How to Pick the Best Model Train Operating System for You… And Why It Isn’t Just a Matter of DC vs DCC

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How to Pick the Best Model Train Operating System for You… And Why It Isn’t Just a Matter of DC vs DCC Picking the best model train operating system for you is extremely important, and it’s not just a matter of DC vs DCC. In this month’s special report, we will give you the information…

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New Monthly Content October 2016: New Life in Old Train Cars Part 1

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New Monthly Content October 2016: New Life in Old Train Cars Part 1: Repainting, New Decals, & New Trucks and Couplers If you are like hundreds of other model railroaders, you probably still have a number of decades old train cars in boxes or on shelves. You may not have even used any of them…

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New Monthly Content September 2016: Conversions: Installing a DCC Decoder in a DCC-Ready Locomotive

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New Monthly Content September 2016: Conversions: Installing a DCC Decoder in a DCC-Ready Locomotive In today’s world of model railroading almost every new model locomotive for any scale is either DCC equipped or DCC ready. Brand new DC locomotives that are not DCC ready are becoming rarer and rarer. While DCC equipped is the easiest…

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Adding a Working Bell and Lights to a Steam Engine

Laurie has added a working bell and lights to this Hon3 Blackstone K-27 locomotive. Laurie achieved this by installing a tiny motor in the cabin which is connected to a 2nd decoder. The decoder is programmed to work the bell, the classification marker lamps and the firebox flicker under the locomotive. It looks sensational… Enjoy…

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Understanding Model Railroad DCC Sets

Simple Articles Directory | Understanding Model Railroad DCC Sets By: Amie Mckenzie Anybody has a chance to enjoy this hobby. There are no particular ages that have exclusivity when it comes to setting up model railroad DCC sets. You can do it any point in your life. And then you might not realize it, but you…

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DCC Control vs DC Control For Your Model Trains

What are the advantages of DCC control of your model trains over DC control? When operating a model railway, you want optimum operation and control over your locomotives. The Digital Command Control (DCC) system revolutionizes the way model railways are operated. While previous operational systems have only allowed the user to control separate stretches of…

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