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  1. #1
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    Minitrix Selectrix Decoders and Digitrax?

    now that I am living in germany, I am starting to install decoders in some of my european stuff, starting with one of my favorite locomotives:


    (Image borrowed from http://ralfvolmer.ra.funpic.de)

    Minitrix No 12633, Bought here in germany in 1999. the Instructions list SELECTRIX no 66830 as the plug and play Decoder for it, but I have no idea if the Selectrix decoders are compatable with the modern DCC/Digitrax systems.

    so anyone have any one know if it'll work, or am I goting to have to adapt a modern decoder?



    Delamaize
    Northern Pacific, Tacoma Division, 4th subdivision "the prarie line" (still in planning stages)

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    Delamaize,

    in short: They are not compatible.
    See here for more info:
    http://www.xs4all.nl/~raicho/model/control/dcc.htm

    The 66830 is one of three standard selectrix decoders, and it is tiny.
    Here is a link to the size description...
    http://www.mttm.de/Seiten/66830.htm


    There are newer decoders on the market that allow a loco to operate on both, DCC and Selectrix.
    Have a look at attached list: All Decoders with the Footnotes S), MS) or ms) are compatible with both systems:
    http://www.dcc-mueller.de/decoder/dectab_e.htm#feat

    I hope that helps
    Dirk
    Modelling Northern Pacific Stampede Pass in 1949


    My Railimage Site: http://www.trainboard.com/railimages...00/ppuser/3834

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    Thanks Dirk!

    PM Me sometime, I see you live in germany, I am here now too, Living in Birkenfeld in Rheinland-Pfalz, I would love to get together sometime if you are fairly close by, Mabey run my climax' on a forien layout! :tb-cool:



    Delamaize
    Northern Pacific, Tacoma Division, 4th subdivision "the prarie line" (still in planning stages)

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