Decoder interchange chart?

Lowell Johnson Jun 10, 2020

  1. Lowell Johnson

    Lowell Johnson TrainBoard Member

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    Hi N Scalers,
    Can anyone tell me where to find a chart showing decoder interchanges? For example I have an NCE decoder part # and would like to see which Digitrax or TCS decoders fit the same locos? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks. Lowell.
     
  2. Nick Lorusso

    Nick Lorusso TrainBoard Member

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    With N-scale it is sometimes easier to search by locomotive. Can you give an example?
     
  3. Lowell Johnson

    Lowell Johnson TrainBoard Member

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    I just got an Atlas Classic GP-35. Found NCE N12A2 listed for it, but I wondered if I may have a similar decoder that would fit. So I need to know interchanges. Thanks. Lowell.
     
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  5. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The easiest way is to look at the TCS and Digitrax sites. They show which locos take which (of their) decoders

    For this case:
    • TCS ASD4
    • Digitrax DN 163A4
     
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  6. Lowell Johnson

    Lowell Johnson TrainBoard Member

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    This all helps. But if there is a chart it would be nice for future needs. Thanks. Lowell.
     
  7. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    I don't know of or seen such a chart unfortunately.
     
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  8. bill pearce

    bill pearce TrainBoard Member

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    I wouldn't want to be the guy that tries to make such a chart. The decoder world is very fluid and keeping it up to date would be a full time job.
     
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  9. Inkaneer

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  10. urodoji

    urodoji TrainBoard Member

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    Is the GP35 DCC ready? If not, you want a TCS CN decoder.
     
  11. Carl Sowell

    Carl Sowell TrainBoard Supporter

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    Can you imagine what the JMRI guys go through to keep their decoder files up to date?
     
  12. ns737

    ns737 TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have mine and club members decoders in my JMRI files. they are handy
     
  13. BigJake

    BigJake TrainBoard Member

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    Very informative; I just wish it were not just an image, and at least had text I could copy and paste into the searchbox, if not actual links to the products on the site... It even looks like the image was taken of a table with such links.
     
  14. Inkaneer

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    The OP requested help in locating a chart showing decoder interchanges. I provided exactly that. As for your wishes and/or wants maybe try Google?
     
  15. BigJake

    BigJake TrainBoard Member

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    Inkaneer,

    I apologize that the tone of my response was unclear, and taken as critical of your post. I assure you that was certainly not my purpose.

    I have seen that chart before, and was merely indicating that it, the best cross reference I have found, is truly very informative, but is not as useful as it could be, for the reasons given.

    Nevertheless the chart remains useful as is, as does your post recommending it

    Sincerely,
    Andy
     
  16. Inkaneer

    Inkaneer TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you. That was very gracious of you. Sometimes I get too easily rankled.
     

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