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DrDialtone


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« on: February 11, 2007, 10:21:51 PM »

Does anyone know if this steam locomotive is DCC ready? How much of a pain is it to install a decoder?
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Trains Again

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 10:30:03 PM »

Yes. All Spectrum engines are DCC ready. Smiley
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DrDialtone


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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 10:46:35 PM »

Thank you for your reply. It says nothing about being DCC ready with the information that came with the engin.  Huh?
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SteamGene

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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007, 11:30:30 PM »

The NMRA 8 pin plug is in the tender.  Cut the capacitors.  If you want a sound decoder, put the speaker under the coal load with small holes (#70 or smaller) drilled in it and a hole in the rear bunker sheet to allow the wires between speaker and decoder.
Gene
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DrDialtone


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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007, 02:49:46 PM »

The NMRA 8 pin plug is in the tender.  Cut the capacitors.  If you want a sound decoder, put the speaker under the coal load with small holes (#70 or smaller) drilled in it and a hole in the rear bunker sheet to allow the wires between speaker and decoder.
Gene
Thank you for the info. It doesn't show any of that with the instructions.  Any decoder preferance? Sound of course. Thank you again for your help.
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SteamGene

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2007, 03:13:13 PM »

I have a Tsumani in one and an MRC in the other.  The Tsunami is easier to program.  The MRC is easier to install.   Blind tests give the MRC higher marks than the Tsunami. 
Gene
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DrDialtone


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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2007, 09:37:25 AM »

I have a Tsumani in one and an MRC in the other.  The Tsunami is easier to program.  The MRC is easier to install.   Blind tests give the MRC higher marks than the Tsunami. 
Gene
Thank you again for your insight.
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SteamGene

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2007, 09:45:14 AM »

Welcome.  Cheesy
Gene
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