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Multifunction Decoder:

Train Control Systems: 1516

Summary: Universal multifunction decoder for locomotives with DCC-ready 9-pin plugs. May be hard-wired or plugged directly into any locomotive with a 9-pin JST plug.

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General information
Manufacturer Train Control Systems
MSRP 131.95 USD134.33 EUR <br />117.53 GBP <br />199.42 AUD <br />178.01 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 35 mm3.5 cm <br />0.035 m <br />1.378 in <br />0.115 ft <br />
Width 17 mm1.7 cm <br />0.017 m <br />0.669 in <br />0.0558 ft <br />
Height 5.6 mm0.56 cm <br />0.0056 m <br />0.22 in <br />0.0184 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 Yes
Back EMF Yes
Programming Modes
Decoder Assisted Consists
CV Readback
Silent Running (HF) Yes
Kick Start
Momentum Yes
Function Information
# of Functions 6
Function Amps 100mA
# of Lighting Effects 20
# of Sound Effects
Programming Information
Programming Lock Yes
Decoder Programming Modes
Misc Items
SUSI Interface
Has computer interface
Firmware Upgrade Possible
UPC Number


  • CD Quality 16 bit Sound
  • Back EMF / Load Compensation
  • Quiet Drive: Super-quiet motor control
  • DC Mode
  • Momentum
  • Function Remapping
  • Programmable Lighting Effects
    • Dimmable
  • Decoder Lock
  • Fully compatible with Airwire™ operation.
  • Chuff cam
  • User-Loadable Speed Tables

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