I went to LHS tonight and got two Digitrax 9 pin no solder decoders for Athearn locos. they are different models, cant remember off the top of my head, but on was $25 and one $35. I tried to run them together but they start and run at different speeds. They both start at fairly quick speeds, no slow start outs. I have a Bachman EZ command DCC system and have locos with Bachman decoders, no problems, even pretty good at slow speeds. Is there a way to program them or something to match speeds, or slower start speeds?