1 Amp N Scale Mobile Decoder Designed to fit the Kato N scale SD40-2, SD70MAC. Kato N C44-9W with shell modification.
Golden-White LEDs for added realism
Retired in 2003
This article courtesy of Ken Bessler, concerning installation of a decoder into earlier Kato C4400W's. Current produiction of these locomotives use DN163K1C or similar board replacement decoder.I wanted to convert my 2 new Kato AC4400CW's to DCC but there were several problems:1) The recommended PnP decoder, DN163K1a has a chip right where a shell component is. Using this decoder requires shaving off the plastic retainer clip under the exhaust stack. IMHO this is not good as it leaves too little support for the stack.2) My dealer was out of stock of the PnP decoders.3) A quick look inside the loco shows ...