#NMRAContest

The NMRA is having a social media contest. The idea is for everyone to have the same starting point with a simple kit and bash and bang it into something you are proud of. You can of course build it as per the kit instructions as well. A well built kit is miles ahead of…

JMRI on Raspberry Pi

I have finalized my DCC system. As previously mentioned I have built a DCC++ Base Station per the instructions found on the DCC++ YouTube site and other resources on the web. On my blog I have lots of links and how to’s for that. To run DCC++ you either have to use the software that…

MERG Booster

I finally got around to building my MERG booster. The booster is a kit available from MERG. merg.org.uk You need to be a member to buy their kits but it is well worth the price for the information available to you and the other kits they have in their kit locker. The assembly went very smoothly…

Proto 1000 RDC Rapido/ESU LokSound DCC Installation

Living in Montreal near the Montreal West train station when I was a kid, I got to see many commuter trains. I saw a lot of F units pulling double decked cars and of course, RDCs! Many many RDCs. When Proto 1000 brought theirs out I wanted one. I never did buy one. Fast forward…

DCC++ Power District Expansion

Geoffrey McDermott has developed a board where you can plug in up to 8 motor drivers to enable multiple power districts using the DCC++ Basestation. Currently the only Internet source for this information is the DCC++ Facebook Page. You must be a member of Facebook and the DCC++ group to see it. Here is a…

DCC++ Advancements

David Cutting over at Cutting Edge Scale models announced on the DCC++ Facebook page he is picking up his integrated DCC++ project. He had previously worked on one based on a Pi HAT but this time he says it is stand alone. His project is based on his own design and runs the standard DCC++…