This loco is not DCC ready. There is no drop in available for it. In order to install a decoder the frame has to be taken apart, The motor then needs to be isolated from the frame. This would be similar to the way a CN decoder is installed in a classic N locomotive. The lighting board slips in and out of the frame fine but there was no consideration for the motor to make it DCC ready so it would need a traditional hard wire installation.

 

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