Re: DIGITRAX DCC Decoders
- Thanks for the report, I just placed an order for several myself and am anxious to get them
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Don Avila" <d.f.avila@...> wrote:
> As many know Digitrax was working on a "Drop-In" decoder for the GP35
> and future GP9. Joe said he had a Beta at MTL quite some time ago.
> The decoders are now shipping as DZ123M0. I got lucky and received my
> order on Friday and installed one yesterday in a GP35.
> Installation is easy. The only "gotchas" was a very TINY bit of filing
> on the new circuit board to make it fit like the original. The other
> "gotcha" is I found it a little tricky to remove the MTL motor springs
> even with a very pointy set of tweezers. After installation the engine
> ran just like any other DCC engine. I have to do some programming yet,
> but that is no different than any other DCC decoder.
> I would guess that someone who knew their way around Z Scale equipment
> could make the installation in 10 to 15 minutes, and of course there
> is no soldering. Go to DIGITRAX.COM and download the DZ123M0 manual
> and you can see how easy installation actually is.
> Z just made a giant leap forward from the GP35 last year to turnouts
> and plug-in DCC this year. Hang onto your wallet.