RE: [z_scale] Re: DCC Switcher
- bcrf.yahoo.com could not be found (from browser clicking on the below
links)... sounds like the links don't last long..
Thanks for the pointer to the "stable" location of the files...
From: kimvellore [mailto:kim@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 8:30 PM
Subject: [z_scale] Re: DCC Switcher
The pics are in
The tinyurl worked yesterday for me. I guess Yahoo's long link changes
--- In z_scale@y..., "Greg Elmassian" <greg@e...> wrote:
> Do you have links that work?
> Would like to see the pictures.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kimvellore [mailto:kim@b...]
> Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 7:21 AM
> To: z_scale@y...
> Subject: [z_scale] Re: DCC Switcher
> Kian and all thanks....
> I sure would like to help any of you to install decoders in your
> to get started on DCC but getting into the business of installing
> decoders is not for me I like it more as a hobby and my full time
> does keep me petty busy.
> To install the Decoder in the switcher I had to do a lot of
> modification, I had to mill out half of the insides from the shell,
> modified the chassis, the voltage pickup, and the motor brushes. The
> most challenging part was to drill a hole for the lights in front of
> the loco with a thin drill bit with extension, because the engine
> in front of it. I used the Miniatronics tiny 1.5V light with a fiber
> optic wire . The light is so small I lost one when I dropped it on
> carpet. This light has a lot of potential for use in Z scale.
> After all the precise stuffing inside the loco the loco did not
> perform well at slow speeds, it kept stalling so I had to add a
> capacitor on the outside. I kind of camouflaged it...
> Here are some pics on the outside. I'll post the insides when I have
> to open it next because it takes a long time to open and put this
> Regarding the new decoder I have not seen the DZ143 yet. I am
> for Jeffrey to post some pics. The Lenz LE0521 is smaller than the
> DZ121 and outperforms it. The back EMF control is way better and the
> lighting functions are true functions rather than just changing the
> blinking rate.