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    Analog to DCC conversion - Video Series

    Analog to DCC conversion - Part 1. This video will show you how to remove the Analog board that comes with your KATO EMD-E9A locomotive and install a Digitrax DN163K0a DCC board. This introduction video will show you what you need to get started. Subsequent videos in this series will have...
  2. railBuilderDhd

    Arduino and servo's to control turnouts with DCC

    So I'm starting on the mission of controlling my turnouts with a servo motor controlled by an Arduino. I want to be able to use my DCC (Digitrax) network along with buttons on the layout near the turnouts to control from there as well. I will be doing my best to not have this based on one DCC...
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    DCC troubles on an Athearn SW1500

    So I bought an Athearn Switcher at a local train show and when I put it on my layout, the engine starts buzzing. I put the loco through my routine program setup (I'm using Prodigy Express DCC) and it does not respond to any commands on the throttle, but the lights are on. I have a DC power pack...
  4. PrairieKnight

    Checking the feeder wires

    I have all of the Atlas feeder wire rail joiners drilled through and placed on the layout. Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can check the connection between the BUS and the feeder wires as I connect them together. My idea is to power up the NCE power cab after connecting each pair of...
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    Old Rivarossi motor and DCC

    I have an Rivarossi "Blue Goose", i'm not sure about the year. I've been doing research about Dcc affected on older models. The only problem I for see is the motor draws higher amps than new motors, but that would be as simple as get a high amp chip. Is there any other consideration that need to...
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    Alternating Between DC and DCC

    Hey all, Long time listener, first time poster here. I recently took the dive into DCC with the NCE Power Cab, but I would like to alternate between DC and DCC for a while, as suggested here. I wouldn't be running both DC and DCC simultaneously, but I would like to operate a session in DC...
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    An Arduino as 16x function- and 6x servo-decoder

    An Arduino can be used as a combined function- plus servo decoder. This has a price tag under €5,- (including a fast opto-coupler). Thanks to the people behind mynabay who made available the code for decoding the DCC commands. I added the software to control the outputs and the servos...
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    Intermountain HO SD40-2 help

    I have acquired some of the recent Intermountain HO SD40-2's with the ESU sound decoders. When I have them in consist running as a pair or trio they seem to surge which in turn creates an accordion effect in the train. It does it a lot at slower speeds and I don't notice it as much at higher...
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    DCC wiring info for Atlas ho Berkshire Route #35

    I would like to convert my dc Berkshire valley layout to DCC and have been unable to find much guidance or a diagram to do this. Any help would be appreciated. I really appreciate all the replies I have received. Thanks Dan
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    Auto-Reversing a yard that enters the mainline in a WYE using DCC

    I'm having some troubles coming up with a solution for this and hope that someone can help. I'm modeling the Central Midland, which is an Atlas track plan. The yard is attached to the double mainline using a WYE. Control is coming from a Digitrax Super Empire Builder. I've read about...
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    What is a good DCC Transformer for beginners?

    Hello, I am looking for a simple DCC transformer that allows me to get the most out of a DCC equipped locomotive. I've looked at the NCE Powercab and find it might be too complex for my experience level. I've also looked at the Ez command transformer from Bachmann. However, I am looking for...
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    Headlights come on for opposite direction?! Please Help ASAP

    I just installed a DCC Decoder in my GP-38, that I took from another GP-38. It runs fine, and the headlights come on, but when I'm going forward, the back comes on, and when going backwards the front comes on! How do I stop this from happening and fix it to how it should be? Any help would be...
  13. DCC Equipment drawer Redux version 6

    DCC Equipment drawer Redux version 6

    My DCC Equipment continues to evolve in selection and type of equipment I use. Version 6 highlights my current Digitrax installation using two DCS100 Command stations. The one on the left serves as a power booster. Both boosters feed into PSX circuit breakers which give near instant power off...
  14. DCC Equipment drawer Redux version 6

    DCC Equipment drawer Redux version 6

    My DCC Equipment continues to evolve in selection and type of equipment I use. Version 6 highlights my current Digitrax installation using two DCS100 Command stations. The one on the left serves as a power booster. Both boosters feed into PSX circuit breakers which give near instant power off...
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    Shortcut or dead end?

    I'm planning my first DCC-layout. It will be N scale, Peco c55 with electrofrog turnouts. I'll be using Lenz Set 100 to run it. I'm preparing to build a flipped left-to-right version of Granite Gorge and Northern. One of my locomotives is too long to be able to turn on a turntable. Would it...
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    DCC wiring help

    I've been searching for quite some time now and am now thoroughly confused. It's almost time for me to begin wiring the my layout (which is only 6x10) but I am completely lost on how to do so. The system I have is an NCE Power Cab - which looks/sounds easy enough to set up - but then I start...
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    Convert Bachmann Non-DCC Turnouts To DCC Control

    Hello All, I am new to this forum and have re-entered model railroading after a several decade hiatus. For my first setup I have tried to go the most inexpensive route and purchased the Bachmann "Your First Railroad" EZ Track Set along with a Bachmann SD40-2 DCC equipped Loco and the NCE Power...
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    The Savage Railroad

    Good Morning Everyone, My kids and I are building our dream layout in the basement of our 1912 home. We live next to the only known Bowman Truss Bridge in existence. The layout will be DCC with manual throws in addition to the DCC controlled turnouts. When done we should have a fully functing...
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    Install a decoder in a Spectrum K4

    My son's mother took him to a train show where he convinced her to buy a used Spectrum PRR K4 (5404). From what I've found out online, this engine was released in 1994. I took the shell off the locomotive, and discovered that the rear pickup leads are not connected. The tender is hollow...
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    Replacement LEDs for Proto 2000 models

    I am in the process of installing DCC and replacing the light bulbs in my Proto 2000 engines. I have and want to use my LED lights for this. I know I need to use resisters, but I don't know if the ones I have are good enough as I bought them on eBay to be used with 9V batteries. I am assuming...



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