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…

DCC Install in a Walthers Sperry Rail Service Car

I began by testing the car on a friends DC layout. It is a smooth running unit. I have the newer model where the drive is improved to a geared power truck. We begin with gathering the required items for the install. The box says nothing about being DCC ready so I assumed this would…

Programming the Arduino for DCC++

Go to https://www.arduino.cc, click the Software tab at the top, scroll down and click on Windows Installer You can download or contribute to the project and download. Make note of where you saved the installation file. Open the installation file and agree to the license Leave all options checked and click Next Accept the default…

DCC Boosters

So you’ve got a DCC++, NCE Power Cab or other relatively small current DCC system and you want to expand but you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a bigger DCC system. There are options out there that will get you a 3 to 5 amp booster for under $100. One of…