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++…

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…