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Stationary Decoder

John has this question for readers:

“I have a Digitrax Zepher control unit. My DCC railroad will have scheduled routes, but I also want to have manual operation with a diagram panel having turnout LED’S and switch buttons. I will have DCC programmed routes but also want to have diagram panel using manual switches with directional LED’s. I researched stationary decoders and feel that DCC Concepts Colbalt DCD-ADS-8SX probably unit best fits my needs. I realize the manufacturer is located in Australia and see only one USA distributor so am a bit concerned before purchasing. I found limited critique of this unit. Any input to product’s reliability/quality would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.”

3 Responses to Stationary Decoder

  • David Stokessays:

    Have no fear. DCC Concepts maybe an Australian company, but it has close ties with the British model railway world, retailers, and model press. They produce very good products with excellent client feedback and response mechanisms. I am an Aussie so I might be biased!

    • Johnsays:

      David, thanks for positive feedback. You can understand my hesitation in spending excess of $250.

  • Johnsays:

    Try walthers.com new ‘Layout Control System’, Lights, Switch, Action.

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