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Author Topic: Who operates in....DC or DCC ?  (Read 23449 times)
Tom Hogan

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« on: February 07, 2007, 09:03:59 PM »

I'm Both.....half is wired DC...half is wired DCC

Jim Banner

Enjoying electric model railroading since 1950.

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2007, 09:31:39 PM »

H0 - All DCC except for one automatic hidden yard which is still dc.  But it will be a while still before all my locomotives are equpped with decoders.  In the meantime, they wait patiently on a shelf - I do not run decoderless locomotives on DCC at all.

LS - All DCC except for a couple of RC/battery locomotives.

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Matthew Ginkel

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2007, 10:17:49 PM »

Primarily dcc (digitrax) but I have switch for switing the layout to DC , for running vintage (like bachmann, tyco, etc..) peices.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2007, 11:10:21 PM »

Still and planning to remain DC. I don't care for sound in smaller scales and am building a large HO layout that will stage about 35 trains and operate 8-10 trains at once. Some will operate in a semi-automatic mode using computerized block control.

The computerized block control will allow colision free operation for display or walk around operation for "operating sessions", or both can be combined to suit the number of operators available.


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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2007, 11:47:00 PM »

DC... and don't ever plan to degrade my system by adding another C! The guys at the local club may snub their noses at me, but... who cares? I, and my FRIENDS are happy! -and the trains don't seem to mind, either! Isn't life GREAT?                                                                                   Ernie
   and, at least for the time being- until finances improve GREATLY, I still run HORN-HOOK COUPLERS!! That may change someday!!   lol
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2007, 05:06:59 AM »

OO and Large Scale = DC - Too many locos in OO to convert and don't run the large scale often enough to warrant it.

On30 = DCC - Decided to go down the path from the day I started in On30 - and i love the sound, especially from the Tsunamis!!

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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2007, 09:29:37 AM »

I have about 20 UK locos, and with a new layout in the build I thought I would also convert my stock to DCC and have simplied wiring. I am not interested in sound.

I found I bought into the wrong deal with the EZ Command Controller because it would not program CV's

Everything is on hold until I move from "EZ" to something else, or we get more than "vapour" about Dynamis.

Phoenix AZ: OO enthusiast modelling GWR 1895-1939, Box Station Wiltshire; S&DJR Writhington Colliery, Nr. Radstock.

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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2007, 10:21:54 AM »

  My modeling interests have recently changed to On30, and with all of the nice, reasonably priced DCC equipped models out there it was a no brainer to go DCC.  I've yet to be disappointed with my decision...As a matter of fact my BMan porter is scheduled for a trip to the roundhouse for a professional decoder install... Grin


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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2007, 11:44:46 AM »

I'm waiting for my Zephyr, so I'm still DC, but by this weekend, DCC HERE WE GO!


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Bill Baker

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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2007, 03:31:46 PM »

I'm in the early stages of building my fourth layout and I plan to wire it in preperation of using DCC.  Jim Banner gave me a great idea of using a hidden yard in DC.  This could also serve as a programming track.  Thanks Jim for the thought.  I, too, will slowly convert my DC engines to DCC.


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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2007, 04:25:03 PM »

Since I am just starting in the hobby, I figured I would make the investment to start with DCC. I have the Digital Commander starter kit and a little bit of extra track. I just built a table to do a layout on.
Tom Hogan

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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2007, 08:39:59 PM »

7 for DCC
5 for DC

Tony Walsham

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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2007, 08:49:27 PM »

Make that six for DC.

Tony Walsham
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Mark Damien

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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2007, 10:55:33 PM »

Just DC for me.

I noticed QSi is going to do a DC SOUND unit with a choice of  Bemf & sensor for chuff rate.
This is perfect for me. Too much old 00 stuff to convert to DCC if at all possible.
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2007, 11:47:56 PM »

DCC by NCE, both at cluband home

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