Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Plug & Run DCC Locos
- For those who are going to dcc the SD40, be careful. The tabs coming out of
the motor touches the chassis. Its not a problem when you are running dc,
but it creates a short when you are running dcc. It drove me crazy trying to
find the short until Robert found the problem.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Melcher" <don@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 8:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Plug & Run DCC Locos
Doesn't the same board fit the new SD-40-2 also?
I don't see where combining the control system with a loco makes sense from
a Loco manufacturers side - But it does for a DCC supplier - underwriting
(at least partially) the cost of the loco to sell the DCC system. I think if
I were a DCC company, I would cut a deal with MTL (for Z), Kato (N & HO),
Atlas (N, HO & O 2-rail) and include a coupon good for a decoder equipped
loco - or buy a DCC system and a loco and get a free decoder - something
--- On Sun, 10/25/09, Garth <garth.a.hamilton@...> wrote:
From: Garth <garth.a.hamilton@...>
Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: Plug & Run DCC Locos
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009, 3:55 PM
The closest you are going to get currently is plug and play boards from two
manufacturers for the MTL GP35 and GP9. All that is required is to swap out
the manufacturer' s light board and install the decoder board in its place.
I believe the same is true for some of the AZL locos but I am not as
familiar with them as I am with the MTL ones.
--- In z_scale@yahoogroups .com, "glennwoodle@ ..." <glennwoodle@ ...>
> --- In z_scale@yahoogroups .com, "tomfonte" <tomfonte@> wrote:
> > Been awhile since I've looked in on you all. How long before
> > someone(MTL? )comes out with a RTR decoder equipped Loco with command
> > station,cab& power in a package deal, like MRC did years ago with their
> > HO F-7 set-up? Right out of the box digitally controlled Z scale. Is it
> > coming? If so when?
> You may check with Bachmann. Their new N44t comes with DCC installed. Not
> sure if that decoder chip will fit in a Zscale mech. My guess it may not
> due to higher power used in Nscale. I don't have one to experiment with.
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