To make a long story very short, for the last twelve years I have not been able to engage in model railroading. Now I am slowly getting back into the game and I am amazed at how much the hobby has changed. I have several IHS locomotives I purchased years ago that are standard DC and I would like to know if it is possible to convert them over to DCC with sound?
Specifically, I have a 4-6-2 Pacific, a 2-8-0 Consolidated, a 2-6-0 Mogul, and a 4-4-0 American.
How hard and expensive would it be to convert them to DCC? Is it something that a relative novice can do? Or are there services that will do the conversion for a fee? Is it worth it or should I just go ahead and purchase new locomotives already DCC compatible? Are there any articles or books that you could recommend to me so I can understand how to convert them? Any clues and suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.