Professional DCC Decoder Installation

About Steve's Depot Professional DCC Decoder Installations

Our factory-trained installation staff has been providing professional decoder installation services since the very beginnings of DCC.

We use professional tools, DCC and electronics test equipment, decoder programming hardware and software, milling machine, etc. and use high quality parts and components for your decoder installation.

Pricing Guidelines Effective September 2013 (*see note below)

HO Scale Plug & Play Wired Sound
Diesel $25 $55 $95
Diesel Switcher $25 $55 $95
Steam $25 $55 $95
N Scale Plug & Play Wired Sound
Diesel $30 $65 $85
Diesel Switcher $30 $65 -
Diesel Dummy - $65 $120
Steam $30 $65 $120
O & G Scale Plug & Play Wired Sound
Diesel $30 $45 $95
Steam $30 $65 $120
Other Service Fee
Additional Function Output Wiring $12.50
Ditch Lights $55
Other Custom Work (per 1/4 hour) $12.50

*Pricing Guidelines Note

The guideline pricing is accurate for the great majority of locomotives, but some locomotives deviate significantly with respect to the amount of effort involved (some more, some less). Please contact us directly if you have questions about a particular locomotive.

  • Add $5 for installation of customer-supplied decoder.
  • Add $35 for brass installations of silent decoders.
  • Add $55 for brass installations of sound decoders.
Pricing Coverage
  • Prices are for labor only.
  • Decoders, speakers, speaker enclosures, light bulbs, LEDs, all other components & shipping are not included in the installation price.
Guarantees & Warranties
  • All work is guaranteed for 30 days.
  • If the decoder fails and is covered by the manufacturer's warranty, we will replace the decoder if purchased from Steve's Depot.
  • We do not guarantee light bulbs, LEDs or speakers.