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Multifunction Decoder:

Train Control Systems: 1252

Summary: Plug & Play Multifunction Decoder is a direct plug-in designed for Bachmann's AMTRAK CITY SPRINTER Train Set. Sounds in this decoder match perfectly with Amtrak's ACS-64.

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General information
Manufacturer Train Control Systems
MSRP 139 USD141.50 EUR <br />123.81 GBP <br />210.07 AUD <br />187.52 CAD <br />
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Release information
Manufacturer Part Number
Common Name
Decoder Core Features Motor, Functions, Lights, Sound
Product URL Product Link
Manual URL
Year Released
Year EOL
Hardware Information
Scales HO
Connection Method JST
Length 57 mm5.7 cm <br />0.057 m <br />2.244 in <br />0.187 ft <br />
Width 28 mm2.8 cm <br />0.028 m <br />1.102 in <br />0.0919 ft <br />
Height 11.5 mm1.15 cm <br />0.0115 m <br />0.453 in <br />0.0377 ft <br />
Continuous Amps 1.3
Max Amps 2
Voltage Range
General DCC Information
Extended Addressing Yes
Speed Steps 14, 28/128
User Loadable Speed Table
Back EMF
Programming Modes
Decoder Assisted Consists
CV Readback
Silent Running (HF)
Kick Start
Function Information
# of Functions 8
Function Amps 100mA
# of Lighting Effects
# of Sound Effects
Programming Information
Programming Lock
Decoder Programming Modes
Misc Items
SUSI Interface
Has computer interface
Firmware Upgrade Possible
UPC Number


The WOWElectric sounds includes

  • horn
  • bell
  • cooling fan/power inverter
  • pantograph extension and retraction
  • coupler close/release
  • brake release and application
  • momentum
  • crew alert
  • grade crossing quill
  • departing and arriving station announcements
  • TCS-exclusive WHOOSH sound recorded from high-speed train passes in the Northeast Corridor.

Includes an onboard Keep Alive® (KA4 style).

This decoder is identical to the OEM version which comes with the "DCC Sound Equipped" ACS-64 from Bachmann Trains.

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