DCC-ready for N-gauge locos?

DCC-ready for N-gauge locos?

Post by Chris Johnston » Mon, 17 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Now that Atlas have started the ball rolling with an American dieel loco
DCC-ready in N-gauge, does anyone know of plans for the same by other
manufacturers?  Or, of course, more from Atlas?  I speak as an N-gauge
fan wanting DCC locos but with hands like shovels and a very small
brain, especially with regard to wiring and electronics.

--
Chris Johnstone

 
 
 

DCC-ready for N-gauge locos?

Post by John Scott McCauley » Mon, 17 Nov 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
>Now that Atlas have started the ball rolling with an American dieel loco
>DCC-ready in N-gauge, does anyone know of plans for the same by other
>manufacturers?  Or, of course, more from Atlas?  I speak as an N-gauge
>fan wanting DCC locos but with hands like shovels and a very small
>brain, especially with regard to wiring and electronics.

In the past, Arnold (now Rivarossi) sold RTR DCC locos -- the S2 switcher
and perhaps the GG-1 electric. Anyone know if the decoders for these
are still available? Are they 14, 28, or 128 step decoders?

The recent KATO Dash-8 C44W has a Digitrax converter board.  It requires
no soldering or milling but dissasembly of the frame and taping the brushes
with Kapton tape (provided) is recommended.

I also think Roco and Rivarossi have European DCC RTR locos.

        Scott

 
 
 

DCC-ready for N-gauge locos?

Post by Debbie Ame » Tue, 18 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

> In the past, Arnold (now Rivarossi) sold RTR DCC locos -- the S2 switcher
> and perhaps the GG-1 electric. Anyone know if the decoders for these
> are still available? Are they 14, 28, or 128 step decoders?

One of the  Arnold decoders was produced by Lenz. It is still produced
and available, the LE075. It is a two part construction, giving some
leeway for the tightest of installations.
The most recent version has improved speed tables. It is 14/27 speed
step, programmable for address, starting voltage, acceleration and
deceleration.

Another choice that is the same size as the Arnold is the New LE040,
which has it's Conformance Warrant Pending. It is 14/27/28 speed step
and has all advanced features such as extended addressing, Advanced
consisting, etc. Plus the added bonus of back EMF, for smoothest slow
speed switiching and yard work possible.

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