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LIB

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« on: September 13, 2008, 10:36:30 AM »

Does DCC ready mean it is ready to run on a a EV Command Control Center?Huh?
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jayl1
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 10:43:40 AM »

DCC ready means you need to add a decoder (not included).  That means the unit is set up to accept a decoder - usually by removing a plug on the circuit board.
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pdlethbridge
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 01:38:09 PM »

Or hard wiring a decoder to a motor that is totally isolated.
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Yampa Bob

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 09:03:14 PM »

If the decoder is factory installed, the specs should say "DCC Equipped" ,  "DCC on Board", "Decoder Installed", etc.  Roundhouse DCC ready vintage locos use the term "Non-Sound".  If the decoder is installed, the specs say "DCC With Sound". 

By attrition, I think that one day all locomotives will be supplied with a minimum of "DCC Ready".  For DCC on Board, most modelers don't mind the extra $10 or so even if they only run DC power.

Let us hope all the factories don't make installed sound the only option. Some are doing that now in their "Heritage" models.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2008, 12:52:14 AM »

Is dcc ready will work on DC layout? Anybody news?
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Jim Banner

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008, 01:46:16 AM »

Yes, DCC ready locomotives will work on dc.
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2008, 11:54:27 AM »

Thank You, Jim!
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