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  1. Change power supply

    General Model Train Discussion
    Hi All I have used an MRC power supply with 16v-4A output for my layout. Can I replace other power supplies with 13-15v output? It affects the operation of the locomotive on the layout or DCC controller of MRC ? Thanks
  2. Connect Digitrax DS64 to MRC Prodigy base Station

    DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    Hello, I am new to model trains and this is my first post here so please forgive me if this is a very beginner question and I am missing something obvious. I have a Prodigy Express Command Control station which I am not very happy with and have plans to move to Digitrax in the future. But for...
  3. HO DCC Recommendations Please

    HO Scale
    Hello all, I need some advice from the pros.... I have been reading on the internet about DCC systems and everyone's recommendation. There are certainly enough opinions on what is the best system and I do realize its all based on what people use and their history with the product...totally...
  4. Will MRC Railpower 1300 Damage DCC Ready locos?

    HO Scale
    Background info: I've heard of Rapido announcing that their locomotives are not compatible with the MRC 1300 series power packs because they may have a pulse funcion built in. This is because Rapidos trains have small capacitors (and what not) that can be damaged by the voltage spikes. I don't...
  5. second transformer?

    Technical Model Train Forum
    I have 60 ft long O scale layout with 3 layers of track on 1 transformer (MRC). The layout is divided into two sections. One part is 12 feet wide and the other about 24 feet wide. Is it possible to add a second transformer in the other section to help the existing transformer? There is a lack...
  6. Power Pro can't connect with MRC decoder ?

    DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    I purchased an MRC n gauge engine but my PowerPro can't seem to sync with it. Is it me or have others had this issue? If so did you find a work around?
  7. Signal Systems while running with MRC Prodigy II System?

    DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    Hello! I have an MRC Prodigy II DCC system, and I seem to be unable to find information on getting a signal system set up with it. The closest I've seen is using the Atlas signal system with some flow detectors you run the wire through that detect additional power draw. With how rare/expensive...
  8. MRC Prodigy Express & JMRI

    DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    I am trying to setup JMRI with a Prodigy Express command station. Instead of buying the MRC USB interface chip i was trying to hook it up via. a Serial to CAT5 cable. For some reason i cant get it to communicate with the computer. I'm running windows XP and possible just am not installing the...
  9. MRC Having a good day.

    HO Scale
    Okay, I bought some t ransformers the other day. This one is an HO MRC with brake and momentum. The bad part was the variable speed was a constant 6 volts dc. This is my story. I can tell you that is takes a torx 10h with a two inch shaft to open the case. Six screws in all. In the case I...
  10. MRC Pure Power Transformer

    O Scale
    I just won an MRC Pure Power Dual transformer on Ebay for $113 which included shipping. It has the original box, instructions and is in good shape. I like these units and this is my second acquisition of one. Is it my imagination or have prices on many Lionel "O" scale items come down since this...
  11. Nce switch kat

    N Scale
    Hi everyone I have NCE Switch-Kat decoder but cannot program it (using MRC PRODIGY EXPRESS) Any advice?
  12. MRC sound station city & country

    O Scale
    Has anyone had experience with this system? MRC sound station city & country Any other sound effects system? Thanks, Mr. Bill
  13. Transformer question

    O Scale
    I have a Lionel Power Max Plus Transformer / Controller. It came with FasTrack. It is only 40 watts. It will run a train on the flat, but that is about all. My Williams FA will run with it and horn works. Now, I also have an MRC 600 - total output is 50VA. It worked fine until yesterday. I...
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