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++ 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…