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Re: DIGITRAX DCC Decoders

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  • sjwood66
    Thanks for the report, I just placed an order for several myself and am anxious to get them installed! Steve W
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 30, 2006
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      Thanks for the report, I just placed an order for several myself and am anxious to get them
      installed!

      Steve W


      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "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.
      >
      > ...don
      >
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