N scale pacific locomotives

I am considering buying a Pacific loco in the near future for use
under DCC. Any suggestions on brand?
I have only found versions from Model Power.
Are they DCC compatible and do they run well?
Thanks
Jerry
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handyman
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All M/P N steamers run very well in my experience, but adding DCC could be a chore. Would have to go in the tender, which means rejigging the wiring between tender and locomotive. I've not disassembled the loco, so I don't know whether isolating the motor is necessary nor how difficult that would be. They are not advertised as "DCC ready". Perhaps a future run will be.
Wolf K.
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Wolf K
I am considering buying a Pacific loco in the near future for use under DCC. Any suggestions on brand? I have only found versions from Model Power. Are they DCC compatible and do they run well?
Thanks Jerry ~~~~~~~~~~~
The MP Nscale steamers are actually pretty easy to convert. In the tender, the wiring is very accessible, but you will need to use a small decoder, such as the TCS Z2. The headlight is not isolated from the frame, so without doing major work, the light will always be on full.
They are decent runners, but I find them kind of weak in the pulling department. If you get the more recent release with traction tires, it should do better. Val
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vmanes

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