triumph1050
So what do you do if you have a "non working" loco?  
So had enough spare bits and pieces to put a class 66 together but with no motor and no decoder fitted. So remove the worm gears so wheels can turn and best of all use the existing pickups on the bogies for the end of train lamp. Now can be "doubled headed with any other loco (no speed mapping needed) or as an end loco on a rake of wagons or whatever you want 🙂
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Bunkerbarge
DCCconcepts sell a set of wheel pick ups that you can fit to any rolling stock insulated metal wheels.  These can then be connected to a lamp mounted on the unit, also of course available from DCCconcepts.  ðŸ˜‡
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triumph1050
Yes have done all that to my wagons that I can but the beauty of fitting to a loco is that its also prototypical two see two locos running "light" one fitted with end of train lamp



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newbryford
If it's an "ex-loco", then most likely it will have have pickups fitted.
You can always fit a decoder and have the tail lamps switched, or in the case of a separate tail lamp, make it flash.
Sometimes, the tail lamp is inside the cab to prevent it being stolen.
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Cheers,
Mick
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triumph1050
Hi Mick, yes did similar thing but using the DCC Concepts end of train lamp so yes used the loco pickups but a lot cheaper that fitting a decoder
Cheers Peter
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