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Atlas S-2 decoder sugestions?

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Atlas S-2 decoder sugestions?
Posted by CFournier on Monday, March 17, 2008 12:11 PM

I just got my new Atlas San Francisco belt rr S-2, and need infos on instaling a decoder in it.

I have noy made my mind on a sound or no-sound decoder yet.

what do you sugest? Is there a site with detailed explanations on how to do it painlessly?

Chris

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Posted by RDG1519 on Monday, March 17, 2008 3:25 PM

Chris,

Please refer to my posts below on 3-15. I am very happy with the MRC sound decoder that has an on board speaker.

Chris

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Posted by richg1998 on Monday, March 17, 2008 3:51 PM
 CFournier wrote:

I just got my new Atlas San Francisco belt rr S-2, and need infos on instaling a decoder in it.

I have noy made my mind on a sound or no-sound decoder yet.

what do you sugest? Is there a site with detailed explanations on how to do it painlessly?

Chris

 

Here are some links that might help.

http://www.litchfieldstation.com/lobby/HOD-ATL-S1-524-ATLS4.htm

http://www.litchfieldstation.com/lobby/HODS-ATL-S1-500-1663.htm

Rich 

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Posted by simon1966 on Monday, March 17, 2008 3:55 PM
I have used a couple of the NCE ATLS4 decoders and these have proven to be relatively easy to install. (You must use the replacement Nylon motor retaining screw or you will blow the decoder) and have proven to be reliable in my hands.  I know that there have been some complaints about the decoders blowing due to shorts, but this has not happened to me.  It is certainly not a plug and play installation, but it is not too hard either.

Simon Modelling CB&Q and Wabash See my slowly evolving layout on my picturetrail site http://www.picturetrail.com/simontrains and our videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/MrCrispybake?feature=mhum

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