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Digitax DN163K1C now with SMD LEDs

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Digitax DN163K1C now with SMD LEDs
Posted by gcri on Friday, July 18, 2008 9:29 PM

I just ordered a new Digitrax DN163K1C decoder for my Athearn SD70 and it arrived today. As I was installing I thought for a second that the LEDs were missing. Then I noticed that they had actually used SMD LEDs. Much to my delight I did not have to file anything to get it to fit properly since they were so small.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelmaker51 on Saturday, July 19, 2008 5:13 AM
I'm not that current on newer Athearn stuff, when did they start using Mashima motors? It's kind of ironic since I've been using Mashimas to remotor my Athearns for 20 years.

Jay 

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Posted by gcri on Saturday, July 19, 2008 7:04 AM
I am not sure about the motors, the last two Athearn SD70s I purchased have had them.
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Posted by locoworks on Saturday, July 19, 2008 11:06 AM

 modelmaker51 wrote:
I'm not that current on newer Athearn stuff, when did they start using Mashima motors? It's kind of ironic since I've been using Mashimas to remotor my Athearns for 20 years.

even more irony is that the owner of mashima is retiring and if nobody takes over the company, the mashima motors will no longer be produced.

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Posted by loathar on Saturday, July 19, 2008 1:11 PM
Cool! Now you have lighted fans!

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