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DCC - DC SOUND DECODERS, COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES
ESU LokSound, Massoth, Phoenix Sound, Soundtraxx Tsunami2, Marklin, LGB, and MD-Electronics
Note:  Most DCC Sound Decoders will also operate in DC Analog power providing the locomotive's operating sounds, and whistle, horn an
d bell sounds using track magnets positioned on the track ties.  But only using a DCC Operating System such as the ESU Wireless CabControl DCC System will provide the full access to all the sound decoder's individual sounds shown on the Sound File's F Key Listing, and turning on and off  the locomotive's lights and smoke unit.  With a DCC operating system, you can run multiple locomotives simultaneous all on the same track layout, and activate track switches with your wireless throttle.  Most LGB locomotives currently produced by Marklin Germany have factory-installed Sound Decoders that allow operation in both DC and DCC power.

 

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ALL ITEMS ON THIS PAGE ARE IN STOCK & AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE UNLESS MARKED OTHERWISE

                DCC SPECIALTIES RRampMeter IV - MEASURES DCC/DC/AC VOLTS & AMPS                                       "The Essential Tool" for Large G Scale Model Trains Hobbyists"

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MASSOTH DCC DECODERS & ACCESSORIES

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ESU LOKSOUND & LOKPILOT DCC DECODERS & COMPONENTS 

ESU 58513 LokSound 5 XL Screw Terminals.
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                       PHOENIX SOUND DECODER COMPONENTS  

 

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THE BEST SOUND DECODER FOR LGB LOCOMOTIVES THAT OPERATE IN DC ANALOG POWER 

HAS THE EXTENSIVE INDIVIDUAL SOUNDS THAT ARE AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATED PLUS REED SWITCH FEATURE

FOR WHISTLE, HORN, AND BELL SOUNDS USING TRACK MAGNETS.  CAN ALSO BE USED WITH DCC.  ALL SOUND FEATURES CAN BE ADJUSTED USING THE PHOENIX COMPUTER INTERFACE KIT SHOWN BELOW.

Phonenix Sound PB22 Sound-only Decoder Kit. (DC Analog, DCC, and Battery Power Options)
Comes with the decoder board, rechargeable battery, volume control board, reed switches, four magnets, data port connector, speaker, and user guide.  
MSRP $265
  Your Price $245 - In stock 
PB22 Board Only MSRP $215 - Your Price $200
The PB22 Board comes with Default F7 Diesel Locomotive Sound File Installed by the Phoenix Sound Manufacturer.
For a $35 Fee, I will install and adjust the settings on the board for any locomotive sound file from the Phoenix Sound Library.  Sample locomotive sounds can be heard at the Phoenix Sound Website:  Phoenix Sound Sound Library 

  Or alternatively, you can purchase the Phoneix Computer Interface Kit shown below for $85 and install sound files and adjust the sound volumes and features yourself - I will provide technical advice on the installation and use of the Computer Interface Program on your Windows-based computer.   The below video shows the Phoneix Computer Interface Program being used to install and set up the K28 Steam Locomotive sound file K473-R1

 

ACCESSORIES FOR PHOENIX PB22 SOUND BOARD

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Reed Switch Sensor used to generate chuff sounds and activate the whistle, horn and bell on the PB22 board using magnets.   One sensor is required to be installed on your locomotive, or on an LGB Mogul's tender front truck, for the chuff function.  Two sensors are required to be installed for activating the whistle and bell when the sensors cross over a magnet fitted on your track ties. 
Size:  25mm
$4 each.

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PS7000-23.  Rechargeable Batter for PB22 Sound Boards.  3.7 Volts Lithium Ion, Single Cell, 300 mAh, JST PH Connector.  This battery is used only with the PB22 board, none of the older Phoenix Sound Boards.  

$12

Note I also carry rechargeable batteries for the older Phonenix sound boards such as PB11 and PB17.

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P6000-05.  Data Programming Jack and 3-wire Cable for use with the Computer Interface Program for Connecting to the BB22 sound boards.
$7

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P6000-02.  Toggle Volume Switch with 3-wire cable for use with PB22 sound boards.
$6.50

P1200-00.  Phoenix Sound Computer Interface Kit for Windows.  Easy to Use:  The CD has the Phoenix software program to install on your Windows PC.  When your PC is connected to an Phoenix Sound Decoder using the supplied USB Cable, you can install the sound files from the CD to any Phoenix model sound board such as the newest PB22 board, or any of the other sound boards produced by Phoenix.  It contains both the sound files for the new PB22 board and the other sound files for older Phoneix boards.  The Phoneix program also allows you to adjust all the sound parameters on a board  such as the overall volume and volume level of individual sounds, turn individual sounds off or on such as coal shoveling, and adjust the various automatic sounds such as steam release, coupler clank, dynamo, steam hiss,  and their duration, and the piston chuff rate, and the whistle, horn and bell sounds.......very extensive adjustment features.
$85

Watch the below two videos to hear the many automatic sounds that these Phoenix PB22 Sound Boards produce for steam locomotives when operating in DC Analog track power...........excellent features!

In this video, I loaded the Mikado K-28 Steam Locomotive Sound File K473-R1 specified for the new PB22 boards, and then adjusted the various sound paramenters using the Phoenix Computer Interface Program for Windows.  When you purchase the Phoenix Computer Interface Kit, I will provide technical support with the installation on your Windows PC, the connections to your PB22 board, and then using the program to install a sound file and making the adjustments to the sound file's features.

There is an alternative to installing on your locomotive or tender the 2-wire reed sensors listed above for generating the chuff sounds and whistle and bell activation.  For generating the chuff sounds, you can use the existing factory-installed Chuff Sensor/Hall Sensor installed your locomotive, or you can install one listed for sale on my Website.  For the whistle, horn and bell activation, you can use the existing factory-installed Reed Switch Sensor installed in your locomotive, or you can install one listed for sale on my Website.  Contact me for instructions on how to connect these devices to the Phoenix PB22 sound board.  

Watch the above video for a demonstration using these two devices connected to a PB22 sound board.  

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Tsunami2  BLU-4408 DCC/DC Sound Decoder with Screw Terminals.  Operational Modes:  DCC; DCC with Wireless Bluetooth; DC; DC with Wireless Bluetooth; Battery; Battery with Wireless Bluetooth.  Download the App and Control your locomotive using your Smartphone or Tablet or Laptop.  The decoder is designed to wirelessly operate models with higher stall currents such as some S, O, and large-scale locomotives; this decoder features easy-to-use terminal blocks for no-fault wiring and a higher audio amplifier for awesome volume, indoors or out. Blunami decoders can be operated in three different ways: DC, DCC and Wireless mode. Using the Blunami app (iOS versions 8 or later), you can operate your locomotive with incredible ease of use. You will feel like you are in the cab with the amazing new features that Tsunami2 has to offer including: Reactive Dynamic Digital Exhaust, Functioning locomotive and train brakes, injectors, power reverse, and firebox flicker. We also offer a large selection of selectable sound effects including: exhaust chuffs(10), prime movers (up to 12), bells (12), Whistles (90), airhorns (40+), couplers, dynamos and more!  Select the sound your want by Part Number:  884609 Steam-2; 885617 EMD Diesel; 885619 Alco Diesel; 885620 Balwin GenSet GTEL and Other Diesels; 885625 EMD-2 Diesel; 886604 Electric.
Max. Motor Stall Current: 4A; Max. Function Current: 400mA (each output); Function Outputs: 8; Audio Amplifier: 3 Watt, 8-Ohm Load; Sound Channels: 16;  DCC Track Voltage: 7V – 27V
Size:  69x30.5x14mm
MSRP $255
Your Price $204.76 

ITEMS LISTED BELOW ARE IN STOCK AND AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT

The Soundtraxx  Tsunami2 TSU-4400 (4amp) and TSU-2200 (2 amp) DCC sound decoders have over 50 different sound effects and provide excellent sound qualities, including 90 different whistle sounds and 50 different bell sounds built into the decoder, all programmable by CV settings.   After you install the decoder into your locomotive, it's important to calibrate the Dynamic Digital Exhaust (DDE) feature which provides load control and greatly enhances the quality of the chuff sounds.  See the video on my Website of the LGB 2050 Steam Tram install I completed for a customer that demonstrates the excellent chuff sounds when DDE is activated.  The procedures is Soundtraxx Steam User Guide, Configuring Dynamic Digital Exhaust on page 52.

The new Blunami DCC/DC Sound Decoders are also now available to order.  Besides being to operate in the traditional DCC or DC Analog power control, you can now control your locomotive wirlessly through its Bluetooth feature using your smartphone or other device.  Contact me for pricing and to order.

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Tsunami2 TSU-4400 4 Amp, 6-Function DCC/DC Sound Decoder for Large Scale Trains.   Excellent 3 Watts Amplifier Sound Quality.  Programmable Automatic Sounds for whistle, bell, etc.  Requires 8 Ohm Speaker.  Available Decoder Versions for American Locomotives:  Steam-2; EMD Diesel; GE Diesel; ALCO Diesel; Baldwin Diesel; EMD-2 Diesel; Electric. 
Size:  69x31x14mm
MSRP $188.95
Your Price $151 

Soundtraxx Tsunami2 TSU-2200 Steam Sound Decoder-1.GIF

Tsunami2 TSU-2200 2 Amp, 6-Function DCC/DC Universal Steam Sound Decoder for smaller LGB Olomana & Chloe Steam Locomotives - Install into rear water/fuel bunker.  Excellent Sound Quality.  Programmable Automatic Sounds for whistle, bell, etc.    Size:  35x18x6mm
MSRP $124.95
  Your Price $100 

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Soundtraxx 810160
CurrentKeeperII Rechargeable Capacitor.  Connects to Soundtraxx DCC decoders to provide power over dirty track and switches.  Size:  20x13x11mm  
MSRP $29.95
Your Price $24

Soundtraxx  810140 
CurrentKeeper Rechargeable Capacitor.  Connects to Soundtraxx DCC decoders to provide power over dirty track and switches.  Size:  40x6x11mm  
MSRP $29.95
  Your Price $24

NOTE:  The below Massoth Rechargeable Power Caps can also be used with the Tusnami2 BLU-4408 and TSU-4400 decoders if you need more power for your G scale locomotives to traverse through dirty track sections, faulty rail joiners, and the plastic frogs in LGB track switches.  

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                  MD-ELECTRONICS (GERMANY)DCC COMPONENTS FOR G SCALE
 

       ITEMS BELOW ARE IN STOCK AND AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT

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MD-Electronics #DWA G Gauge Switch Mechanism with Built-in DCC Decoder & Realistic Slow Motion Movement - Weatherproof for use on garden railways.  Fits onto LGB Track Switches with easy decoder setup:  Program the switch address in CV121;  set the switch drive time CV124=4; Lock the decoder CV15=99; and then screw the drive onto your LGB track switch and use rail clamps to connect the two wires to your track for power.  
$60

MD-Electronics #EKW DCC 1-Channel Switch Decoder - Plugs into LGB 12010 Track Switch Drive Mechanism.  Also 1 Function Output Decoupling Track Mode. Weatherproof for use on garden railways.  Easy Installation:  Program the Switch Decoder Address you want; lock the decoder; plug the decoder into your LGB Track Switch Drive; and connect to two wires to your track rails for power using rail clamps.
$45

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MD-Electronics #ZKW DCC 2-Channel Switch Decoder & 2 Function Outputs, 3-Way Switch Mode for 3-Way Track Switches.
$45

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MD-Electronics #MWB Retrofit Kit.  Convert your existing LGB Track Switch Mechanism Housing to a DCC Switch Drive to operate like the MDE DWA Switch Drive.    DCC Decoder - Gear Motor - Gear - Relay.  Slow Motion Movement
$45

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 MD-Electronics DCC Decoder Programmer Module for Reading & Writing (Programming) CVs on all brand DCC decoders.  You can also print a read-out of all the decoder's CV settings.  There's also a Test/Drive feature where you can operationally test the decoder settings you've made of your locomotive on the programming track when it's placed on Roller Wheels.  A screen shot of the English version of the Programming Tool Software you will download onto your PC is shown above.  For MDE brand sound decoders, you can install decoder Firmware updates & SUSI Downloads of MDE Sound Files.  Comes with the PC Module, USB and SUSI Cables, and a 15v. 1 Amp power supply and the link to the Website for downloading the software onto you PC.
$125

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MD-Electronics #MFB Train Shuttle Controller for a Back & Forth Operation.  Operates on DCC or DC Analog Power.
$70

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MD-Electronics DCC/DC Pulsed Smoke Generator.  This smoker's internal DCC decoder can produce pulses for steam locomotives and non-pulse operation for diesel locomotives. The amount of steam can be precisely adjusted.  Operates on either DCC or DC Analog power.
Size 50x30x22 mm
$85 - Only 1 Available

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MD-Electronics #APA Automatic End-to-End Shuttle Module for DC-Analog or DCC Operation.  Locomotive stop times at each end of shuttle back and forth track section is adjustable 2 seconds to 4 minutes.  Acceleration & braking times are also adjustable on the unit.  The Module can mounted inside the LGB 10310 Track Bumper shown above with four screws.  Further settings and adjustments can be programmed using a DCC command station.  The User Guide and CV Setting Guide are in German which can be translated to English using a free Web-based document translator.
                                                           $75

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MDE 035 Voltage Regulator 6 Volts Fixed Output.  Use for 5v. Smoke Generators or 5v. Light Bulbs.  Specifications:  Supply Voltage: 0-24 V. DC/DCC/AC; Output voltage: 6 Volts; Output Current 1.5A (Short-term 2.0A); Pull-up Resistors for Servos 1 kΩ each (integration for 2 servos)
Size:  24x20x20mm
$14

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MD-Electronics #MDC 2-Channel, 1 Amp/Channel,  5mA Current (no load), DCC/DC Function Decoder for G-Gauge.  Ideal for controlling passenger car lights.  Can be switched via turnout address (up to 255) or via locomotive address and F keys (up to F28).
Size 2 x 1.5 x 0.5cm. 
$45

LGB & MARKLIN DCC COMPONENTS
LGB & OTHER G SCALE TRAINS 

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LGB 55524 1-Channel DCC Switch Decoder.
This decoder plugs into the LGB Track Switch Drive and is designed for use with MTS I, MTS II, and MTS III and also supports the formats DCC, MFX, and MM.
$60

LGB 55525 4-Channel DCC Switch Decoder.  Connects to DCC track power and can activate 4 different LGB Track Switch Drives.  It's designed for use with MTS I, II, and III, and also supports the formats DCC, MFX, and MM.
$111

LGB 55029 Retrofit DCC Decoder.GIF
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LGB 55029 MSD3  mfx/dcc/analog Sound Decoder Kit with 28 Pin Interface Connector which are used in all LGB locomotives produced since 2014.  Capacity:  10 Amps , 32 Functions, 6.7 Watts 4 Ohm Audio Output .  Replace your LGB locomotive's failed MSD3 sound decoder with this one.  The factory has loaded the RhB Ge 4/4 Electric Locomotive sound file onto these decoders.  You can install a different sound files by using the Marklin 60971 Decoder Programmer shown below, using a Marklin CS2, CS3 or CS3+ Command Station.   You can also install this sound decoder into any LGB locomotive to replace its existing factory circuit board by soldering the wire connections to the provided Interface Board, e.g., motor block, lights, smoke unit, etc.  Comes with extensive User Guide with wiring guide.  
Size:  65 x 40 mm
$180

LGB 55429 Power Storage Device.  These power caps are specially made for use with the Marklin/LGB MSD3 mfx/dcc/analog Sound Decoders installed into LGB locomotives produced by Marklin in Year 2014 and later models.  They can provide power to the decoder when traversing dirty track sections or the plastic frogs in LGB Track Switches.   
$62

LGB E278188 Replacement Pulsed Smoke Generator for Marklin-produced post-2014 LGB Locomotives with Factory-installed LGB MSD3 mfx/dcc/analog Sound Decoders or for installing a pulsed smoker using the LGB 55029 mfx/dcc/analog Sound Decoder Kit.  
$60

Rectangular Version of Pulsed Smoke Generator post-2014 LGB Locomotives is also avalable.

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Marklin 60971 Decoder Programmer allows you to download and install any locomotive sound file, or add more sound functions, from the Marklin sound library for LGB locomotives.  You will download the free Marklin Decoder Tool3 software onto your PC to use with the Decoder Programmer.  Also requires use of the LGB 44129 Decoder Adapter that connects to the Decoder Programmer.  You can also program CVs and re-Map function keys and add or remove individual sounds such as Station Announcements, whistles, etc, with this Programmer. 
$85

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Screen Shot of Marklin's Decoder Tool3 Program which you download onto your PC - Use either the Marklin Decoder Programmer or the CS3+ to access the tool to load sound files, modify settings of an MSD3 mfx/dcc/dc sound decoder.

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LGB 55129 Adapter plugs into the Marklin Decoder Programmer.  It holds the 28-Pin mfx/dcc/dc sound decoder for installing sound files, programming CVs, and Re-Mapping Functions.
$35

LGB 55529 DCC Interface Adapter Connector for converting LGB Locomotives with a 28-Pin MTS/DCC Interface Connector on the main board.  For use with the LGB 55029 MSD3 mfx/dcc/analog sound decoder.
$32

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Marklin 003093 Manual "Controlling Digitally with the Central Station 3."  Excellent background history of the development of various digital technologies for the model trains hobby including DCC, mfx, Sentrix, Trix, etc.  Provides detailed guidance on the capabilities and operating procedures for the Marklin CS3 Command Station.
$20

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Marklin 60657 Mobile Station mfx/dcc Command Station.  Use to operate 1-2 LGB locomotives using mfx control or dcc control.  Can also be used on a Programming Track to program CVs and re-Map Functions of LGB locomotives produced since 2014 with factory-installed MSD3 mfx/dcc/dc sound decoders. It can also be connected to the CS2, CS3 and CS3+ Command Stations.
$95 - In Stock
The Marklin Mobile Station also requires use of the following accessories shown in the picture above:  Marklin 60114 Connector box for G Scale - $70;  and Marklin 66367 Switch Mode Power Supply 18v. 2 Amps - $53 

The new WIFI Mobile Station and Receiver Box will be available for purchase 2nd Quarter.







 

LGB/Marklin  60216 CS3+ (Central Station 3 Plus) - mfx, mfx+, DCC, Motorola Operating Modes
As a multi-protocol controller, the Central Station 3 plus with its high resolution, modern color touch screen, 2 locomotive controllers as well as a built-in central track diagram control board offers the possibility of simple, easy control of locomotives and of the entire layout. Up to 32 functions can be controlled on locomotives, and up to 320 Motorola or 2,048 DCC solenoid items can be controlled among accessories. In addition, the Central Station 3 plus has 2 built-in locomotive card readers (for saving locomotive data on a locomotive card or for fast call-up of the locomotive by plugging in the locomotive card), an SD card slot for expanded storage as well as a built-in speaker for playing back typical model railroad sounds. A powerful booster is built in to power the layout with current for trains and accessories.  CONTACT ME FOR A PRICE QUOTE
The LGB/Marklin 60216 CS3+ and the 60226 CS3 are available for special order and will be drop shipped directly to you from Marklin USA, Jefferson City, MO 

























 

BACHMANN DCC ACCESSORIES

SPECIAL NOTE:  The Marklin CS3 and CS3+ provide a maximum 5 Amps DCC power to your track layout.   If you need more amperage to your track layout, you can connect a Massoth DiMax 12 Amp 1202B Digital Booster to the CS3 or CS3+ Command Station with a Massoth Booster CAN-Bus Cable, and the Booster is then connected to your main track layout.....the track power cables from the CS3 or CS3+ is disconnected to your track layout.  Your track layout will then receive 12 Amps at 22 volts DCC and the operation is still controlled by your Marklin Command Station. 

Massoth Digital Booster & Cable - $550 & $30.  The Booster also must be powered by the Massoth  12 Amp 22 Volts DC Power Supply or equivalent DC Power Supply - $170.  Total setup costs:  $750.  For details about these items, go the the Massoth DCC Decoders & Components page.















 

Bachmann 44912 Reverse Loop Module.GIF

Bachmann 44912 Automatic Reverse Loop Module for DCC  Use Only - Easy Wiring for Isolated Reverse Loops - Use with any DCC Layout
$70

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