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Ok so I am going to go the Arduino route for now... I have 11 DC loco's that I want to convert as well and I have purchased one Digitrax DCC 2 encoder. Have not installed it yet but would love to get my hands on an inexpensive already dcc equipped Loco so I know my setup a) works and b) when I convert mine, I know my test track is ready for it and the loco should work...

so what is a relatively plain/simple dcc equipped loco????

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well, -most- are better than scale speed, lol

depends on what you have for track voltage, as a minimum you should have 10.5 Volts DC measured through a bridge rectifier, which translates to 12 Volts actual DCC voltage [ there is a 1.4 volt loss through the two sides of the bridge diodes] ..
you probably don't have that ... you will need a 15 volt power adapter [or so] to get that ..
Note: this is on the MAIN track ...
 

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Based on your video that train is flying fast. That speed is way more than a prototypical look. Can you use your control to tune in the CV's to provide momentum which would help rid the loco of the fast starts and stops?
not sure. i am redoing our master bedroom so when i get free time, i go and play around. Never enogh time. I do want to find out though.

so that is fast....ok. i gotta remember this scale is small. not like my O gauge.

I just was caught off how it seems the dc trains I have seem faster.
 

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It may be that the DCC controller in combination with the decoder in the engine provide incrementally more precise speed steps than the DC operation. The instructions that came with the engine may indicate if the CV's are programable. I believe that you would be looking to make adjustments in CVs 2,3,4,5,6.
 
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