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Decoder install in a Mantua 0-6-0T

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Decoder install in a Mantua 0-6-0T
Posted by Blind Bruce on Sunday, February 3, 2008 3:54 PM
I got my Mantua 0-6-0T and was advised by the dealer to buy a Digitrax DH163D decoder and that it would fit above the motor. The wires from the 9 pin connector were taped to the motor preventing the decoder to move forward over the motor. Removing the tape still leaves no room for this decoder above the motor. Has anybody been successful installing a decoder in this little gem?

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Bruce in the Peg

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Posted by Blind Bruce on Sunday, February 3, 2008 4:19 PM
David, I need a decoder that will plug into the 9 pin connector.

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Bruce in the Peg

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Posted by mmartian22 on Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:09 AM
get a tcs t-1 a or a t-1 they  work great in this engine i installed one in yesterday .just pull out the pc board and push the t1 into the socket and mount the decoder  in cab area behind motor it mounts in there great like a glove.
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Posted by don7 on Sunday, February 17, 2008 12:52 PM

 mmartian22 wrote:
get a tcs t-1 a or a t-1 they  work great in this engine i installed one in yesterday .just pull out the pc board and push the t1 into the socket and mount the decoder  in cab area behind motor it mounts in there great like a glove.

Who makes this decoder?

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Posted by Blind Bruce on Sunday, February 17, 2008 1:17 PM
TCS stands for train control systems. They are a good company and stand behind their products with a great warantee.

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Bruce in the Peg

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