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Decoder in an N scale Kato NW2

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Decoder in an N scale Kato NW2
Posted by darrel480 on Friday, November 09, 2018 8:20 PM

I just finished putting a Digitrax 123K3 decoder in a Kato N Scale NW2 switcher. The Digitrax instructions were easy and straight forward.  However before starting the install I also looked at a youtube video. Big mistake!  I should have just followed the Digitax instructions.  The youtube video showed the guy removing the fuel tank first which is not a part of digitax instructions.  The fuel tank on this loco holds the whole thing togther so when I removed the fuel tank the whole loco fell apart and I had a terrible time getting it back together.  I did get it back together and the new decoder works like a dream. The loco is kind of noisy but hoping this improves after break in.  DO NOT REMOVE THE FUEL TANK ON THIS LOCO.  It's not necessary and you will have a mess. 

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