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Question On the Proto 2000 UP Ho SD60M DCC

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Posted by MetrolinkFan on Friday, June 17, 2022 11:27 AM

Today is my Hospital vist for my heart shock treatment to get my heart back. Into rythm hoping this will my heart back to normal.Take Car all thanks for the help hope I get my Proto 2000 UP SD50M Soon.SmileBow Thanks again Ed for the manual cheers.

All is good my heart is back into rythem now no more atrial flutter or congestive heart failure.I still have to take blood thinner pills for almost a month.

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Posted by wrench567 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 9:30 AM

  Not knowing the seller I would guess it would be USPS. How fast it will get there? No one knows. I have had stuff come from half way around the world quicker than one state over. I just got three sugar cube speakers from California to Massachusetts in two days. Shipped the same day as two decoders from Vermont that took one day shorter than two weeks. I could have walked to Vermont faster. We're talking about a government agency. Efficiency does not exist. Why something shipped from Vermont going about 250 miles away would sit in New Jersey for the long weekend?

     Pete

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Posted by MetrolinkFan on Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:11 AM

Thank you for the Proto 2000 manual you posed Ed,I hoep to get my locomotive soon.Not sure how it is being delivered I know it said econmy shipping my sister got it for me,But is econmy shipping fedex,usps or ups or etc?

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Posted by maxman on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:54 PM

There are instruction sheets available on the hoseeker.net website for a LifeLike P2K SD60.  Might be very similar to the Walthers proto version.

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:33 PM

MetrolinkFan
But no instruction sheet anwhere online I can find.

The closest I have is for the SD50. Should be pretty close with many shared parts:

 L-L_SD60 by Edmund, on Flickr


 L-L_SD60_0001 by Edmund, on Flickr


 

 L-L_SD60_0002 by Edmund, on Flickr


 

 L-L_SD60_0003 by Edmund, on Flickr


 

 L-L_SD60_0004 by Edmund, on Flickr


 

 L-L_SD60_0005 by Edmund, on Flickr

My SD50s are at least 15 and maybe closer to 20 years old and still running flawlessly.

Good Luck, Ed

 

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Posted by MetrolinkFan on Monday, June 13, 2022 10:44 AM

I bought the UP Proto 2000 SD60M Ho Scale,Yes it will run on my DC Track. I found one on ebay for $78.39,But no instruction sheet anwhere online I can find.Instruction for this engine I am looking forward to getting this engine Thanks for the replies.

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Posted by nealknows on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 7:30 AM

Also ask the seller if it runs on DC since you don't have DCC. If the seller says YES, you're good to go!

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 3:31 PM

Most recent decoders are "dual mode" so they will run on DC but with less functionality and a smaller speed range since the engine may not begin to roll until there is enough track voltage to satisfy the electronics on the decoder.

Ask the seller what decoder is in it. 

For the simplest "un-DCCing" of the locomotive you would need to locate a Proto 2000 light board otherwise you could hard-wire the rail pickups directly to the motor and you would need to add resistors to the LED headlights.

https://www.trains.com/mrr/news-reviews/reviews/staff-reviews/life-like-ho-scale-emd-sd60m-diesel-locomotive-is-a-heavy-hauler/

I don't recall that the Life-Like version had factory decoders installed. Perhaps Walthers added DCC to some at a later release.

Good Luck, Ed

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Question On the Proto 2000 UP Ho SD60M DCC
Posted by MetrolinkFan on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 2:19 PM

Hi I found a Ho UP SD60M Proto 2000 with DCC on Ebay,How will I make it run on my DC Ho track? How would I take the shell off and remove the DCC board for? and wire the wires together to make it run on my Dc track? I do not have DCC just DC Ho trains.I have not bought this yet I am just asking about it since it's DCC.

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