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N Scale - Digitrax - DN166I3 - Digital Decoder - InterMountain Railway - SD40-2/SD35

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N Scale - Digitrax - DN166I3 - Digital Decoder - InterMountain Railway - SD40-2/SD35 Image Courtesy of Digitrax

Brand Digitrax
Stock Number DN166I3
Original Retail Price $36.00
Manufacturer Digitrax
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Digitrax Drop-In Decoder
Prototype Description Digital Decoder
Road or Company Name InterMountain Railway (Details)
Reporting Marks Drop-In Decoder
Road or Reporting Number SD40-2/SD35
Ready-to-Run No
Item Category Accessories
Model Type Electrical
Model Subtype Decoder
Model Variety DCC
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: Fits InterMountain SD40-2 mechanisms released 2017 and later. Also fits Atlas SD35 mechanisms from 2018 and later.

Prototype Description: A Digital Decoder is a small piece of electronics installed in model railroad items, to start with in locomotives, to which a unique ID or address is assigned, and that allows to control the said item from a centralized control station using its address.
Thus it becomes possible to control individually multiple locomotives running on the same power district, which is not possible on analog layouts.
Though several digital systems exist, the most predominant is the Digital Command Control or DCC that was invented in the 1980's by Lenz Elektronik GmbH and adopted in 1993 as a NMRA standard.

Road Name History:
InterMountain is a manufacturer of detailed HO, N, and Z, scale model trains. They are based in Longmont Colorado. They produce both regular production and special runs on commission. Their product lines encompass both rolling stock and locomotives. They are even brave enough to produce high quality steam locomotives! Their products originally came in kits, but most of their current (2018) releases come Ready-to-Run. They are kown for their early adoption of knuckle couplers and extensive use of separately applied details parts long before their competitors were willing to do the same. The also serve as the manufacturer behind Centralia Car Shops.

Brand/Importer Information:
Digitrax is a full time professional company dedicated to bringing superior engineering, quality and affordability to model railroaders everywhere. The first time we ran a digital command control system we knew we couldn't live without one but, we couldn't afford it either. Digitrax decoders and command stations are our answers for model railroaders who want to enjoy the excitement of Complete Train Control without taking out a second mortgage. The system is affordable and flexible. You can get started with Digitrax Digital Command Control for a small initial expenditure with one of our starter sets and then expand as your needs and interests grow. Your system can be as simple or as complex as you wish, IT'S UP TO YOU!

Item created by: gdm on 2019-07-11 11:56:24. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-06-22 12:06:50

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