WOW501-Steam (1600)

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Multifunction Decoder:

Train Control Systems: WOW501-Steam (1600)

Summary: Universal, 5 Amp sound decoder for large-scale locomotives, includes Keep Alive® on-board for stutter-free operation.

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General information
Manufacturer Train Control Systems
MSRP 239.95 USD244.27 EUR <br />213.72 GBP <br />362.64 AUD <br />323.72 CAD <br />
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Release information
Manufacturer Part Number
Common Name WOW501-Steam
Decoder Core Features Motor, Functions, Lights, Sound
Product URL Product Link
Manual URL
Year Released
Year EOL
Hardware Information
Scales G, O, S
Connection Method Vendor Connector
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 8
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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