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Posted by JoeUmp on Monday, November 24, 2003 11:13 PM
Thanks for the info Dave. I wasn't aware of that.
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Posted by dave9999 on Saturday, November 22, 2003 11:14 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by JoeUmp

If you don't know the answer, then the only dumb question is the unasked question as my old Company Commander always said.

Only locos equiped with Marklin compatable decoders will work with AC power. Some of the early decoders would not work with DC, but all of the new ones will.

Joe


Soundtraxx decoders will not operate on analog DC powered track. Dave
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 22, 2003 7:54 PM
Thanks for the help everyone, i did in fact mean DC, oops.
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Posted by JoeUmp on Saturday, November 22, 2003 1:46 AM
If you don't know the answer, then the only dumb question is the unasked question as my old Company Commander always said.

Only locos equiped with Marklin compatable decoders will work with AC power. Some of the early decoders would not work with DC, but all of the new ones will.

Joe
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Posted by dehusman on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 3:49 PM
Do you mean a regular DC layout or an AC layout (what you actually asked)?

A DCC equipped locomotive can run on DC but not AC (except maybe Marklin).

Dave H.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 2:15 PM
Hello not a dumb question at all, sure the Loco will run on DC, check out one of the DCC Web sites, they have much useful info,
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DCC Question
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 12:16 PM
To a lot of you this is a stupid question, but i dont kno much of anything about dcc. I was looking at an atlas dcc equiped loco, and was wondering if it would be possible to run a loco with a decoder on a regular a/c powered layout?? would this damage the decoder at all?? as i said, to a lot of you this is a stupid question, but i would like to make sure before i spend over $100 on a loco i couldnt use!! Any help would be appreciated.

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