John McAleely wrote:nigelcliffe wrote:
You can add a socket to an existing loco if you want.
Do you happen to know a reliable source for the sockets? I've tried to figure out the specification from the NMRA website, and cross referencing a couple of online electronics suppliers, but not been positive yet I've got the right thing.
It's the 8 way socket I've tried with, but the 21 pin (?) will also be useful one day. I'm currently tempted to install sockets as a way (I know there are other options) to swicth locos between DC & DCC, when I want to guest them on a DC layout.
The specs are on the MOROP site (European model manufacturer's trade body), probably in German, because there are not enough English speaking subscribers.
8-pin is easy, just a standard pin spacing in two rows. 21pin, don't know about the raw socket, though ESU list it as a spare with a bit of PCB which you can easily wire into locos. 21pin is officially obsolete, and you should be using the new PLuX connector for high pin counts.