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Old 08-11-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default Class 8 DCC conversion

Looking at the n gauge graham farrish Bachman catalogue I noticed they do not have the clas 8 diesel shutter as dcc ready. Has anybody tried to convert them? Is it easy or difficult or do you know if the company will change them to being DCC ready?
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Hi Rich, I hardwired my class 8 but as I am OOgauge it is somewhat different to work on. I am afraid that I would not know if they are going to make a DCC model, perhaps you could write and ask them, or at least dcc ready.

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I have a class 04 shunter and sent it to Wickness Models for conversion to DCC. I didn't fancy doing it myself. Cost was about 40 including the chip, if I recall correctly.
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Thanks for input. I think I will go to the shop and get the experts to conver5 and chip if they can do similar price.
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Default Class 08 DCC Conversion

I found an article about converting a Class 08 to DCC on the N Gauge Forum but the writer was converting to sound.
I didn't need to go that far so I adapted his excellent instructions to fit a Bachmann 36-558 chip and a 6 pin socket into my 08.
It was a very tight fit with not much clearance above the motor and gearbox but it seems to work ok. The only thing extra I had to do was remove the metal at the back of the cab footplate to allow the chip to slope and give clearance for the cab. When the cab is replaced you cannot see anythingto show that it has been chipped
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Interesting views on this. I'll be keeping an eye on this post. because I have seen that the class 08 and the pannier tank are more or less the same in size yet the class 08 dose not come dcc ready, unlike the pannier tank. hopefully they will make it ready to fit a dcc chip in the near future
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:39 PM   #7
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The newer version 08 by Graham Farish is an easy project to install your own decoder, I followed the easy steps in this photo link and my 08 runs a treat.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/6776871...n/photostream/

I used a CT DCX75 decoder.
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Hi
Is this conversion the same loco?
link to 08 conversion
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