We've just been notified by the importers of some interesting changes to the Lenz range of DCC decoders.21-PIN SILVER DECODER A new 21-pin Silver decoder is to be introduced in the immediate future - these with have exactly the same specification as the existing HO Silver chips, but will have a 21-pin plug which will be a direct fit into those Bachmann locos which have been modified to accept sound decoders. RRP will be £20.50
New STANDARD DECODER These are now available and are a 3-function version of the (4-function) Silver decoder. Otherwise (apart from the fact that they do not have the ABC facility) they have all the other features of the HO Silver decoders. These are MUCH higher spec than the cheaper decoders offered by other manufacturers, and should be ideal for use in steam locos as well as those diesel models which do not require a large number of function options. RRP is £13.75.
POWER 3 ENERGY MODULE FOR MAXI GOLD Expected late August/early September - similar to the Power 1 module, but for use with the Maxi Gold decoder used by larger scale modellers.
Best wishes, John,53A Models, Hull.