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Kato DCC ready and LM-3S
« on: January 14, 2020, 05:40:54 PM »
Will the LM-3s fit in the current generation of Kato DCC ready locomotives using the appropriate adapter, or are there any to avoid?

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Re: Kato DCC ready and LM-3S
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 08:25:45 PM »
Will the LM-3s fit in the current generation of Kato DCC ready locomotives using the appropriate adapter, or are there any to avoid?
You should have no problems fitting a LM3-S in a Kato. Make sure you do some research and find the right speakers that you can fit in there. I wish I can help with the install, but I have never owned a kato model. I'm confident that there's plenty of modelers here that are willing to give advice on the how to go about the install.

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Re: Kato DCC ready and LM-3S
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 11:58:10 PM »
Will the LM-3s fit in the current generation of Kato DCC ready locomotives using the appropriate adapter, or are there any to avoid?

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I believe that most Kato locomotives have quite a bit of space inside.  A 9 pin adapter should really be all you need.  It's been a while but I don't remember Kato having huge weights in there.

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Re: Kato DCC ready and LM-3S
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 06:54:47 AM »
Most of my fleet is currently KATO units and they all have ample space for an LM, iPhone 4S speaker, and a Keep Alive. a 9 pin adapter is an easy way to get going on these units. They are great runners too!
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Re: Kato DCC ready and LM-3S
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2020, 10:52:20 AM »
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Do you run the GP35s and/ or the SD40-2s?
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Re: Kato DCC ready and LM-3S
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2020, 11:24:33 AM »
I have Kato SD40-2's, and AC4400's with LM-3S's in them.
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