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N Scale - ESU - 73198 - Digital Decoder - Generic - Next18

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N Scale - ESU - 73198 - Digital Decoder - Generic - Next18 Image courtesy of Larry Moquin

Stock Number 73198
Original Retail Price $87.99
Brand ESU
Manufacturer ESU
Body Style ESU Drop-In Decoder
Prototype Digital Decoder
Road or Company Name Generic (Details)
Reporting Marks Drop-In Decoder
Road or Reporting Number Next18
Ready-to-Run No
Item Category Accessories
Model Type Electrical
Model Subtype Decoder
Model Variety DCC
Scale 1/160
EAN/JAN/GTIN13 Number 4044645731987

Specific Item Information: ESU LokSound (#73198).
DCC & sound equipped locomotives feature: - ESU-LokSound Next18 Select Micro DCC and sound decoder with “Full Throttle”

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:
Can represented any company.

Item created by: Powderman on 2022-02-13 10:15:53. Last edited by Powderman on 2022-02-13 14:16:53

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