More new Power on the CH&FR

The CH&FR museum has picked up an Erie Lackawanna EMD E8 to add to its collection

The CH&FR Museum just acquired an EMD E8 in Erie Lackawanna paint (a nice match to its F7!), which will be used on passenger excursions.  This is especially nice since now the passenger cars will have power and heat provided by the locomotive’s steam generator!

The CH&FR museum has picked up an Erie Lackawanna EMD E8 to add to its collection

The engine has completed DC testing, and will be refitted with DCC control as soon as the budget allows. There are also some minor repairs required to the rear coupler.

The CH&FR is looking forward to putting this streamlined classic passenger Diesel to work!

 

Older Life-Like E8 Decoder Installation

I just inherited one of the older-model Life-Like E8 models.  It will need to be upgraded to DCC at some point.  After searching around, I found this guy’s tutorial, and I’m re-blogging it here so that when I’m ready I can find it easily.

This guy also has a lot of other tutorials on many locos, so if you are looking for something, be sure to check it out!

http://n-scale-dcc.blogspot.com/search/label/Loco%3A%20Life%20Like%20E8

I’ll post my own story of how the install goes when I get around to it.