Using the Electric RR Co's Mini Commander and Sound Commander
S Helper Services F7
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|With this conversion I wanted to keep the loco's original factory wiring etc. and make it a plug in adaptation. The only thing to do was to replace the factory plug in board with my adapter interface board and tape the new TMCC compatible boards down.|
With this conversion I need sound unit in the A unit. Space was a concern because of the crew's cab but it fit with some careful planning and a bit of luck .
|The plug in interface board is key to the ease of the conversion. It was made with a piece of vector board and a mating header connector. The board has the motor rectifiers, dropping resistors for the bulbs to keep them cool and a rectifier for the classification LEDs.|
The Sounds include Prime Mover stepped with the throttle, Air Brake pop offs, Horn and Bell
Program to engine type 5 and Aux1-8&9 (LC-2)
will control the mars head light.
|This is version is for single
Program to engine type 6 and Aux1-8&9 (LC-2) will control the number board lights.
TMCC Compatible conversion of SHS's F3 uses the Electric RR Co's Mini Commander and Sound Commander boards. These are the only TMCC compatible systems that will fit.
These Mini Commanders have a my custom version of firmware to allow engine functionality. It was set to an engine type 5 so the mars light flashes
The wiring diagram shows the interface board header pin numbers.