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dave2-8-0

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« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2007, 06:29:55 PM »

Fn3 DCC  SS track outdoors
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Stephen Warrington

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« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2007, 06:39:54 PM »

100% DC in HO and LS all AC in O scale.

Stephen
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Guilford Guy


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« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2007, 06:43:15 PM »

a mix...
DCC in large scale, a little DCC in ho and dc in ho as well.
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Alex

Alex V.

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« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2007, 01:54:29 AM »

I use DC, but I'll probably convert to EZ-Command some time in the future.
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Seasaltchap

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« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2007, 12:58:09 PM »


Stephen : I'm interested in your O gague AC set-up. What is the direction changing system. I had AC Trix and it was a real toss-up as to which direction the engine would move when the voltage was increased!
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Phoenix AZ: OO enthusiast modelling GWR 1895-1939, Box Station Wiltshire; S&DJR Writhington Colliery, Nr. Radstock.

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Stephen Warrington

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« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2007, 05:53:41 PM »

All of my  O scale is Lionel so I used the automatic E units in the locomotives where you could lock in the direction of travel or leave in centered postion where you could change direction simply via turning off the power then re applying it. Its has been ages since I have ran my 1970s vintage Lionel stuff so my memory is a bit confused on some of the terms now alot of my rolling stock I loaned to my cousin to run behind his modern Mth stuff.

Stephen
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rikc9

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« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2007, 08:33:07 PM »

HO DCC & sound club & home. NCE. A little DC at both.
Lionel & Marx 0-27 three rail, AC
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DTRAINS

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« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2007, 10:15:16 AM »

 DC only for my large scale trains.DC is less work,and less money,more time and more money for trains.
          David
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BIG BEAR

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« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2007, 11:24:26 PM »


       DC only for my On30 layout. Like Dtrains I'ld prefer to spend my time and hard earned $ on trains, rolling stock, track upgrades, and buildings for my layout.

              Barry
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Barry,

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akakrak

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« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2007, 11:11:36 PM »

New to the hobby but I went with DCC.  I like it so far. I have a friend that runs DC and after seeing mine, he is think about switching.  Presently planning on converting 2 Proto 2000 and an Athearn that I've recently purchased.
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Gene P.

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« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2007, 08:20:51 AM »

When I was in O scale I was running TMCC, so it was only natural that I added DCC to my current layout. I love it!! More importantly, my wife and I can run trains together, which adds alot.
Plus adding DCC decoders is alot of fun as well. Gives you the chance to take stuff apart and(hopefully) put them back together in better shape than when you bought them.
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« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2007, 10:20:21 AM »

Digitrax DCC Grin

Went with it mostly due to cost factors. I like multiple operators and since this will be my "last" layout, as well as the biggest 23 x 17', with 8-10 operators, the cost of the additional multiple level rotaries I was going to need, as well as the cost of adding additional wafers to the rotaries I already had, was going to be the greater than the cost  of an entire DCC setup with the decoders for 1/2 my locos, I went DCC.

I have found the wiring a whole lot simplier and I wonder why I didn't do this years before I finally did 5 years ago. Cool

I'm not "putting down" those who still operate DC. Its just that DCC, in my case, was less of an expense.
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« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2007, 08:46:29 PM »

If the market follows suit with MRC (Model Rectifier Corporation), we will have no choice! When you go with their Prodigy Advance system or Advance Squared, DC will not even operate on it! I am afraid that some day soon we will be saying, "Remember those old DC days?"
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Tom Lapointe


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« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2007, 10:49:14 PM »

DCC in Large Scale (Fn3) on all but a few locomotives; just picked up 4 more decoders at the Springfield (MA) show, just haven't had the time  Smiley to install them yet.  Only locomotives that are NON-DCC are my 2 live-steamers  Grin - an Accucraft 3-cylinder Shay (set up for RC operation), & a "Ruby #11" 2-4-2 (still manually controlled at this point, RC is planned for it). Wink   Running brass track on both indoor & outdoor layouts, mostly Aristo with LGB switches.        Tom

PS- for anyone who's wondering  Huh?, the live steamers operate ONLY outdoors! Cheesy
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John Murphy

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« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2007, 12:50:09 AM »

Count me as both DC and DCC.  I'm currently trying to build a Christmas Layout in DC, but have had most locos converted to DCC for a full 9'x9' layout I plan for a hobby room -- although if I can't figure an easy way to put Plastic Rail Joiners on the Bachmann EZ Track to create simple blocks, I may be forced to go DCC on both layouts -- I have too much invested in track to do otherwise.    Sad  I really hate to give up those little 2-6-2 Prairies and 2-6-0 Moguls Bachmann has - even though they are just modified 0-6-0 Switchers....
   John Murphy
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