This week we continued landscaping the cutting and tunnel area and, also, converted the Operating Tipper and Conveyor to DCC operation.
To do this we followed Hornby's instructions and connected each accessory to its own loco decoder (R8249), as shown in the diagrams above and in accordance with Hornby's instructions.
These instructions are the same for both the Tipper and the Conveyor and I have gone into slightly greater detail as to what we did when we converted them on the Lakeland Railway web site. Please click here if you would like to visit the relevant page on our website and see what we did.
After programming both the Tipper and Conveyor we tested them and, hooray, they both worked!!!!
So, I hope to include a video of them in operation in the next couple of weeks.
Below is a photograph of our Class 24 collecting the empty wagon from the tipper.