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MRC
Universal HO Preferred Sound Decoders

The exact specifications, as officially documented by MRC for some of its products, may vary from one resource to another.

Specifications listed here come from the product manuals and secondarily from other MRC resources.

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Diesel
Common Decoder Ratings & Specifications

Amp Rating: 1.5
Size (Imperial): 2.87 x 0.70 x 0.30 inches
Size (Metric): 73.0 x 17.8 x 7.7 mm
Motor Control: Back EMF load control
Function Outputs: 4 lighting
Airhorns / Bells: 4 / 2
Speaker: included
Interface: 9-pin JST wire harness to 8-pin plug
   
1714 Universal HO Preferred Sound Decoder for ALCO 244 72.98 51.09
1715 Universal HO Preferred Sound Decoder for ALCO 539T 72.98 51.09
1716 Universal HO Preferred Sound Decoder for EMD 567 72.98 51.09
1712 Universal HO Preferred Sound Decoder for EMD 645 72.98 51.09
1711 Universal HO Preferred Sound Decoder for EMD 645E 72.98 51.09
1713 Universal HO Preferred Sound Decoder for EMD 710 72.98 51.09
Steam
Common Decoder Ratings & Specifications

Includes selectable sound for:

  • single-chuff steam sound
  • double-chuff articulated steam sound
Amp Rating: 1.0
Size (Imperial): 1.16 x 0.42 x 0.20 inches
Size (Metric): 29.5 x 10.6 x 5.0 mm
Motor Control: Back EMF load control
Function Outputs: 4 lighting
Whistles / Bells: 4 / 2
Speaker: included
Interface: 9-pin JST wire harness to 8-pin plug
   
1617 Universal HO Preferred Sound Decoder for Light Steam

Use with "light" steam locomotives like 0-4-0, 0-6-0, smaller branch line and switcher locos.

72.98 51.09
1618 Universal HO Preferred Sound Decoder for Heavy Steam

Use with "heavy" steam locomotives like the Big Boy, Challenger and F.E.F. Northerns.

72.98 51.09