One of the most common questions from digital model railroading beginners: how to choose a decoder. A quick overview. Read more
DCC, Motorola, MFX…what are these? A quick summary for digital model railroading beginners. Read more
This is a beginner’s guide to sound in N-scale. This will not cover technical instructions, but rather the basics for people who might be interested. Read more
Back to the basics, here is an explanation of why a reversing loop is not a big challenge in DCC, if using the appropriate electronic modules. Read more
Understanding Configuration Variables (CVs) is not that complicated. Here is my attempt at an explanation. Read more
Already familiar with the standard 6-Pin DCC plug, our friend “NEM 651” ? Meet Next18, Plux12 and MTC14; slowly making their way in our N-Scale locomotives. Read more
If you have a DCC layout, you may have heard the term “Railcom” already. Especially if you are in Europe, because to my knowledge no US-based manufacturer has adopted the technol... Read more
If you start using DCC, someday you may feel the need to go further than just controlling trains. There are numerous options today: smart touch screen command centers, PC control… But... Read more
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