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Upgrade of a Marklin Alco Diesel

Posted by Charlie Jewel on

Upgrade of a Marklin Alco Diesel

One of our great customers, Eric, shared his experiences of upgrading one of his Marklin Alco Diesel Locomotives. In this particular case he used his Marklin 29570 NYC diesel. He replaced the decoder with the new Marklin 60976 decoder. This decoder has several extra function outputs. With small LED's and in-line resistors (Eric used 1K Ohm) to drop the output voltage of the decoder Eric added additional lights inside the shell. He writes:    "I used a yellow LED for the cab lighting. I also never really noticed but on the NYC locomotive there arerear plastic port holes.  So, I...

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