It’s time to take a look at the components you need to put DCC on your model railroad layout. DCC expert and modeler Steve Barkley introduces to you the materials you’ll need to begin putting DCC on your layout. In this video, learn the necessary information for determining the right command station for you. See examples of different command stations and the features they have as well as how they work. Also, you’ll quickly become aware of the benefits and disadvantages of using certain command stations. Steve later presents three different kinds of throttles you can use while expressing the features of each one. Find out that your throttle generally has to be made by the same manufacturer as your command station. Start gathering up your materials today and have fun running trains! Check out this video on Creating Control Bus Wires when Wiring Your Layout next!
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Blending Seams in Model Railroad Backdrop Construction
If you’re building a long backdrop for your model railroad layout, you’re going to have to connect the boards together using nails or staples, which means you’ll end up with a fairly visible seam. Expert modelers generally have a couple options during the process of model railroad backdrop construction to cover this seam, but we’ve…Watch Now >>
Adding Details to Model Railroad Backdrop Scenery
There are a number of ways to add realism to your model railroad layouts, and one of the easiest and most useful is to create lifelike model railroad backdrop scenery. With a well-made backdrop, the elements of your layout appear to continue off into the horizon and convince the viewer that there’s more to the…Watch Now >>
Model Railroad Construction: Passing Through Cooper
Not every stop along a major railroad is complete with town center, service station and saloon–some components of a railway are just small stopovers en route to the final destination. This is the case for Cooper, a long passing siding that connects the main lines of C&S Railway. In our next segment covering the branch…Watch Now >>
Behind the Scenes Model Railroad Video: Baldwin, CO
For the next stop on our tour of the Colorado and Southern Railway, we explore the layout and scenery of Baldwin. Baldwin, which is located in Gunnison County, Colorado and serves as midpoint in the Ohio Creek Extension, was once an important hub for the C&S Railway. Toeing the narrow ledges of coal mines buried…Watch Now >>
I presume older trains (1950’s) are incapable of using any sort of DCC?
Well, That’s not always the case. Many can be retro fit. The best results would to convert your old open frame motors to a can motor and a flywheel if possible. Northwest Short Line is a great source for the conversion parts.
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