Substitute decoder for GP-18 ( Life Like )

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by Biased turkey, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    I,m new in the DCC field.
    I have a Life Like Mopac GP-18. I found an article about how to convert it to DCC.
    A Digitrax DN93 or DN93FX is used , but none of these 2 items is listed on the Digitrax website.
    Is there any replacement one ? Is there any other brand of decoder that might do the job ?
    Tia for any info.
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery lists the DZ123 or DZ143 as suitable for the LifeLike GP-18 in Nscale:

    I am sure there are other brands that would be suitable. Best way to find out is to look up the various manufacturers' websites. Or try Tony's Train Exchange or Litchfield Station.

  3. CCT70

    CCT70 Member

    I have a Central California Traction GP-18 in HO, and I used a Digitrax DH123A decoder for the mars lights, engine lights, etc. It's a great decoder, I'm happy with it. The equivelant is the DZ123. I'd go for one of those.
  4. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Thanks to both of you for the information and the link to Digitrax.
    I forgot to mention that I'm modeling in N scale.
    The DZ123 or DZ143 should fit the bill for both my Life-Like Mopac GP18, TH&B SW9/1200 and my Atlas TH&B GP7.

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