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CN/CN-GP Installation Service

CN/CN-GP Installation Service


Have your classic N-scale locomotive installed with DCC by the people who know DCC best!

This service is a one-stop-shop for a TCS decoder and installation. Have your locomotive TCS-equipped by the people who know our decoders best!

Split-decoder installations are among the most challenging to perform. Leave it to us! We will install your split chassis Atlas, Kato, or Life Like locomotive with a TCS "Classic N" decoder.

Our service also includes basic insulation, lubrication, wheel cleaning, and programming of lighting features (if desired). If you do not request any special programming, we will ship the decoder with factory default settings. Contact with your order number in the subject line to detail any additional programming requests.

By purchasing this service, you are required to mail your locomotive to TCS headquarters in Pennsylvania for analysis and installation. This service includes the cost of the decoder (~$60 value!), plus any rewiring necessary to connect the factory-installed lighting features (if applicable).

Additonal services, such as the installation of additional lighting, physical repairs, etc. are required to be quoted separately from the price listed above, and are subject to a labor rate in addition to the material cost. In many cases, milling or filing is required to fit the decoder properly, in which case, a $20 charge may also be applied. Contact if you have questions or to request a quote.

Sound installations in N-scale locomotives or rolling stock are contact-for-quote only at this time. Fill out the form at the bottom of our Installation Services page; Or, send an email to with the details (and pictures if possible) of your model and we will let you know if a sound installation is possible.

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