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Which Decoder

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I am about to commence building my layout which will be completely DCC and have decided to buy some Hornby OO locos whilst they are available.

There seem to be a lot of decoders available. . I have not yet decided on an operating system but from those currently available it will be between EcoS, Lenz and Gaugemaster. I expect to use some sound ands lights but not on all locos.Am I best buying ready fitted decoders from Hornby or purchasing the decoders separately when I'm ready to run, which hopefully will be in about 6 months?

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Hi Randolf,

Since you are only starting out, this can be a difficult decesion.

A question asking right at the start is whether you have a desire to have sound in your locomotives?

If the answer is yes, then you are better putting sound chips in now, rather than having to retro fit them later on.

For what its worth, IMHO ESU and Zimo make the best sound decoders.


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