DCC Introduction Video

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This video gives a DCC introduction and demonstrates the differences between DC and DCC
The DCC Demonstration is intended to show the many advantages of digital command control over direct current

DCC Introduction

Digital model railway control systems are an alternative to control a layout and simplify the wiring and add more flexibility in operations. A number of control systems are available to operate locomotives on model railways. Analog systems where the speed and the direction of a train is controlled by adjusting the voltage on the track are still popular while they have recently given way to control systems based on computer technology.

a useful introduction to DCC technology

 

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christopherhug says:

I haven't operated model trains in a while. I'm getting back into the hobby and it's crazy to see this even exists. Thanks for the explanation. I think I'm going to opt into the DCC layout when I build it 🙂

christopherhug says:

Also, is it possible to assign the same address to two locomotives? Like let's say I want to run a long train with two locomotives. Would I be able to command the both of them to drive at once?

Nancy Reed says:

you kind of look like Steve-O

Brett Hobbs says:

Is there any reason why you don't make the address of your locomotives their road numbers? It seems like the more common system and how I have my DCC locomotive set up.

jerseyboy1995 says:

You can do that. If you assign two locos to the same address you will have basic consisting. You will want to make sure the speed steps are set so the engines are going as close to the same speed as possible before hooking them together.

jerseyboy1995 says:

You could do that. I don't because it's too many numbers to punch in 🙂

ryan soriano says:

Thanks, Mike. I learned much. Are you happy with your MRC DCC system? Is there any reason to buy one of the much more expensive systems, such as NCE?

GhettoStudio4 says:

Very informative ,,, thanks

trainman1986 says:

Enjoyed the video, very informative. I used to run DC cab control on my layout. I could run 2 trains at once, however I had to pay attention to toggle switches to control the track blocks. I just started converting over to DCC and it is awesome, the DC did do its job quite well for awhile, but the flexibility of DCC makes it worth the investment. I use Digitrax Loconet system.

Skip Duld says:

that was INSTERASTERING iM GOING TO CLEAN TRACK AND VACUME AND TRY AGAIN W/ MY DIGATRAXX. ON THE DB150 ITS DOSN'T RUN ON N SETTING BUT ON HO SETTING DO U KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?

royalscotspiper says:

brilliant vid man.  I have plans for a 12ft by 8ft OO set with a large outer ring for the DC and inner for DCC.  subscribed

crazykong1967 says:

Nice video. For a complete novice I found this information very useful.

Sal Piazza says:

Great job Mike!  Nick and I really enjoyed this video.

Cranberry Valley RR says:

Thanks! Good video!

CanadianGP says:

Thanks for the easy to follow explanation of DCC Mike, It's a little pricey but so many advantages over DC. 

Allie Kenny says:

Hi this is your son's friend you've seen me before right Mike?

Peter J Hillier says:

A really great Video showing the versatility of DCC for Beginners. Thanks

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