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Ash Pit

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I am looking for someone who does Decoder installations.

I have a PFM Brass Y-1 Northern Pacific Consolidation needing a sound decoder. I have installed many non-sound decoders successfully; but, I have failed out three times with Steam Sound decoders. The loco has a motor who's stall current is within the parameters needed for this installation. I have isolated the motor, installed the LED head and back-up lights, and mounted a speaker in a wooden sound baffle.

I have a TCS WOW101-KA-Steam decoder with Keep Alive Capacitor system that I want installed in the locomotive.

Personal Mail me with your price quote, if interested.

Ash Pit
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While I don't do sound decoder installations for others, I have done four on originally DC with Canon coreless motors successfully for my own steam locos. I recommend Soundtraxx Tsunami sound decoders with keep-alive capacitors. Their diagrams are quite clear, and it is just a matter of following the color-coded wiring. They are also good at offering technical advice.
Best of luck!
Stay well and safe!

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