Not all UNOs are alike

Despite the fact there are many UNO clones on the market and many have been used successfully for DCC++, there can be issues. Recently over at the Model Railroad Hobbyist forum, one user started to dig into why his DCC++ setup was having problems. I’m linking part way into the conversation here but it shows…

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…

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…

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++ Links

I’ve put together a list of links that I think are essential to the DCC++ project. The YouTube videos are excellent and the 4 hardware related ones are all I needed to get my system up and running. The first 3 deal with theory and are very helpful. The 4th is the actual construction instructions.…