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N Atlas H15-44 Decoder

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N Atlas H15-44 Decoder
Posted by misterconsister on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 3:32 PM

I have an NScale Atlas H15-44 (June 2003) without a decoder.  I would like to find a Digitrax decoder to put in it but I haven't located one specifically for it.  Does anyone know which Digitrax decoder would fit in this loco and how would I enable the side marker lights in addition to the headlights.

Thanks,

Eric

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Posted by dad1218 on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:26 PM

            Eric,

    The easiest way is to buy a decoder from Atlas, I think they use Lenz. There is a write up on it on the TCS website using a wired decoder soldered to the DC board. The same thing could be done with a wired Digitrax decoder. The problem is that the bicolor LEDs Atlas used are reverse polarity for decoder use. I kooked at the writeup and my soldering skills are nowhere close to what would be required to do it (shakey hand syndrome).

   I have one and I didn't care for the class lights so I just used a standard board replacement decoder with some heat shrink over the headlight LED to act as a light block. Then I used some black fingernail polish over the inside of the class lights.

                                 Gary            

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Posted by Jacktal on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 9:35 PM
I own an Atlas N Trainmaster (same model ?) that came with a factory installed Lenz decoder that is absolutely flawless so far.Hope it helps.....

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