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DCC Components

Modeler and DCC Expert Steve Barkley provides a quick overview of Digital Command Control Systems (DCC). If you’re thinking about converting to DCC, Steve suggests constructing a sample layout so you can watch the system in action. You will also have the opportunity to become familiar and comfortable with DCC components before you convert your…

Getting Started in DCC – Choosing a DCC System

As Steve Barkley states in this video, getting started with Digital Command Control does not have to be complicated or expensive. There are many DCC systems that are available in the market, and they can be as low as a hundred, to a couple hundred dollars. Barkley shows and details the subtle differences in a…

DCC Power Supply

All digital command control stations need a power supply. Basic systems are normally sold with a power supply already included, but some advanced systems require a separate purchase. Modeler and DCC Expert Steve Barkley provides some helpful tips on choosing the correct power supply for your DCC command station. DCC Components – Power Supply In…

How to Use Decoders on Model Railroad DCC Systems

There are many benefits to using model railroad DCC systems on your layout, both organizationally and aesthetically. With a direct command center, you can drastically improve the way your layout is run and maintained, and you can add a variety of tools to your system to customize the way your specific layout functions. From block…

Installing a DCC Decoder

This video will teach you how to install a DCC decoder. Norm Stenzel uses Digitrax decoders on his Brandywine and Benedictine model railroad. Red is a DN93 which is a one amp suitable for N scale for his smaller locos. Blue is a DH94 which is a standard one amp decoder for most of the…

Installing DCC from Start to Finish DVD

DVD: Installing DCC From Start to Finish Steve Barkley, your host, is a life-long modeler. Like many of you, Steve swore he would never convert his layout to DCC and never use a computer to assist with his operations. But once he got started and discovered that everyday modelers can add DCC to their layouts,…

Installing DCC From Start to Finish Video Download

Video Download: Installing DCC From Start to Finish Steve Barkley, your host, is a life-long modeler. Like many of you, Steve swore he would never convert his layout to DCC and never use a computer to assist with his operations. But once he got started and discovered that everyday modelers can add DCC to their…

Wiring your Layout: Installing DCC

If you’re looking for an easy to follow tutorial on installing DCC and wiring your layout, then DCC expert Steve Barkley‘s got you covered. Installing DCC on your layout doesn’t have to be intimidating. With Steve’s guidance, you’ll wire your layout for digital command control in no time. Wiring your Layout – Connecting the Command…

Model Railroading Introduction to Digital Command Control

There’s probably no single advancement in running model railroad locomotives in the last half-century more significant than Digital Command Control, or DCC. It simply has revolutionized the way we run and control not only trains but signals, turnouts and many other functions – all from a hand control throttle known as a cab. Veteran modeler…

Enhancing Your Layout Operations with DCC Components

A digital command control system will transform your layout and make it easier to operate. If you are considering upgrading your layout with DCC components, then you may want to do some research prior to installation. If you are completely new to DCC systems, you’ll want to check out a quick overview provided by modeler…