DCC for USA brand locomotives

mercurio

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Coming from my HO scale background, I am surprised to see a major manufacturer in 2021 not offering a clean, simple plug and play DCC ready option. Maybe it is just not a prevalent in G Scale like it is in the HO scale.
Thanks-
 

Scooter

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Thanks for the ride guys! As a follow up to my original post, I ended up putting a decoder in the 2009 Aristo loco and it operates like a champ! Based on the feedback here, I decided NOT to go with a new USA brand loco for now. I pick up another nice, low hour Aristo loco off eBay and I should have no issue converting it to DCC.

Thanks Again!
 

Dan

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2 manufacturers that do offer DCC are LGB and Trainli. Some were non-sound others did have sound.
I purchased the LGB porter in 2002 and it had factory DCC but no sound. Still works to this day.
 

Greg Elmassian

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By the way Scooter, there is another plug and play decoder for Aristo, the Phoenix SM18, but there are a couple of caveats, you might have to check the aristo socket to make sure nothing was connected to J2...

email me anytime.

Greg