Allready coded engines

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Spartalee, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Spartalee

    Spartalee Member

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    I am looking to purchase loco's that are already DCC equioed I have looked on www.billandwalt.com but they didnt say if they were or werent anyone know where to buy these?
  2. LongIslandTom

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    That particular vendor does not have a very big selection.. Nonetheless some of their stuff are indeed DCC-equipped (the item description will say "W/DCC").

    Are you in Pennsylvania? If you live in PA but order from a vendor in some other state, you won't get charged PA's 6% sales tax. That's what I would do. :thumb:

    Hope this helps.
  3. Jim Krause

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    There are two definitions to be aware of. DCC Equipped--means the locomotive has a decoder installed. DCC Ready--- means the wiring is there to attach the decoder to. You have to buy the decoder separately. Also there are two types of decoders-- those with just locomotive control functions and those with control and sound functions.
    Older locomotives (pre DCC) can be equipped with decoders but it requires wiring additions and isolating the motor from the frame. Additionally, some older loco's may have limited room for a decoder.
  4. jr switch

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    Spartalee------- Try Internet trains.com, Hobbyfrenzy.com, or Hobbylinc.com. I have purchased engines from all three, all were set up for DCC and delivery time was just a few days. Good luck, hope this helps---------------John R
  5. CRed

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    Also try internethobbies.com and caboosehobbies.com,I've never ordered from them but they have large selections of DCC ready/equipped locos at decent prices.

    Chris