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Offline Amir  
#1 Posted : 10 June 2021 13:45:23(UTC)

Joined: 17/11/2019(UTC)
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Location: TLV
Hey there,

I have an old locomotive (Marklin 33723) with a Delta decoder.
I run the layout with Marklin CS3.
I was thinking of upgrading the locomotive decoder to MFX so it would talk better with the CS3.

I got a little lost with finding the right decoder, therefore I got few questions:
1. Is there a recommendation for the decoder?
2. Do I have this opportunity to upgrade the engine? if yes, are there any recommendations?

Thanks in advance
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Offline rhfil  
#2 Posted : 10 June 2021 14:25:12(UTC)

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I wish there were a way to determine how older decoders can be upgraded and the difficulty of doing it. I think Marklin is missing sales by not having that information readily available. I also think they should allow their factory MFX decoders to be modified. The running sounds on some of the older decoders are not as realistic as those on the newer ones but the only way to fix that is to replace the decoder.
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Offline franciscohg  
#3 Posted : 11 June 2021 20:12:52(UTC)

Joined: 10/07/2002(UTC)
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Location: Patagonia
Being a Delta locomotive it may have a DCM engine, so, engine kit 60941 should fit on it upgradinf to 5-pole. Or just removing the coil and replace it by ESU 51962 magnet.
As for the decoder, plenty of choices but to keep it simple perhaps the best choice is Marklin 60972 mLD3 decoder kit without sound.
Information on what to get is in a sticky post in this forum categorie.
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