Mehano Steam locos
Hey guys. I was able to score this pretty little Pacific on eBay last week.
Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to be brand new. The wheels do not show any evidence of previous track time, and the loco itself is very clean and free of dust. Everything is nice and shiny.
Well, I dug out my old Tyco DC controller, wired it up to my track and deployed the new loco.
Just a hair nudge of the throttle to a little over zero and this thing is flying around the track. It doesn't have much in the way of speed control, but I am loving this steamer so much I had to break out what few horn-hook cars I have left to give this thing something to pull.
So if I remember correctly, Mehano locos are very similar to, or exactly the same as IHC locos. Is it possible to install decoders into these locos?
Next question, this particular locomotive doesn't seem to use its tender for any type of power pick-up except for the tender's reversing light. (There are no wires or metal contacts between the loco and its tender) Is it more beneficial for DCC steamers to use their tender for power pick-up, or does it not matter?
HO scaler, Minecraft Traincrafter