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bachmann class 158 dmu question

Postby class142 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:08 pm

hi there

i am looking at buying a bachmann class 158 for my layout and have a few questions


1, is it easy to convert to dcc and do i need 1 or 2 chips as its a 2 car unit
2. i wish to fit led/lights to front and rear to match my other models what type of LED,S or bulbs will i need and is this easy to do


sorry for spelling im using my phone on this

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Re: bachmann class 158 dmu question

Postby hairyhandedfool » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:00 pm

The Bachmann 158 is, currently, not DCC ready. Bachmann have been promising a DCC ready version for a few years now. The unit can be fitted with one or two decoders depending on how much work you want to put into it and what sort of curves you have on your layout. The unit has directional lights fitted as standard (yellow/red), however these can be improved with the Express Models lighting kit. I'm not certain what LEDs you would need to buy to improve the lighting yourself, but unless you want realistic lights there is little point in changing them and if you want that, why not have the Express Models kit?.....

Converting to DCC is simple enough, the usual red and black wires from the pick ups are attached to the red and black wires of the decoder and the orange/grey wires of the decoder go to the motor terminals. Wiring for the lights depends what decoder you have, but a Hornby decoder will have atleast three wire to attach to each set of lights. if using one decoder you will need to drill holes in the model for the wires to pass though.
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Re: bachmann class 158 dmu question

Postby martin_l_jones » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:45 pm

Look here...

Reverse yellow and white wires for opposite end..

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Re: bachmann class 158 dmu question

Postby class142 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:22 am

The 158 I am after is red and grey has a M for metro on it lol. So do the older bachmann 158 have lights already for dc running??

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Re: bachmann class 158 dmu question

Postby hairyhandedfool » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:39 am

All the Bachmann 158s have lights fitted as standard, they are not exactly accurate though, so you may feel you want to replace them, but I was more than happy to keep them.

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Re: bachmann class 158 dmu question

Postby martin_l_jones » Sat May 04, 2013 8:51 pm

class142 wrote:The 158 I am after is red and grey has a M for metro on it lol. So do the older bachmann 158 have lights already for dc running??


It's the same conversion for all Class 158's,,,
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