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QUOTE (ChrisE @ 20 Oct 2008, 10:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I doubt it. The loco that I referred to above is a two driven bogie/ motor diesel and has a stall current of 2.5 amps plus. That leads me to think that even with one motor it would be very marginal with a 00 designed chip. My single motor locos run at nearly the same current. I await being told that I am wrong but I think most OO loco decoders are unhappy at anything above 1 amp.

I would agree here - although for their size LGB (for example) loco's do not draw that much current they do tend to draw far more than most HO/OO decoders will be happy with.
 

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QUOTE (upnick @ 20 Oct 2008, 11:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>A word of warning with any illegal frequency system if it should conflict with the emergency services the equipment WILL be confiscated and destroyed and could lead to a fine to the user of it.

A point people often forget - there are good reasons why allocated frequencies differ around the world.
 

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QUOTE (Richard Johnson @ 20 Oct 2008, 13:12) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>***Nick, Brian: Sorry but that is a little extreme: You could have the unit in the same room as a medical unit and not interfere - or in the same tin box for that matter!
Maybe in the specific case of the NCE, but I was generalising about radio frequencies as, I suspect was Nick.

Unfortunatly, in the UK we have many, many over-zealous officials who pursue the small print to the extreme !
 
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