There exists on the internet a very large amount of information on this topic. A sample of the written instructions is here. Videos for this topic are here, here and here.

One of the most important factors to consider before installing a DCC decoder is whether or not your locomotive performs well without the decoder. Make sure your locomotive runs well before investing the additional dollars for a decoder. Decoders cost from about $15 to over $100 depending on the brand, sound and other performance factors.

Decoders installations vary from locomotive to locomotive and can run the range of “plug and play” to tedious, time consuming modification and rewiring. Do your research before you travel down this road. [More to come.]


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