How to Convert a DC lococomotive to DCC Made Easy
DCC Conversion tips Some people dread doing this, but its really very easy. Sit back and watch this video on how you can convert your engines from DC to DCC. PLEASE NOTE HORNBY RINGFIELD MOTORS YOU NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING: ‘…….Hornby Ringfield motor is to test that the brush strips are insulated from the wheels and metal chassis of the motor once the original wires are removed. This may not be needed on a [More]
Basic DCC Demonstration – MRC Prodigy Advance
Basic DCC demonstration with MRC Prodigy Advance. In UK it is by Gauge Master. In this video I show how to use functions, Throttle and other modes, as Yard Mode and reading decoders in programming track. Some decoders may require a programming booster to work this feature. The main features of Prodigy Advance is the 3,5 Amp power supply, support functions F0-F28, control accessories and many other features.   Recommended ReadingModel Railway VideosHow to Convert [More]
Fitting DCC chips to DCC ready models
Fitting DCC Chips Part 2 in the DCC Chronicles Showing you how to fit decoder chips to DCC ready stock If this Video has confused you any more than you were please don’t hesitate to PM me and I will try to help 😀 Thanks to everyone who has helped me and given me advice especially http://www.youtube.com/user/wattass7 🙂 Recommended ReadingModel Railway VideosHow to Convert a DC lococomotive to DCC Made EasyBasic DCC Demonstration – MRC [More]
DCC sounds N scale Kato Amtrak Superliner
This is the Amtrak train I’ve taken in 2001. Nice DCC sounds – see the effects at the crossing and the loco response. One P42 was modern phase, another was old phase, baggage car was which phase?, passenger cars were which phase?. Recommended ReadingModel Railway VideosHow to Convert a DC lococomotive to DCC Made EasyBasic DCC Demonstration – MRC Prodigy AdvanceFitting DCC chips to DCC ready modelsMärklin HO Digital DCC Freight Train Starter SetMy First [More]
Märklin HO Digital DCC Freight Train Starter Set
Toy train unboxing of the Märklin DCC Freight Train & Supermarket Starter Set Thomas & Friends Salty was clearly impressed. This train set was a $179 Aldi Australia Christmas special. This is my first experience with Märklin trains and it’s pretty obvious this is a top shelf quality toy. The Märklin HO train system is different to the standard used by many other model train companies. There is a third rail concealed in the roadbed [More]
My First DCC Model Railway – Trains Running on my Layout
A video diary of my first attempt to build a OO gauge DCC model railway (any advice is welcome) – My First DCC Model Railway Recommended ReadingModel Railway VideosHow to Convert a DC lococomotive to DCC Made EasyBasic DCC Demonstration – MRC Prodigy AdvanceFitting DCC chips to DCC ready modelsDCC sounds N scale Kato Amtrak SuperlinerMärklin HO Digital DCC Freight Train Starter SetHow to install DCC and LEDs into a Proto 2000 Locomotive (part 1)Opening [More]
How to install DCC and LEDs into a Proto 2000 Locomotive (part 1)
Hey guys! This is a three part tutorial on how to install and convert your analog proto 2000 locomotive to a DCC locomotive with LED lights installed. I get my lights from Evan designs, they can be purchased from “modeltrainsoftware.com.” The decoders I use are digitrax DN143IP, but a digitrax DH123PS will work just as well if you can get it to fit. The locomotive I use in this video is a walthers proto 2000 [More]
Opening the A4 DCC Sound ‘Sparrowhawk’ by Hornby
What a locomotive! And A4 DCC Sound is a hot topic right now. There’s not much to say, other than that she might just quite possibly be the best A4 locomotive in OO gauge out there! Enjoy Sound Effect: Synth Thud, from user ‘D W’ at FreeSound.org (www.freesound.org) Licensed under Creative Commons “Attribution 3.0” http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, further details at http://www.freesound.org/people/D%20W/sounds/143605/ Sound Effect: Epic Whoosh, from user ‘EcoDTR’ at FreeSound.org (www.freesound.org) Licensed under Creative Commons 0 http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/, [More]
DC to DCC in under 10 mins!
In this video I take a class 57 ‘Scott Tracy’ in the new Virgin Pendolino livery, a loco by Bachman, in her natural, out of the box DC state, test her, open her up, fit a DCC chip to her and then test her again – all in less than 10 minutes! TRANSCRIPT: Right, this video is going to be quite different to the others, this one’s going to be something special. This is a [More]
DCC Introduction Video
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 [More]
Fitting DCC Decoders to Bachmann Derby Lightweight DMU Part 1 of 2
Opening and fitting a DCC Concepts Zen decoder to a Bachmann Derby Lightweight DMU. Look out for the second video in this series on fitting DCC decoders, that shows fitting the second decoder to the non-motorised half of the unit. TRANSCRIPT: The Darby lightweight two card EMU set from Backman – we’ll be opening this today and fit in DCC chips to it as well as getting commissioned so I’m using one of these which [More]
Upgrading LokSound DCC Decoders to Full Throttle
www.facebook.com/jointlinetrains/ How to upgrade LokSound DCC decoders with Full Throttle. TRANSCRIPT: Today I want to talk to you about the process I went through to upgrade my lock sound decoders while back locks down released some new software that they call full throttle and it’s new decoder software and one of the really nice things about the lock sound decoders is as long as you have a lock programmer you can actually download new software [More]