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DCC & Sound Information

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Adding DCC only decoders to Bowser Executive Line Locos:
All Bowser Executive Line locos are now equipped with 21 pin sockets.
This allows our locos to have more lighting functions.

To install DCC 21 pin decoder

 

ESU #53614 Recommended Decoder

 

or

TCS #EU-821 8 function decoder

 

Old Production with 8 pin sockets

Not recommended to be used on locos with 21 pin sockets

NCE #D13SRP and D15SRP

Digitrax #DH123PS and DH163PS

TCS #T-1A

Bowser Executive Line

Developed to create more lighting functions
Version 3 circuit board, 21 pin sockets
To add sound use the Sounds with 21 pin Plugs

Bowser Executive Line
Version 2 circuit board, 8 and 21 pin sockets
To add sound use the Sounds with 8 or 21 pin Plugs

Bowser Executive Line
Version 1 circuit board
To add sound use the Sounds with 8 pin Plugs

Bowser LOK Sound locomotive running on DC.
If you want the sounds, I recommend you get an MRC 1200 Tech 6 Sound Controller 2.0
I have used this at train shows for several years. It gives you bell, horn and other sounds
without changing to DCC.

If you must run on DC, you will only get the primer mover sounds.
To get good operation find someone that can change CV49 to a value of 18.
This will turn off the BEMF and improve performance in DC Mode.
Though BEMF is off, it does not negatively affect the running quality in DC.

DO NOT CHANGE THIS IF YOU ARE RUNNING IN DCC!

Circuit Board Used on
VO-1000, VO-660, S-8, S-12, DS 4-4-1000
#691-1229 To add Sound on these units with this board.
Adding sound requires customer to cut die cast frame for the speaker.

Or send in your frame and Bowser will send a machined frame back to you.
#691-1230 VO-1000 Trade in Frame
#691-1229 VO-660, S-8, S-12, DS 4-4-1000 Trade in Frame

Circuit Board Used on F-3, F-7, F-9.
#691-1226 To add Sound on F units with this board.

Circuit Board Used on early Stewart F-3, F-7, F-9.
#691-1226 To add Sound on F units with this board.

Circuit Board Used on Century C628, C630
#691-1224 or 1225 To add Sound on Century units with this board.

Kato built Stewart F unit
No 8 pin socket. Customer will have to wire in a DCC
Decoder. We do not make a sound kit for these version

Circuit Board Used on FT A unit
#691-1226 To add Sound on F units with this board.

Circuit Board Used on AS-16 and AS-616
#691-1232 To add Sound on AS16 and AS-616 with this board.

Circuit Board Used on FT A unit with side # boards
#691-1226 To add Sound on F units with this board.

Circuit Board Used on RS-12
#691-1232 To add Sound on RS-12 with this board.

#691-159 Single LED
#691-160 Double LED
FT A unit headlights