I have never seen a locomotive with two DCC sockets.Do all of the DCC-on-board Bachmann locos have a socket to add a sound decoder? I have a couple smaller units and just assumed some day I would need to strip them down and replace the whole decoder.
My orientation to layout building as well. I have to run my trains on something semi-realistic looking, so I have had to develop some skills. But the train-running is it for me. Getting a layout to run them on is merely a means to an end.I was a Minuteman II electronics technician/analyst in the Air Force, but I really have no love of electronics. To me, it's just a means to an end. I wired and programmed a full size Boeing 727 flight simulator for my own use, but I didn't really enjoy it. It was, as I said, a means to an end.
I can, did, or will, learn to do just about anything to get what I want in the end.
Do you leave one dummy installed in a socket depending upon which decoder pin configuration you install, or are both removed upon installation of no matter which pin configuration you use?Micheal wrote:
"I have never seen a locomotive with two DCC sockets."
The Athearn RTR SD-40.
It has an 8-pin connector and a 9-pin connector.
I bought the DC version and both connectors had "dummy/jumper boards" installed.