easy decoder installations

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by TCH, May 31, 2007.

  1. TCH

    TCH Member

    May 1, 2007
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    I recently purchased an atlas trainman GP38-2 and couldn`t believe how easy the decoder installation was.

    didn`t have to remove the body
    just had to remove the dynamic brake hatch, unplug the 8 pin plug and insert the decoder plug.

    that was it.

    as a lot of posts are about decoder installation issues I thought others might like to add their thoughts on easy installations.

    the decoder I used was a digitrax DH123P

  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Apr 30, 2006
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    TCH:wav: , sounds like that sure was an easy install:up: . fortunately, though usually not that easy, there are SEVERAL engine manufactures that have made it VERY EASY for us DCCer's to install decoders or sound decoders:up: . quite honestly, brands like P2k, Stewart, Kato, BLI and most Atlas engines are so easy to put decoders/sound decoders in, it will take you longer to take the shell off, then to actually install the decoder:winki: . i have noticed a HUGE improvement in just the last 2yrs:mrgreen: . i haven't been in a recent Bachmann DCC ready engine, but i would think they have became easier also:winki: .

    Now Athearn "DCC ready" circuit boards:roller: ......thats a whole other story:toug: :119: . :mrgreen: -Deano