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  1. DCC Engines & DC Turnouts?

    HO Scale
    Hi All, I have a bunch of expensive #6 Shinohara turnouts left over from previous layouts. On my new layout I want to go DCC for sure but, the added hassles of changing the Shinohara's to be DCC friendly is a real turnoff, and the time to do them just isn't available right now. Can I have DCC...
  2. Best Ho Dcc Turntable

    HO Scale
    Hi! I was wondering what every ones opinions are on Ho DCC turntables. At the price that they charge for them it would be nice to know what people think of the different brands. I am looking at the Walthers 130' DCC at $283.00 is it worth it, or should I look elsewhere? Thanx for your help...
  3. Digitrax Decoder Problem

    DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    I am stuck on which to choose from; the Digitrax decoder dh123 and the dh 163. What is their differences? It would be going into an Athearn Rio Grande 5338. If you guys could help it would be great!
  4. Thomas with lights and sounds

    Model Train Videos
    I installed a Digitrax SDN144PS sound decoder in another Thomas. It's by far not my first install of DCC or sound in Thomas. It was a first for the install of two SMD LED's in the front and rear lights, And it was a challange! I've done other bulb and led lighting on Thomas, but this one was...
  5. What track do I use?

    HO Scale
    I am planning on using the digitrax zephyr as a starter set but need to know what track to use. Also if you have any suggestions as to a different controller for around the same price I would like to hear about it.
  6. HO/DCC items

    For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    Hello Everyone: I am selling the following: 1) NCE Procab wireless (can be tethered) controller 2) Broadway Limited 3751 (4-8-4) steam engine with sound 3) A.T. & S.F. 2126 steam yard engine (converted to DCC) that smokes 4) A.T. & S.F. El Capitan box car 5) Burlington Northern 2081 diesel...
  7. Running Athearn F7 A/B

    DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    I just purchased a Genesis F7 (A and B units), DCC and sound. A really neat engine. However, I cannot seem to run both together. The engine runs very well, but, when I attach the second unit, it seems that the second unit is "dragging" down the engine. I know I have overlooked something, but...
  8. Evolution of Swig's Layout - update

    My Layout
    Hey all, I've been diligently working on the layout - I am VERY pleased with results to date:thumbsup: PLEASE CHECK PICS / VIDS from beginning till now, and some extra pics thrown in. 1st vid - update 2nd vid - Santa Fe 144 tribute
  9. DCC?s Lost Lost Lost

    DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    Hello, I am new to DCC, in fact i just started messing around with my N Scale stuff for the first time in 15 years and didn't know it existed until a few weeks ago. Being very intrigued by the possibilities i jumped into buy a MRC Prodigy Express set up. I have built a 3'x4' N Scale layout with...
  10. New Layout Test Run

    Model Train Videos
    the basic design, I had to use 2% ws grades - they take a ton of space. I do like the results though. :thumbsup: next: desert scenery, yards, mountain, and buildings:D
  11. DCC issues

    O Scale
    I bought the DCC Remote, TIU, and AIU. I'm having multiple issues. The remote is tempermental; i often get out range while standing within a few feet of the TIU. The batteries are brand new, but I checked them anyway and they are fine. Other times I dont get the out of range notification...
  12. Digitrax Command Station and Boosters

    DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    I have an easy trick to extend the life of your digitrax command station and Boosters. As a lot of you know heat or excessive heat build up in electronics is a bad thing! Adding a fan to help dissipate heat is smart and very cost effective. I just used a 3" computer fan to blow air across the...
  13. Need help identifying decoder in old Roco BR 80

    DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    Hello everyone! I’ve recently bought an old Roco (BR 80 017) from e-bay. The loco has a decoder installed but I can’t seem to get it working, it doesn’t respond to throttle, CV reads or reset. I think that decoder is OK since loco runs fine on DC but doesn’t move when DCC signal is present (if...
  14. Need more power DCC

    General Model Train Discussion
    I have a EZ command DCC controller and I am planning on running three trains through it. Will I need more power? If so, is there a non expensive way that I could get more power as well as the DCC controls both to work? I know there is an ez command walk around controller but I would like to...
  15. Thinking of going DCC (power pack question)

    Technical Model Train Forum
    I have a 4'5" X 8' layout. It consits of 6 independent tracks of which at the moment 2 tracks (loops) can cross over. In the future 2 other tracks (loops) will merge with the 2 that are currently crossing over. So, basically 4 tracks (loops) will be all connected in the future and 2 will be...
  16. Auto Reversers / Tortoise

    DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    I would like to automate a reversing sections and am not sure what product(s) provide the best solution. The PSX-AR, Wabbit seem to be the 2 solutions. Can anyone provide some guidance on the best way to proceed?
  17. New DCC Operations-D&RGW, Santa Fe

    Model Train Videos
    hey all, just got the Bachmann DCC. works ideal for my small layout - plenty of power. I have two DCC ready Bachmann GP40's and next week a chip for my Athearn BNSF GP60m. I have done testing and three trains run fine at this time. I did keep the accessory/switch power separate from the track...
  18. turnouts for DCC

    Beginner Q & A
    Hey All, I have Bachman E-z track and I was wonderin' - when I switch to DCC do I HAVE to get DCC compatible switches? Can I run the switches seperate with my athearn power pack (hook up lights and switchs to dc power, seperate from DCC control?). Will this work? I want to go with a Bachman...
  19. Not DC, not DCC, but DCS?

    DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    I just was wondering what DCS was. I assume it is closely related to DCC, so that is why i am posting it here.
  20. DCC-equipped?

    HO Scale
    Howdy all, im new to the model train world on my own ( my dad had a beautiful layout when i was a kid). i get understand alot but one thing im confused by is DCC. What is DCC-equipped. does it mean that it will run on DC until you get a DCC controller. i was looking at this set but im confused...