Athearn Genesis SD70 DCC friendly? : LUSENET : Wiring for DCC : One Thread

I have 2 Athearn SD70 Genisis locomotives, DCC is from Lenz. My question is: Is there a decoder that drops in as a replacement for the Athearn PC board, or should a decoder be hard wired to the existing board?

-- Michel Van Ryswyk (, April 17, 2000


Yes, there is a board that will drop directly in that locomotive. I suggest using this as opposed to trying to "wire around" what's already there. I forget who makes it, but Tonys Trains will gladly help you figure this out.

-- Ed (, April 23, 2000.

DigitraX does it

-- Georges Ferland (, November 22, 2001.


The DIGITRAX DH150A Works perfectly! I just installed one yesterday and it was a snap. You can also program the ditch lights with this decoder! Good Luck!

-- Bob Cvarovsky (, January 30, 2002.

The Atlas Dual Mode decoder will drop in also but don't know if you can program the ditch separtly. Also you need to add a resistor to the lights. I'm trying to find out what size resistor to use. Have any ideas, let me know.

-- John J. O'Connor (, May 15, 2002.

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