Well, I received my second train in the mail today. A Kato E8 with decoder. Slightly used train from eBay. I re-hooked up my DCC system and tried it out for the first time. Everything worked out wonderfuly. The only problem I had was a few power losses in certain areas. At first I thought it was wiring, since the track seemed clean, but it ended up just being dirty track. DCC is very picky about clean track. I could not see any hint that it was dirty, but after I used my bright boy I had no issues. One question: I was told it had a lenz decoder. I took off the shell and could see no company markings on the chip. I did not have access to a Lenz manual, but did have access to a digitrax manual. I was able to program everything from (using digitrax CVs) Speed tables to FX lighting effects. Are the CVs used by digitrax and Lenz that close, or does it really look like I have digitrax decoder?