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dcc
Posted by mk55 on Monday, September 29, 2008 7:30 PM

i want to start using dcc.i have 2 dcc engines that are dcc ready what do i need to get me started?

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Posted by wjstix on Monday, September 29, 2008 7:35 PM

Well you'll need to get a DCC power/control unit from NCE, Digitrax, MRC etc. You'll also need to add decoders to the two engines. If they're new they're probably set up for "plug and play" where you just remove a dummy plug from the engine and plug in a decoder.

Here's a good place to start:

TONY'S TRAINS - DCC FOR BEGINNERS

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Posted by tstage on Monday, September 29, 2008 8:42 PM

Matt,

Along with Stix's excellent link from Tony's, here's another good reference for you:

DCC Made Easy by Lionel Strang (Kalmbach Publishing) - Lionel has a real knack for explaining complicated things into every day english.

Also, this month's (November) Model Railroader has an article entitled "A buyer's guide to DCC systems" by Mike Polsgrove & Dana Kawala (pg. 50-55) that may come in handy for you.

Hope that helps...

Tom

 

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Monday, September 29, 2008 9:46 PM
First you need a DCC system to connect to your layout. Second you need DCC decoders for your DCC Ready locomotives. What scale are you in? N, HO, O?

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