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++…

Maximum Throttles on WiThrottle

A question came up during my DCC++ clinic about the number of throttles WiThrottle would support. My answer was 256 or thereabouts as that would be the number of IP addresses that a DHCP server could easily hand out. For instance 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.255.1. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case. I couldn’t find…

Wiring for DCC – Buzzers

I want to draw attention to an excellent website that has been around for a long time. Its longevity is a testimony to its usefulness. When folks are new to DCC there are a lot of questions. I have been visiting Allan Gartner’s Wiring for DCC website for a long time, way before I bought…

DCC++ Clinic Powerpoint

I was asked recently to do a clinic at the Maritime Federation of Model Railroaders annual convention in Summerside, PEI the weekend of May 26,27,28. I prepared a PowerPoint for it and much of the information is covered in other posts I have made but I thought I would make the file available for others…

DCC Starter System

The most often asked question for someone interested in DCC is; “What system is the best?” That’s almost an impossible question to answer. No one system is “best”. The systems put out by manufacturers today are all good. They each have their pros and cons. I did a lot of research before jumping in. I…

MERG

http://www.merg.org.uk/ MERG (Model Electronic Railway Group) is an international, UK based group promoting interest in the application of electronics & computers to all aspects of railway modelling. Founded in 1967, the Group’s aim is to actively promote and advance the use of electronic and computer technology for model railway operation, which is ideally suited to…