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Kato 10-1519 Seven Stars DCC?

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oenckie

Hi all,

 

Can anyone confirm wether or not the Kato Seven Stars is DCC Friendly/DCC Ready?

I'm a bit confused, as some site say yes and others don't mention it.

I might be able to buy this beauty, but it depends on the possibility to have it digitazed.

 

Regards,

 

Marco

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Kiha66

The 7 stars is dcc ready.  You'll need a decoder for the loco and two fl12s for the end coaches.

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oenckie
34 minutes ago, Kiha66 said:

The 7 stars is dcc ready.  You'll need a decoder for the loco and two fl12s for the end coaches.

 

Hi,

 

Thanks!

Does that mean the loco accepts an EM13?

 

Regards,

 

Marco

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Martijn Meerts

Depends on the locomotive actually, although I've seen only 1 Kato loco first hand that accepts an EM13, the GS4.

 

Edit: here's a post that talks about a drop-in replacement decoder for the Seven Stars loco: 

 

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EdF

Should be the same as any kato DF200 loco.

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chadbag

Digitrax and TCS both make ones that will fit -- maybe with some minor modifications.   I understand but have not seen that Digitrax has a newer model out that has shorter LED leads that are the right length?

 

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Kiha66

A digitrax dn163k0a will fit in the loco if you adjust the headlight wire lengths. I haven't tried it myself but the digitrax dn163k0d should be a straight drop in replacement.  This thread shows the earlier method. 

 

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