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5515Re: [z_scale] Transformers and DCC for Z

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  • John Jabour
    Aug 1, 2001
      Look at the DCC faq on this list and it explains how to put
      DCC in a Mt F7

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Wild Zontar" <wildzontar@...>
      To: <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 1:15 AM
      Subject: [z_scale] Transformers and DCC for Z

      > Hi all,
      > I'm new to the group and Z scale. I've been able to find a lot of info on
      > the net about Z, except for who makes transformers (other than Marklin)?
      > was just on MRC's site and found nothing for Z. Is Marklin the only show
      > in town? From what I've read, the Marklin transformers aren't that great
      > at slow speeds. Is this true? What other brands are being used for Z?
      > I don't have a layout at this point, or any Z equipment, I'm just in the
      > early planning stages. I am considering DCC if it's feasible for Z and
      > noted above) the transformers available for Z. Another concern about DCC
      > is getting the decoders into the locos. I read one article (at Z:220.com)
      > about converting a Marklin loco to DCC, however, I anticipate running
      > Micro-Trains locos, since my interest is North American diesel. Anybody
      > convert a MTL to DCC? Are there any plans by MTL or Marklin to
      > locos as DCC ready or with decoders, like they have with N scale locos?
      > Any info, advice, or comments would be appreciated.
      > Thanks,
      > Greg
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