Minitrix Selectrix Decoders and Digitrax?

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by Delamaize, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Delamaize

    Delamaize TrainBoard Member

    now that I am living in germany, I am starting to install decoders in some of my european stuff, starting with one of my favorite locomotives:

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    Minitrix No 12633, Bought here in germany in 1999. the Instructions list SELECTRIX no 66830 as the plug and play Decoder for it, but I have no idea if the Selectrix decoders are compatable with the modern DCC/Digitrax systems.

    so anyone have any one know if it'll work, or am I goting to have to adapt a modern decoder?
  2. Caddy58

    Caddy58 TrainBoard Member


    in short: They are not compatible.
    See here for more info:

    The 66830 is one of three standard selectrix decoders, and it is tiny.
    Here is a link to the size description...

    There are newer decoders on the market that allow a loco to operate on both, DCC and Selectrix.
    Have a look at attached list: All Decoders with the Footnotes S), MS) or ms) are compatible with both systems:

    I hope that helps
  3. Delamaize

    Delamaize TrainBoard Member

    Thanks Dirk!

    PM Me sometime, I see you live in germany, I am here now too, Living in Birkenfeld in Rheinland-Pfalz, I would love to get together sometime if you are fairly close by, Mabey run my climax' on a forien layout! :tb-cool:

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