5515Re: [z_scale] Transformers and DCC for Z
- Aug 1, 2001Greg
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@...>
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.
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