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bobthebear

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Kato GS-4. Is the Freedom Train a later model so DCC friendly?



Just acquired an N scale Kato Freedom Train GS-4 today. I had to fit plastic shims to my other two for safe DCC operation, but I know the later ones are OK. Before I fry a decoder, does anyone know if the Freedom Train ones are the later ones or not?
Cheers, Bob.

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Re: N scale Kato GS-4. Is the Freedom Train a later model so DCC friendly?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 07:49:15 PM »
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Yes, per Kato it is DCC friendly. BUT I don't trust any of the GS-4's. The shim kit is a laugh!
I hard wire all of the GS-4's I work on. Isolate the motor 100 % by running wires from the decoder to the motor.
 

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Re: N scale Kato GS-4. Is the Freedom Train a later model so DCC friendly?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 04:56:11 AM »
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Thanks. Probably will do.
Cheers, Bob.