Specific Multifunction Decoder Installs

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Summary: Installing multifunction decoders can be quite intimidating for the beginner as well as the advanced modeller.

Installing decoders can be quite intimidating for the beginner as well as the advanced modeler. The following links from this page are DCC decoder installation instructions for a specific engine and a decoder. If you do not see your engine and decoder listed, you might want to browse pages that closely match your install.

When you get to installing your decoder, please take pictures and write up a guide on the steps you took to do your install.

The Guides

Locomotives

Rolling Stock

- None yet -- Please write one up.

Other Vehicles

Walthers American Crane - conversion to DCC

Stationary Decoders

- None yet -- Please write one up.

Videos

Videos showing how others have installed multifunction decoders in locomotives and other vehicles

Main article: Specific Decoder Installs/Installations
  • Soundtraxx Tsunami 2 install in a Brass 2-10-0
  • Bachmann 70 Ton Switcher
  • Convert an Old Analog loco to DCC
  • Kato Dash 9
  • Tsunami Sound Car upgrade with a Scale Sound System speaker
Main article: Specific Decoder Installs/Installations-2
  • Athearn F7A with Scale Sound Systems speakers and a Decoder Buddy
  • Athearn F7B with Scale Sound Systems speakers and a Decoder Buddy

See also

  • Decoders - More information about what decoders are and their common functions.
  • Soldering - Tips and information on solder - may be required for some decoder installations.