Märklin Engine Conversions

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BR 401, ICE 401 was originally equipped with a 3* Drum Motor, I converted it with an Uhlenbrock decoder, and the 5* conversion parts from the 60902.

Br 89, Märklin's Famous 3000, first got a Delta decoder, which made it at least work on the digital layout. With this decoder configuration the results of running this engine where not very good. The motor is loud, and stutters in the low speed steps, and races like a rocket. That is why the next conversion of this engine targeted a LokPilot decoder. The conversion with a LokPilot decoder required the engine to be converted to a DC type motor, with a permanent magnet field coil from HAMO. The slow speed running was improved quite a bit, but still the engine was very loud, and a new weakness of the LokPilot was exhibited; by the least contact problem the engine would stall, and the LokPilot would start it back out with Speed Step 1 even though it had just gotten up to speed 4 or 5 or what ever. Now that turned out to be an annoying site. About now Märklin finally came out with the 60903 conversion kit, so that also SMFC (small flat commuter motor)- Motors could be converted to a 5* High efficient motor. The results of this conversion are amazing, the engine is quite, and low speed performance exquisite, running characteristics have improved by 300%. All we have to do now is get the LokPilot decoders upgraded so that they do not behave so absurd when a slit power loss is encountered.

... will be more soon .

Decoders used

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Digital Decoders ...more details later.

Most recent additions ...is the DCX70 from cTelectronik Austria.

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Railware Software Problems with software:

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Sound Decoders The Sound decoder GE70 experience:

Rutger Friberg's Books Rutger Friberg is Model Railroad and Electronics editor in the leading Scandinavian MR Magazine "Allt om Hobby" since more than 20 years. Rutger is also author of a series of books in the area of MR Technology as well as co-author of Hobby and Technology books in Scandinavia.
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Pictures of the conversions ... more to show of my engines..

 

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