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DCC Decoders for Murphy 141/181 Diesels

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Hi all,

I now have (or soon will have) 6 Murphy Models 141/181 Diesel Locos.

I understand that these have a 21-pin decoder socket.

Can anyone please tell me what is the recomended PlugmPlay decoder & harness and where can I get it ?:confused:

Is there plenty of room in the loco ? I like TCS decoders from the USA but want to make sure it will fit in.:((

NB - Ordinary decoders NOT sound.

Thanx,

Frank Savery

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simple to fit once you have the body off, I think its better to go with one without the harness as fits directly onto the pins in the loco.

 

I would agree, a harness would get in the way with the limited space inside the narrow body.

Here's a TCS 21 pin without a harness, should do the job.

http://www.dccsupplies.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=4721

 

I recently picked up another 141 and decided to just put a non-sound decoder in it. (My other 3 141s are all DCC sound chipped.)

 

I ended up using a Hornby Sapphire that I had lying around, works fine.More expensive than the Bachmann, but I think it has a few

extra programming features.

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You will have no problem fitting a TCS decoder into the 141/181 with or with out a harness. I've just fitted an 8 pin sound decoder/8 to 21 pin converter and a bass reflex speaker for a site member a very tight squeeze and some modifications were needed to the body and chassis but its all in there. All my own 141/181's use a 8 - 21 converters and decoders with harnesses I don't use the Bachmann decoders as they don't support CV 19 so no good for double heading unless you give both locos the same address.

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Hi Frank

 

Richard Johnson of DCC Concepts in Aus is a TCS dealer,it might be cheaper and quicker delivery.

If you still looking for a DCC system , I would strongly recommend the NCE Powercab which is fully expandable. Big Plus is that the Powercab it is Fully MNRA compliant.Have a look at their web site.

 

Regards

 

Joe

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Gone be the days when you bought a Hornby set and put the two Ever ready batteries ( remember the ones with the big spring contacts ) into the plastic controller and away you went.

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Gone be the days when you bought a Hornby set and put the two Ever ready batteries ( remember the ones with the big spring contacts ) into the plastic controller and away you went.

 

Great days okay but now we have Murphy Models 141's , 201's and now even better days with more choice LOL

 

Enjoy your day,

 

Regards

 

Joe

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Now your just showing everyone how old you really are. =))

 

Hello Joe and Anto your catching up with me.=D

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