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Before I go off buying trains--I have to ask
a *really* basic question. Posters on several
Forums and websites bat around the term DCC as
if everyone knows what that is; however, it has
been over thirty years since I was last into
model railroading: so, in simple terms please,
what is DCC.
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Boston&Maine said:
eagle37 said:
Really ignorant but--what is dcc?

Edward
Digital Command Control... There is actually a thread on here about it :p

Basically it allows you to control multiple locomotives individually on a single track/circuit... If you use a standard controller, all of the locos would go the same speed, all whistle at once, etc... Where as if you are using a DCC system, one loco can be going full speed, another half speed, etc... It really improves a layout when it is used...

You can read this Wiki article which goes into some of the technical stuff...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Command_Control
That is basically what it is, it lets you "inform" each engine specifically...
 
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