DCC and The NW2

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by fifer, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Here is a preview of my decoder install in the Kato NW2.
    More info will follow.




  2. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    New NW2


    How does the kato NW2 compare to Atlas MP15 or the life like sw9-sw1200 for slow speeds, pulling power?

    I am only using DC, so no decoders in my future.:cry:
  3. darkcurves

    darkcurves Member

    Wow, that was fast.
  4. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    I really don't know as I do not have either of the other locos. I understand this guy in stock form will pull about 8 cars up a 2%. I have not tried it yet because mine will never leave my yard area. It is a bit more noisy than most Kato's but with the gear drive mechanism I would expect that.
    Thanks , Mike
  5. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Like the way you installed the chip- aren't Katos one of the best, even older ones are silent?
  6. RidgeRunner

    RidgeRunner Member

    Cool, is that the TCS M1 decoder?

    I'll probably wait til Digitrax releases the drop-in for it before I DCCify mine. :D
  7. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    No it is a Lenz Silver Mini.
    Thanks , Mike :wave:

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