Last update: June 7, 2016
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Over the years Roco has made very nice models of the Norwegian El16 class, see my
The first generation of this model, catalog number 43559, didn't have a DCC socket. In early 2003
I put a DCC decoder in my El16.2212 which at that time required modifying the printed circuit board;
see Install DCC decoder in Roco El16 .
The Roco model is based on the Swedish Roco RC model.
Arnold Hübsch in Austria makes a replacement board for the RC that
has the latest DCC plug/socket (PLUX). This pages shows how this replacment board makes for a very easy
installation of a decoder in this older El16 model. I also used this moment to install ESU LokPilot DCC
decoder which has become my standard decoder as it program abilities are beyond any other decoder on the