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Date: 02/21/21 14:47
Athearn Genisis Questions
Author: pt199

I'm thinking about buying a set of ATH Genisis G1500AB units and I'd like to know;
1) is the B unit powered? Not indicated on the box.
2) Assuming the B unit is powered are they both DCC ready for a plug in chip?

Thanks for any help.



Date: 02/21/21 14:48
Re: Athearn Genesis Questions
Author: toledopatch

I don't think anybody's making dummies any more.



Date: 02/21/21 15:01
Re: Athearn Genisis Questions
Author: rschonfelder

Yes they are DCC ready or you can buy with sound and DCC.

Rick



Date: 02/21/21 15:03
Re: Athearn Genisis Questions
Author: brfriedm

Dear  ?,

Oh, your talking about the Model G1500AB's! LOL What the heck is that?

Anyways, some research led me to find that you are talking about these.

http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATHG1500B

Both units are powered. Based on the manual for these here, they appear to not be DCC ready. They were made in 2005.
http://www.athearn.com/ProdInfo/Files/Genesis_F_Series_Guide.pdf

Cheers,
Bruce


pt199 Wrote:
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> I'm thinking about buying a set of ATH Genisis
> G1500AB units and I'd like to know;
> 1) is the B unit powered? Not indicated on the
> box.
> 2) Assuming the B unit is powered are they both
> DCC ready for a plug in chip?
>
> Thanks for any help.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/21/21 15:05 by brfriedm.



Date: 02/21/21 16:44
Re: Athearn Genisis Questions
Author: Txtrainman60

WHY didn't you just say Athearn Genesis F7 A and B unit?



Date: 02/21/21 20:53
Re: Athearn Genesis Questions
Author: RRBaron

toledopatch Wrote:
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> I don't think anybody's making dummies any more.

Athearn told me that dummies would cost about 50 cents less to produce, that's all the Chinese would save in the production, shipping, selling costs and overhead. So why bother, especially since modelers would expect a real discount for a dummy. They were very open about it when I queried them. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/24/21 16:38 by RRBaron.



Date: 02/22/21 08:21
Re: Athearn Genesis Questions
Author: tramfan

It is easy to change the board for a DCC board. Don't go the easy route and buy the early F-Unit Genesis engines with Sound and DCC. They used the troublesome MRC system.



Date: 02/23/21 19:35
Re: Athearn Genesis Questions
Author: pt199

Thanks for all the replies.

Paul



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