Products for Radio Control
S-CAB Radio Receiver
The S-CAB loco receiver (LXR) is designed to receive DCC commands by radio and connect them directly to a standard DCC decoder with which it is packaged, usually in a back-to-back arrangement for small decoders.
Dimensions: 1.42" x 0.67" x 0.14" (36 x 17 x 3.5 mm)
Price: LXR is not sold separately.
S-CAB Compatible Decoders
S-CAB compatible decoders are standard DCC decoders integrated with an S-CAB radio receiver. They are installed in exactly the same manner as the original decoder. Both sound and non-sound versions are available.
NCE decoders are used for standard non-sound packages and 4 versions are available with ratings from 1 to 8 amps
D13DRJ ("direct radio, J" module), which integrates decoder and radio on the same circuit board, must be used with battery battery power. It cannot be connected to DCC. NCE version is modified for use with S-CAB and BPS by removing duplicate battery switch, adding ceramic chip antenna and enabling decoder battery-off command.
Dimensions: 1.4" x 0.63" x 0.25" (35 x 16 x 6 mm)
NCE D13SR with receiver
D13SR is packaged with an S-CAB receiver for applications where there is a risk of reversed or alternating polarity of the power supply. The most common example is using track power instead of battery power.
Dimensions: 1.65" x 0.67" x 0.28" (42 x 17 x 7 mm)
NCE D408SR with receiver
A 4 amp non-sound decoder for O-scale and larger.Compared to decoder, the receiver requires very little extra space and can be located together or separately.
If the receiver is mounted flat on the decoder board, a vertical antenna (shown in photo) may improve reception.
Dimensions: 2.3" x 1.2" x 0.375" (59 x 31 x 9.5 mm)
NCE D808SR with receiver
NCE's 8 amp decoder shown here with an older model receiver. Lengthwise orientation of the antenna shown in the photo is no longer offered, since cross-wise orientation works just as well.
If the receiver is mounted flat on the decoder board, a vertical antenna may improve reception.
Dimensions: 3.75" x 1.45" x 0.625" (96 x 37 x 15 mm)
The ECO-100 is now the most popular choice by S-CAB users and is the standard offer when quoting an S-CAB system with sound. Prices do not include speakers.
ECO-100 with receiver
1 amp decoder: This is SoundTraxx smallest sound decoder integrated with an S-CAB receiver. Since an ECO-100 is smaller than the receiver and requires no heat-sink, a back-to-back package is only one-third of an inch thick. Since the receiver is larger than the decoder, overall package size is determined by the radio receiver.
Decoder: 1.1" x 0.42" x 0.2" (27 x 10.5 x 5 mm)
Package: 1.42" x 0.67" x 0.34" (36 x 17 x 8.5 mm)
ECO-200 with receiver
2 amp decoder: This decoder is almost the same size as the S-CAB receiver and makes a compact package when mounted back-to-back. However, the boards are offset by about 0.25" to improve antenna performance.
Decoder: 1.4" x 0.7" x 0.24" (35 x 18 x 6 mm)
Package: 1.7" x 0.7" x 0.38" (43 x 18 x 10 mm)
ECO-400 with receiver
4 amp decoder: This 4-amp, universal-style digital sound decoder is suitable for models with higher stall currents such as some S, O, and large scale locomotives.
Decoder Dimensions: 2.72"x 1.2"x 0.55" (69 x 30.5 x 14 mm)
Products for Battery Power
BPS Battery Power Supply
An on-board 11 volt DC power supply with compatible batteries.
Available in 3 versions:
Specifically for use with the BPS Battery Power Supply. Cells can be connected in parallel to increase storage capacity. Each BPS battery package is assembled with 3" leads, JST plug and a fuse for short-circuit protection.
6 battery packages and 2 fuse choices are standard. Three parameters define a specific selection:
A 3.7 volt, 850 mAh, 10C lithium-polymer battery.
Size: 2.5" x 1" x 0.25"
A 3.7 volt, 550 mAh, 25C lithium-polymer battery.
Size: 2.25" x 0.7" x 0.25"
A 3.7 volt, 300 mAh, 25C lithium-polymer battery.
Size: 1.82" x 0.71" x 0.25"
Double cell (2P) batteries
Storage capacity is increased by connecting 2 LiPo cells in parallel. Voltage is same as single cell, but energy storage is increased. For example, two 850 mAh cells in parallel provides 1700 mAh (1.7 Ah) storage. Standard package has back-to-back cells, which doubles thickness, but length and width is same as single cell.
Single cell (1P) batteries: $11
Double cell (2P) batteries: $18
Special Installation Situations
Battery power projects in HO scale locos often encounter difficult space limitations A battery arrangement configured to fit the available space can sometimes be helpful.
Split cell assembly: A double cell battery can be assembled with 2 cells connected by a length of wire that allows half of the battery (one cell) to be mounted each side of a loco motor or each side of a tender.
Price for customized assembly: Add $4 to standard price.
Placing an Order
Please use the Contact Form to begin an order process. While this may seem inconvenient, it's not so easy to pick the best combination of products to achieve a desired objective while working within the space available in a small model. Interaction by email often leads to a more successful project.
The Order Cart is deliberately not active at this time. This may change in the future, if and when battery power and radio control become more familiar within the model railroading community.
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Tsunami2 is SoundTraxx’ premium line of sound decoders. Physically, they are similar to their respective Econami cousins but with a richer set of features and larger selection of sounds.
TSU-1100 with receiver
1 amp decoder: This micro 1-amp, universal-style format is ideal for small models with minimal space. It is the same size as an ECO-100.
TSU-2200 with receiver
The TSU-2200 is a universal 2 Amp digital sound decoder. It is suitable for a wide variety of models from HO to S scale. It is the same size as an ECO-200.
S-CAB Starter Kit
A radio control Starter Kit includes an S-CAB Throttle, a USB cable (for battery charging) and an S-CAB receiver integrated with a sound or non-sound decoder.
Starter Kit Prices: