I've recently decided on what engines I'm going to buy. They are as follows:
Walthers Sperry Rail Car
Kato P42 Amtrak
So now that I've got that all over with, it's time for my questions:
1. I'm using Kato Unitrack, and Atlas Code 83 track (in seperate ovals, not together of course!). What DC power packs, controllers, etc are compatible to either of these tracks? I currently have some Bachmann controllers that came with starter sets, but they don't seem too reliable.
2. Do any of the above trains that I've listed contain the ability to use DCC? I know the Kato can't, because the one that does is too expensive, I'm purposely getting the one without DCC. But what about the others?
3. What are the advantages to DCC? Why should I bother using DCC for my trains? It seems I could use a regular DC powerpack for my trains, and get a seperate model train sound system and speakers. This brings me to my next question:
4. What sound systems do you guys recommend I use? Ones that plug into the wall? Into the controller? Do they have wireless remotes? Can you use any speakers for them?
I really appreciate any advice you guys give me. I always learn so much from these forum posts.
Thanks for listenin!