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  1. DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    Hello, I recently finished my first ever layout. Everything was working great until my DCC loco suddenly stopped on the tracks while it was moving. The reverse light on the loco remains lit whenever the train is on a live track, no matter if the controller is set to forward, reverse, or brake. I...
  2. HO Scale
    Hi. I am trying to program a Dapol b4 steam loco and I got the Dapol Imperium 6 pin decoder with it. I am trying to program the loco to my DCC layout and the fire box is glowing showing the decoder is put in correctly, but when I try to program is reads “can not read CV”. Any tips on what to...
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  3. Beginner Q & A
    I am currently designing my own layout and are considering putting in signals. If I am going to do it, I plan on using the Azatrax block signal system (Model railroad block signal control circuit), but I would like to know who makes good quality signals that aren't too complicated. I hear Custom...
  4. DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    I’m running my layout now with a NCE system, my question is can I also hook up another DCC system with it ( like digikeijs or Digitrax ) and run them both at the same time .
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  5. HO Scale
    Hey guys I'm back! I am looking to expand my exsiting layout which is a "U" shape made of 3 pieces of 4x8 plywood. I want to add an "L" shape to it consisting of 3 pieces of 4x8 plywood. My existing layout can run 3 locos without crashing plus yard activity. The new layout will be able to run...
  6. For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    Ok i wanna start by saying these are FOR SALE ..not FIRE sale..for sale :) ok now we have that cleared up lets move forward. I have used SOLD items as a guide to get values. I searched for the LOWEST cost ones i could find sold( identical items in most cases) and went from there. NOTHING...
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  7. HO Scale
    Hello!! I have a question that I'm sure has been asked million times: Is DCC track power AC or DC? I google it and get all different answers. Also, how do I measure the track voltage? I have a couple of multimeters and I'm getting all kinds of numbers. Do I simply place the red lead on one...
  8. Layout Design Forum
    Hello! So i installed my Walthers 90' motorized turntable. Got it working and it's pretty cool!!! Install instructions were not the best LOL My question is "track power" for each loco sitting on a turntable leg/track. I know each track needs power for the loco to move. Should I install a...
  9. DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    Just got an L1 from BLI. Runs fine, sound works, etc.. I was wanting to switch some sound settings, put on DCC program track and can't get any type of feedback from loco. Can't read anything, can't reprogram anything. I have the MRC Prodigy Elite. I have a few other BLI locos, and I can read and...
  10. HO Scale
    Sorry if this has come up before but I am fairly new to DCC and am looking to add a decoder to an Atlas Silver GP40 that is DCC ready. It's one of their new ones and has an 8 pin plug in it. My question is about the dummy board as they describe it. Does that need to be removed or can it stay? I...
  11. General Model Train Discussion
    Hi, all, newbie here. A few years back we got a Bachmann Christmas train to run around the base of our Christmas tree, and that experience rekindled an interest in model trains I had developed as a youngster. Since then I've been experimenting with DCC with and without sound in both HO and N...
  12. General Model Train Discussion
    I'm new to this forum and to model trains in general. I have a Bachmann Spectrum On30 Baldwin 2-4-4-2 that is DCC ready. The sound module is no longer available anywhere I've looked and is discontinued. I supposedly need the Tsuanami 44952 PNP sound module and need to know if there's a...
  13. General Model Train Discussion
    So can i use a Digitrax DCC controller for my Bachmann Layout so is Difitrax and Bachmann compable?
  14. DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    It’s worked perfectly in the past, but for some reason, when I program any of my dcc engines, nothing happens, I only have the NEC Twin, no add ons, I press the shift + light buttons at the same time, which is supposed to program the dcc on the only engine on the track and thats it, what I...
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  15. General Model Train Discussion
    Hey so I’m pretty sure I can get this Bachman DCC Loco and my Laayout is Dc so can I use a DCC Loco on my DC Layout I need to know before I purchase. Thanks
  16. DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    The problem was solved
  17. HO Scale
    I recently purchased an Atlas Master HO 10003117 Silver Series GE Dash 8-40CW Diesel DCC Ready CSX 'Boxcar' Logo 'Monon Heritage Decal' #7670. But whenever I press the button to make a noise it puts the train in reverse for a second. I have been in the hobby about all my life, but I have just...
  18. N Scale
    I just received my Kato Power By Our People engine with a DC board. I removed the board and the little plastic piece underneath and added a Digitrax decoder (DN163K1C). I added kapton tape to three places where the decoder could possibly touch. Put it on my main track, used DecoderPro to...
  19. DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    Hi everyone, i'm having problems with my MTH engine. I recently bought it. The problem is, when I set any setting on the locomotive (CVs and etc) it always get back to the original setting when I power off the track. For example, it is on address 1988, if i reset the locomotive (using the...
  20. DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    I have been playing with the consisting and speed match functions in the BlueRail app and my MTH F-7s running DCC. Thought I'd share my experiences. Have Fun! Ron
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