Multiple Scales on One DC Power Cab?

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KB02

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#1
Would it be possible to run multiple scales of locos off of a single power cab?

I’ve got my old O Scale Lionel running around the Christmas tree. Could I run an HO scale train off of the same cab? And possibly an N scale train, too?

Or would I be better off just running each off of its own power source?
 

migalyto

Well-Known Member
#3
the N and Ho can use the same controller as long as they both have a decoder installed. Don’t know about the O Scale, as Greg stated if it’s a different current then no. Before switching scales I ran both from my ProCab.
 
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Iron Horseman

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#4
Would it be possible to run multiple scales of locos off of a single power cab?

I’ve got my old O Scale Lionel running around the Christmas tree. Could I run an HO scale train off of the same cab? And possibly an N scale train, too?

Or would I be better off just running each off of its own power source?
No, As the others have said the Lionel will need an AC power transformer type control, while the HO and N scale need a DC power pack, or DCC controller. Running HO and N from the same unit is no problem. I've run both HO and N from the same power supplies for decades.
 





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