Author Topic: KATO Current Pre-Order SD40-2 DC - Is Chassis Already Machined for a Decoder  (Read 515 times)

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Ogden Rails

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Is the chassis for the subject loco (Analog/DC version), supplied already machined for a Decoder for install by a customer?

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John Colliver
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According to Kato's website it is. I haven't heard if the frame is different from the last run but it will take a drop in decoder.


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Even the original run of the 40-2's was DCC ready, however the SD40's that appeared several years before were not. TCS, ESU(sound), and Digitrax, off hand, all make drop in decoders for these units.

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Is the chassis for the subject loco (Analog/DC version), supplied already machined for a Decoder for install by a customer?

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John Colliver
Australia

Yes.

Ogden Rails

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Thanks to all for the replies.
What would be the most suitable ESU Loksound decoder to use?

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58741, Loksound micro DCC direct Kato