I'm looking to see if anyone has installed LocoFi Version 3 in the tender of the Bachmann Spectrum DCC/Sound Baldwin 2-8-0 using track power. This is unlike the simplerBachman Alco 2-6-0 install on YouTube where there was no DCC wiring to work around.
I would like to keep the existing connection plug system between the loco and the tender if possible.
Can the motherboard in the tender be stripped of unnecessary Bachmann electronics such as EU required interferance suppression capacitors and coil? Then can the solder pads on the motherboard be mapped to the LocoFi unit standard color coded leads. If anyone has done this please lets start a cooperative dialogue to share and develop the idea. Unlike a diesel unit the steam tender has track power pickups on the trucks.
If you have added a commerical Keep Alive/Stay Alive in addition to the KA on the LocoFi receiver unit, can you share how this was wired into the tender circuitry
Can a working backup light on the tender be added and wired? I am making extensive modifications to the tender shell to make it resemble a Southern Pacific 90-R-7 oil bunker tender.