DCC in an older GE 44 tonner

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by shaygetz, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    I understand that there is a way to install a decoder into an older Spectrum GE 44 tonner. If any of you folks know of it, I'd be much obliged to you for any information. I would like to keep the rather unique two motor setup if at all possible.
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    I know you want to keep the old one, but I think the newer is a better design and accepts dcc better, from what I hear. You can sell your old one for almost enough for a new one from trainworld.com. Shamus might be interested in buying the old one. New is said to be a much better runner. I've rebuilt enough trucks on the old to say it's an all around weak design. Gears and motors are weak, and what else is there in a power truck? And as far as "lifetime" warranty on the old, plan on shelling out $20 for the lifetime warranty coverage. Guess you only get to live one year under their warranty :D
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    shaygetz Active Member

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    Are the shells interchangable, I'm kinda attached to that Western Maryland "Fireball" scheme?
  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    I have not seen the new style yet. Hope to buy one soon :) I'm guessing they are the same based on past conversations with bachmann, but I didn't ask that outright.