I was given a box of locos. One in the box (N&W J Class) appears to be an MTH kit that is incomplete. The loco / tender pair appear to have been wired for Proto Sound 2.0, however there are no boards.
It __appears__ that I can take the hot & common from the pickups, run them through a bridge rectifier and wire up the motor, smoke unit and light. This would convert the loco to BASIC conventional + smoke.
I would really like to put an e-unit into it so I can put it in reverse. Alternatively if possible, I would like a source for control / e-unit / sound cards that I could install.
Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated, as this will determine the path I pursue for my 1 last "dead" locomotive -- one with a blown PS2 card.