Doug, While your choice of decoder is ok I have fitted a Gold or Silver series decoders in all my locos, 28 RTR Hornby or Bachmann Branchline and 20 DJH/Footplate Models ( Australian ) loco kits including an AD60 Garrett 4-8-4+4-8-4. These have replaced mainly older Le130G5's and Le 1035's. I find the finer control of the Gold decoders most pleasing and the slow speed capability, shunting speed, really excellent. Also the Constant braking feature is a good feature if a trifle tricky to use at first. What is confusing is the motor selection in CV 50. You have a choice of 5 types but which one to use. The literature that comes with the decoder doesn't help much so yo have to experiment a bit which takes time. I think Lenz could provide a better explanation for this feature.
DCC user since 1994