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Convert 'L.G.B.' Porter To Radio Control D.C.C. ?
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 Posted: Wed Nov 4th, 2020 06:17 pm
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Eric T
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I would like to get one of these 0-4-0STs and install a sound decoder,

but I'm not seeing anything good online regarding the "operation",

and I don't want to take on more than I can chew skill-wise.


I've installed several On30 decoders, but I'm only considering G at this point,

and I won't want to make the jump, if I can't hear my favorite loco with full DCC.


Has anyone else tried this, and maybe can provide pictures?


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Don Gage
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Hey Eric,

A better option might be to install Battery Powered Radio Control,
something like Airwire or Railboss, RCS, or another system that supports DCC sound.

This makes track wiring non existent and gives you the sounds you like.

If you want simple, use a trailing car with the radio control gear and battery,
then you can use the car with any of your locomotives.

Have fun,

Don


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Hello Don.

Radio control was actually my first thought to make things easy. 
I was also planning to make a small tender to hide the additional electronics.

My concern is that I don't know how to properly open the LGB Porter for rewiring.

I think the Tam Valley DRS1 system will work for me,
since it can use the DCC system I already have.


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