Re: are MTL Locos DCC ready?
- Not sure I really understand the question. You can run it Lenz only
or Lenz & CVP or CVP only. The CVP is a one-way transmitter, so it
can not be used for programming since it does not read back values.
Also I use the Lenz to set/program the track voltage as low as
possible which appears to be a DCC reading of 12.1 volts. You can
argue until the cows come home that this is too high, but a DCC
voltage is NOT the same as an analog voltage. I have run my layout
for several years and had no problem with the indicated 12.1 volts.
Engines do not get warm even after running for 30 minutes or more.
Amperage, I believe, will just be a function of how many engines you
have on the track, and the figure is so low I have trouble getting a
reading above the base levels even with 7 or 8 engines sitting on the
Hope this helps, if not let me try again.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Michael Diepeveen <mompey@...> wrote:
> Thanks Don for your reply, do you need to have the CVP wireless to
run Z on DCC or will the lenz system auto adjust the power amps? sorry
to sound vauge but the last thing I want to do is burn out my locos
before I get to run them, Im jumping into DCC and Z at the same time.
> Thanks again.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Don A <zbarr474@...>
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Monday, October 6, 2008 8:27:45 AM
> Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: are MTL Locos DCC ready?
> The GP-35; the GP-9 and the new coming SD-40 all use the same
> "drop-in" Digitrax decoder. Once you do a couple it takes about 15
> minutes to make the conversion and no soldering. Just remove the
> original electronics board and replace it with the Digitrax board. I
> personally use Lenz SYSTEM and CVP Wireless which is a plug-in to the
> Lenz. No flame wars from other members please.
> --- In z_scale@yahoogroups .com, "mompey" <mompey@> wrote:
> > HI All
> > I have looked at the MTL web site but cannot see if there Z scale
> > are DCC ready, if they are and you have installed a decoder please
> > me know your experience and the decoder used.
> > Also what DCC system would those using DCC reccommend for Z scale.
> > Thanks
> > Mike..
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