Southern Digital

Work Order Form

Please fill out this form to help us serve you better.
You will receive an e-mail with all this information. 

Please print two copies, one for your records and the other to go in the box you will be sending us. 

At Southern Digital our business is SERVICE! It is our goal to help you our customer in any way we can to make your hobby as enjoyable and as much fun as possible. One of the ways you have made us successful is giving us the opportunity to assist you in many ways converting your Model Railroad to Digital Command Control (DCC).

Below you will find additional services that we can provide to you that may assist you in getting your Railroad up and running faster.

A few tips when sending your locomotives for service
  1. Be sure and pack your locomotives in a sturdy box, no shoe boxes.
  2. Include a note detailing the work you would like completed, if you have a DCC decoder preference also include that.
  3. Use plenty of packing material to protect your locomotive(s) during shipment.
  4. Insure your package for the full replacement value.
  5. Send your package to:  

 Southern Digital Railroad Hobbies

10918 W. Jacaranda Dr
Sun City, AZ 85373

DCC Conversions and Repairs


Decoder Installation for all scales.

This service includes:

Locomotive Disassembly
Running gear lubrication
Decoder Installation
Locomotive Re-assembly

Front & Rear Head lamp wired to decoder.


Decoder programmed to desired decoder address.

(Most HO Locomotives DO NOT require frame modification) (Most N-Scale Locomotives can be fit with a DigiFrame Kit for an additional charge)

$55 per hr.
Soundtraxx Decoder Installation 
(On average it takes 2 to 3 hours to install the Decoder, Speaker and Cam kit. Time will vary depending on the locomotive and scale.)
$55 per hr.
Locomotive Repair 
(Labor only, parts extra)
$55 per hr.
Additional Function hookups (F1 – F8) (This does not include lamp)$14 ea.
Custom Machining of the locomotive chasse.$55 per hr

For HELP e-mail to or call (770 330-2150

Warranty: We are proud of the work we do, we warranty our decoder installation work for 30 days. (If the locomotive shell is removed within the 30 days the warranty is null and void)    

Live Steam Repairs and conversions.


Labor for R/C Conversion: Converting your existing locomotive to Radio Control with a DX-6 or DX-5 radio.  This conversion includes the following;

Mount 1 Throttle Servo. ($95 for each additional servo mounting)
Mount radio receiver, battery pack .
Install all necessary linkage and test.


Working Lights: Convert existing locomotive Headlight to Golden White  LED.  This conversion includes the following;

All lamps to be illuminated must be hollow with lenses.
Install either a Golden White or Bright White LED in each lamp.
Install AA or AAA battery box with on/off switch.
Additional Lamps are $40.00 each.

(Golden White LED appears like an incandescent lamp, NO Blue huge.


Live Steam Locomotive Tuning:  Tune and adjust valves for smooth operations

$55 per hr.

Live Steam Repairs:

$55 per hr.

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