Delighted with this decoder, massive improvement compared to a cheaper decoder I fitted initially. Easy to setup with Decoder Pro.
I took a chance with the Accurascale recommended decoder for the Manor Class, and have not been disappointed.
A nice small decoder, easy to plug in, and program. Makes the loco run even smoother
A very good purchase indeed
Massively improves the performance of the loco over DC running.
No fuss, no hassle, just fitted the chip and the Manor responds perfectly under DCC. Super slow running, very smooth and easily copes with a scale length train. Best selling point though: already configured for the loco, so I didn't need to mess around tweaking all sorts of CVs I don't understand!
The decoder worked fine and very pleased with the Manor I purchased from a retailer as accurascale had sold out. The decoder was a little difficult to fit as had to split the connection between engine and tender and reconnecting was a pain as it was difficult to access the connector. Otherwise very pleased with model.
I am always a little nervous when fitting a decoder to a new loco. There is always the risk of damaging detail and some models seem to be designed to make body removal as difficult as possible. Not so Accurascale! 4 screws on the tender, one in each corner which were easily accessible without the need to remove any body parts. The tender body lifted straight off. It took me only a couple of minutes to fit the decoder and head to the layout! When tested, the Accurascale decoder gives superb control over the entire speed range. Thoroughly recommended.
Sourced this decoder as 7800 "Torquay Manor" stay-alive did not function with a Zimo MN180 Next18 decoder installed. Was hoping the this ESU decoder designed for the Manor would solve the issue. It didn't. However this must be a loco defect as the decoder is exvellent in all other respects with a good crawl and loco control, smooth running and supports firebox flicker on F8 if running on DCC.
This item has not been delivered, it is still showing as unfulfilled on my account. It is now about 6 weeks since it was ordered.
Worth every penny.