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Allegheny

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LL Y3b decoder installation?
« on: March 23, 2009, 10:19:15 PM »
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Has anyone installed a LOKSOUND decoder in a LL Y3b 2-8-8-2?  I will place the speaker & decoder in the tender.  I will also use some mini plugs to connect the decoder to the engine.  Just wondering if someone has already performed this type of "surgery"?  Do you have any pictures or sketches?

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Re: LL Y3b decoder installation?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009, 11:00:10 PM »
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I did a standard decoder installation in one.  The mini plugs might be useful, but I've found that it's easier to just hardwire it all together.  One option might be to run the 4 wires you need for pick up and motor power through to a plug inside the tender.  Hanging the plugs between the tender and engine will be impractical and bulky.

There's plenty of room in the tender for the sound system, you'll need to do some sort of trick like drilling holes under the coal load casting for the speaker.

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Re: LL Y3b decoder installation?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 10:59:42 PM »
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Thanks.  I need to find the most flexible wire to run between the cab and tender.   If I split the number of wires and run them on either side, they might look like water hoses.

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Re: LL Y3b decoder installation?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 10:40:56 AM »
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That's what I do.  The wires that TCS uses on its CN decoders is very flexible, although if you bend them right, the Digitrax wires can work, too.  That's what I used on my K-2:


There's pick up leads, motor leads and the headlight lead... 5 wires I believe... (the Rivarossi only has pick up on one side in the locomotive)

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Re: LL Y3b decoder installation?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009, 12:34:19 AM »
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Here ya go!

http://therailwire.net/smf/index.php/topic,13347.0.html

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Re: LL Y3b decoder installation?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 12:50:40 AM »
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This will help:

http://www.trainweb.org/nrmrc/dccconv/ll2882.html

And also while it's not a LikeLike, it is a Loksound install in a tough-to-do N scale loco,
the Kato Mikado:

http://www.powersteamguy1790.com/2.html

Hope this helps!
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Re: LL Y3b decoder installation?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 03:24:04 PM »
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Thans for the references.  I'll give it a try in two weeks.  (I'm on duty for the next 12 days)