Discussion in 'FAQs' started by daboonk, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. daboonk

    daboonk Member

    I have a pair of atlas FP-7's (Ho scale) around 15 years old and I was wondering what type of decoder i should use. They do not have the plugs so I will be doing the wiring myself.[​IMG]
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    If you are not going to need sound a basic t-1 will do the trick. I think the Atlas locos in ho are designed like n-scale locos with a large 2 piece frame that encloses the motor between two sides insulated from each other. Each side of the frame is a defferent polarity. If I'm remembering correctly, you will need to insulate the motor and lights from both sides of the frame, and wire the decoder per instructions to pick up track power from the frame and then allow the decoder to feed power to the motor & lights.
  3. daboonk

    daboonk Member

    sounds good, thanks for the help

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