Well Well must have been sleepy when I posted that. should have read Athearn Genesis Oh! well! Chris your link didn't work for me but it appears you are looking at a regular Bachmann GP40 with DCC. To the best of my information all DCC equiped locos can be set to run on analog ( DC) powerAn Athearn Spectrum
So looking at this I'd say it isn't that great of a buy!HO Scale - Motive Power
Item No: 60302
Name: DCC-Equipped EMD GP40
Roadname: Santa Fe
Description: With these easy to use and affordable locomotives, you can digitally control speed, lighting, and direction. Compatible with all NMRA-compliant DCC systems.
MSRP: $ 48.00
So it would appear that that is the normal sale price for one equipped with a decoder and DCC controler also. Nothing special about the price. Not being into DCC someone else will have to take it from here.Bachmann Industries - E-Z Command System DCC Accessories - DCC & Analog Controller System w/Decoder Equipped Santa Fe GP40 - BAC44904
WST Part Num: 200401357
Mfg. Part Num: BAC44904
Sold By: Each
Our Price: $78.99
Since the Bachmann/Lenz is a real basic system and is not expandable, it has a very limited usefulness if you're considering expanding your empire. If said empire is a 4x8 or maybe a 6x9, you may not tax the system's current capabilities. But, if your layout is going to get bigger, the power output and 9 loco limit will surely not be enough.chrismoore93 said:Jeff,
So basically what your saying is Bachmann makes there own DCC System, which is not very good?
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