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Hello and happy thanksgiving to you all. I have started to convert all of my sons DC HO to DCC and have ran into a conversion that I do not quite know how to tackle.
This is an old Mantua Tyco diesel that we picked up at an antique store. Runs great, but I see zero information about this type of motor layout. I included some pictures of the motor if someone could chime in as to what kind of decoder I should use? All responses are appreciated.

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You would want a decoder with 2 amp capability...those old
motors draw much more current than those on the market
today. I would choose from either Digitrtax or
NCE. The decoder would, of necessity, be wired in. That's
actually a simple procedure...just follow the enclosed
instructions. Be sure that the motor is completely isolated
from the truck and frame. You would improve the
performance if you can make sure that the loco has
all wheel power pickup...it's difficult, in your pic, to
determine that. Perhaps a member with Mantua
DCC conversion experience can help.

Don
 
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