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]
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]
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] 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]
About a year or so ago I stated in one of my video’s that I would do a how to video about installing DCC decoders in to HO locomotives. Well finally an opportunity presented itself that allowed me to make a video on 1/24/13. Since I had to by a dual mode DCC decoder for my recently purchase Athearn RTR Amtrak P42 #108 I had a chance to make the video. In this video I [More]
The Decoder… without this simple yet so important device DCC as we know it would not be possible, although the more complex and sophisticated the decoder the better however they will set you back, BUT you get what you pay for in DCC
I’ve recently discovered how much better a premium decoder can be compared to some cheaper, budget DCC decoders alternatives. I’m interested to hear your thoughts on this one as there are so many decoders out there…