free usa shipping 524215 digitrax lenz, nce sb5 5 amp smart booster w power supply for power cab dcc 524027, nce 22 phbox power pro dcc command station only 524022 new, nce corporation 0003 5 amp dcc power district booster, nce power cab dcc starter system, nce5240025 power cab dcc starter set new retail package, mrc digital command control dcc power booster 8 amp 001521, nce dcc 25 power cab 2a version 165 full line dlr powercab modelrrsupply 52425, mrc 1410 prodigy advance wireless dcc complete system w power supply new, bachmann model trains power pack speed controller dcc compatible track layout, nce dcc 25 power cab entry level dcc starter set, mrc command 2000 with dcc specialties magniforce power supply, nce p514 12138vdc 5 amp dcc system power supply 120240vac 524238, digitrax digitrax ps2012 20 amp regulated power supply for dcc nancys trains, mrc prodigy advance express elite dcc powered extension box 1502, nce 221 dcc p114 power supply 2a for power cab amp; pcp panel 524221 modelrrsupply, nce phpro power pro 5 amp dcc system 524001, mrc prodigy advance wireless 35 amp dcc system with power supply 1410, all scales dcc bachmann 44910 ez command 5 amp power booster, nce 222 pcp power panel expand your power cab dcc 524222 modelrrsupply , mrc 1420 prodigy express2 dcc system 16 amp with power supply ho n z scale, mrc 1410 prodigy advance wireless dcc complete system w power supply, lenz dcc lvz100 command amp; power station version 35 or 36 new, nce 45 pb5 5 amp power booster w power supply nce digitrax lenz dcc was pb105, mrc prodigy explorer beginner dcc system with power supply ho n z scale 1422, nce rb02 dcc wireless base station for pro cab power cab power pro 524023, nce no halt insurance small module power keeper for dcc decoders 524148, mrc prodigy 35 amp dcc district power booster for express advance advance2 1528, nce db5 5 amp dcc dumb booster w power supply for power cab 524028, mrc prodigy advance squared 35 amp dcc system w power supply 1414, mrc 1528 35 amp district dcc power booster for prodigy dcc systems new, new bachmann ez command dcc 5 amp power booster for use with all scales, mrc 1528 prodigy 35 amp dcc power boost for advanced advance2 and express , nce dcc auto sw power cab pro auto switcher 524226, nce dcc 6 4wire rj9 coiled cable for nce power cab pro throttle 524209, mrc prodigy 8 amp dcc district power booster for express advance advance2 1521, nce p515 15 vac 5 amp dcc system power supply 524215, nce twin 3 amp dual control stationary dcc system w power supply 524046, nce dcc utp power cab bus panel cat5 524234, nce dcc 7 din coiled cable for power pro cabs throttles 524210, mrc prodigy express2 dcc system 16 amp with power supply ho n z scale 1420, dcc specialties psx3 power shield 3 circuit breakers new modelrrsupply, nce 10 amp transformer power supply for nce 10 amp dcc systems 524241, nce pb105 5 amp dcc power district booster for power pro 524003, mrc prodigy elite 10 amp dcc system with 110240vac external power supply 1417, nce pb5 5 amp dcc power booster with power supply for power pro 524045, mrc dcc power district circuit breaker 5 amp 1527, nce p314 138vdc 266 amp dcc system power supply 524239, nce power pro cab dcc handheld throttle 5240010, nce usb computer interface for power cab dcc 524223, nce dcc utp power cab bus panel rj12 524207, bachmann ez command dcc controller system model train power supply, digitrax pr3xtra dcc soundfx decoder programmer w power soundloader 12006, nce 524001 phpro 5 amp power pro dcc system 5241, dcc specialties power pax, nce dcc pcp power cab power panel 524222, nce power cab 2 amp dcc starter system with power supply v165 powercab 524025, nce dcc p114 135 vdc power supply 524221, mrc 1502 prodigy advance dcc powered extension box with power supply new, nce power cab entry level dcc set 524025 nce25



Comments are closed.