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ConCor turbine help please

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  • From: UNITED KINGDOM
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ConCor turbine help please
Posted by iomtt on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 4:51 AM

Hi  all, 

I  have  two  ConCor  turbine  locomotives i want to convert  to  DCC  .....  after  following  the link  here to the  letter  http://www.trainweb.org/nrmrc/dccconv/ccu50.html 

i put the loco  on Programme  track with  my  powercab and  pressed  1  after a while it  detected  a short circuit, i  have  made  sure  the  motor is isolated  with  Kapton tape on the underside  of  the top  of  the  frame  and the lower  orange  contact  to  the  brush cap  is  isolated  from the  chasssis as  well,  i  may  be  wrong  but placing  the red  and  black  wires  side  by side at  the  front  may  be  causing  the  short as  the truck top  retainers are  metal.

Have  any of  you  successfully  converted the  turbine to  DCC 

any  help  would  be  gratefully appreciated.

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: St. Louis, MO
  • 941 posts
Posted by river_eagle on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 5:15 PM
do you have the plastic insulators installed? one front and rear on left side IIRC. 
When in doubt, rule #1 applies  Central Missouri Railroad Association cmrraclub.com

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