Next18 decoder from Hattons


Hattons Model Railways is producing its own Next18 Digital Command Control decoder in conjunction with DCC Concepts.

The new decoder is to operate with Bachmann models which are now being fitted with this latest generation Next18 decoder socket. The new decoder measures 15mm x 9.5mm x 2.8mm – Cat No. DCR-18Pin-Direct.

It will use DCC Concepts firmware, as per previous Hatton’s decoders, but with the latest updates. The first delivery is expected in November priced at £13 per decoder.

The specification includes four functions, 1.1A continuous rating, 32 light features, LED light control, support for advanced consisting, automatic adjustment of back EMF, slow speed running, operation on DC and DCC control and more.


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