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Offline QQQ1970  
#1 Posted : 12 October 2019 23:34:35(UTC)
QQQ1970

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Location: Ontario, Toronto
Does anyone have success converting the original Goliath crane decoder to MFX? What are the challenges?

Sebastian

Edited by user 02 November 2019 03:04:53(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline 60904  
#2 Posted : 23 October 2019 21:21:22(UTC)
60904

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Posts: 258
Well, I would not like to take out the decoder. Probably the first challenge. The second is to order an mfx decoder for the crane from Märklin. They will charge you a price you wouldn't like to pay. And finally what will be the advantage after all this? I would recomment to leave it like it is.
Greetings
Martin
Offline JohnjeanB  
#3 Posted : 24 October 2019 13:20:44(UTC)
JohnjeanB

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Location: Paris, France
Hi Sebastian

As Martin says there is little benefit to install an MFX Decoder in the Goliath crane. The challenge would be:
- to design a specific adapter PCB to drive 3 motors
- to make it fit in the very tiny space available
- to open the crane and make the change

I was forced to repair my Märklin coal loading crane (Grossbekohlungsanlage 76510) and believe me it was not a piece of cake so I can imagine the difficulty dealing with very compact mechanism.
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Regarding my Goliath crane I will open it only if it needs repairing.
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Offline QQQ1970  
#4 Posted : 02 November 2019 12:40:04(UTC)
QQQ1970

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Location: Ontario, Toronto
I got the Goliath crane 49950 and changed the topic title.

What era 4 locomotive is appropriate for the era 4 Goliath?
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#5 Posted : 05 November 2019 04:56:01(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

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Previous thread where this has been discussed.

https://www.marklin-user...rane-Set---Marklin-49950

My first thought would have been a V100/BR212 and that is what is suggested in that thread.
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