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#91
Doc, I’m not sure what your referring to about “magnets” on 3/24. I went back and checked that date and I don’t see anything mentioning that and I don’t recall doing anything with magnets. Am I missing something?

Mark
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#92
Sorry, Mark...my mistake.  I was looking at Lutz' (Schraddel's) post of March 24.  In his photo 6th down, it appears as if he's used rare earth magnets as a drive shaft.

Wayne
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#93
Next part of re-doing the pickups was turning up some 00-90 washers, 4 to be exact.


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Then solder some decoder wire to the washers. I made two with black wire and 2 with red wire. Here is an example of one of the black leads I soldered together.


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The I added them to the Keisel trucks.

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Bottom view:

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Here are the trucks installed on the base of the tender.

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I'm toying with an idea of using a NMRA 8 pin plug and socket for installing the decoder. Will see about that. I've been wanting to try that for a while.
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#94
I think today the socket for my DCC plug will be in the mail(maybe tomorrow). Over time, the leads on the TCS decoder I've been using have shortened up, so I sat down to today and removed the short old leads and soldered on new ones. I soldered back on new leads of about 4 inches.

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This is the underside of decoder with new leads solder on.

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Once the new leads were on, I tested them on my decoder checker.

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Everything tested OK Thumbsup  .

Found these on eBay and decided to give them a try.

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Here's a completed shot of the new plug installed to the wire harness.


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I wrapped electrical tape around decoder to protect the new solder connections.

Hopefully this will make a cleaner decoder install.
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