Freshaman in G scale.

Shtirlits Mar 31, 2014

  1. Shtirlits

    Shtirlits TrainBoard Member

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    Hello. I am new one in the G projects. I have very simple questions.
    Does it work in DC and DCC?
    What is a voltage in DC and DCC?
    Are decoders available for the G locomotives?
    Is it possible to make sound in DC mode?
    Is it possible to make sound in DCC mode?
    Thank you.
     
  2. ScaleCraft

    ScaleCraft TrainBoard Member

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    Yeah. If you put a decoder in. Some useless units have HUGE sockets to do so....takes a specific unit.
    Have to be careful of current draw....some at full slip draw easy five amps.
    Some morons claim 24v, but that's because LGB claimed they worked to 24V...ignoring the five volt drop on the input to allow lights, smoke and sound to come on.
    Generally, 18V.
    There are a while lot of blown up handcars and trolleys that used one manufacturer's 24V 15A power supply to run them at warp factor three.
    Some decoders are. I've cut a lot of them out
    All I use is DC mode. Sierra, Phoenix, Dallee all work on DC. Some on dcc.
    Get a sound decoder, or a dcc-fed sound board to a motor control decoder, yes.
    I went strictly radio/battery 21 years ago or so, never looked back.
    Don't have to deal with the nmra's nonsense.
    Dave
     
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    Shtirlits TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you, Dave. There are a lot of devices to be reviewed. By the way could you give me your hand again and say which stuff I have to buy as a starter set? And which decoder would be good for my custom built double motored 24V DC diesel engine? I am meaning DCC with sound. Regards. Eugene.
     
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    I don't use dcc. I have used it on others railroads, works okay.
    I won't buy it or own it.

    My LS is out-of-doors.
    I refuse to polish railheads, maintain bonds across joints, add boosters with power districts, and then be limited to ONLY run on a dcc controlled pike (or, possibly dc with an 8V starting voltage).

    You can run radio/battery anywhere, even through standing water over rails.

    Last sound I bought was Sierra.
    When Soundtraxx dropped than in favour of some tidal wave technology, I quit buying new sound systems.
     

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