ONLINE
STORE
"ASK THE BACH MAN"
FORUM
PARTS, SERVICE,
& INFORMATION
CATALOGS AND
BROCHURES

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
April 22, 2018, 10:18:18 AM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Please read the Forum Code of Conduct   >>Click Here <<
+  Bachmann Message Board
|-+  Discussion Boards
| |-+  HO
| | |-+  Which decoder for a Baldwin 4-6-0
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Which decoder for a Baldwin 4-6-0  (Read 1575 times)
MSutinen

View Profile
« on: February 15, 2007, 02:02:37 PM »

I'm new to DCC and want to install a decoder in a pair of 4-6-0 (63" drivers if that make any difference).
Any suggestions as to manufacturer and model?
(At this point, I'm not interested in sound.)

thanks
Mike S
Logged
wjstix

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2007, 02:44:28 PM »

Well, any of the "plug and play" decoders (Digitrax, NCE, TCS etc.) will work. If you're new to DCC, I would suggest using TCS (Train Control Systems) because (in my opinion anyway) their instructions for setting the CV's are much clearer than the other decoders I've used. Digitrax for example gives you a booklet with their decoders that covers a few CV's, then tells you to buy or download one of their books of instructions to do the others. TCS's booklet covers ALL the CV's and what to enter to get the effect you desire.
Logged
wamcm

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2007, 05:36:05 PM »

Mike,

I agree that TCS decoders are very good.  I have used the MC-2 with a 1" harness (also from TCS) in a Ma & Pa 4-6-0 with the smallet tender.  The harness plugs into the 8 pin plug on the Bachmann board and the decoder sits right on top.  Plenty of room.  A really easy conversion.

Bill
Logged
MSutinen

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2007, 05:41:52 PM »

Thanks,
I'll look into the TCC MC-2
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!