• 10:47

    Tony Koester talks micro-slide switches in this video. Tony uses a single pull double throw slide switch for his railroads. The microswitch has three pulls or wires; the center pull where the power is going out, and the outer two pulls where the power is coming in. On a turnout on a layout, the frogger

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  • 5:49

    Fixing problems on your Digital Command Control system does not have to be hard if you know efficient ways to troubleshoot. It can be a great inconvenience if you discover an issue after building out an entire layout. In this video, Steve Barkley emphasizes the importance of testing out small portions of your layout’s DCC

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  • 4:38

    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

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  • 4:14

    Modeler and DCC expert Steve Barkley introduces an advanced topic on wiring booster sections for your digital command control station. To better understand what a booster is, Barkley explains it as “a command station without a brain”. It’s a control unit that is slaved to your command station through 6-conductor telephone wire. All digital command

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  • 5:43

    Connecting a computer to your digital command system is useful for controlling and monitoring your layout. In order to connect your computer to your digital command system, you will need to download DCC software. Modeler and DCC Expert Steve Barkley demonstrates how to use the program WinLok 2.1 to create a diagram of your layout.

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  • 3:05

    Allow Steve Barkley be your go-to guy for anything DCC related. As both a modeler and an expert in the sphere of DCC, he offers excellent tips and advice for installing DCC. In this video, Steve demonstrates how to install panel connectors, which will ultimately allow for the use of throttles on your layout. Installing

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  • 5:27

    Modeler and DCC expert Steve Barkley is surrounded by a mess of wires, but don’t be alarmed, he knows exactly what he is doing and he’s here to help you out. Wiring your model railroad layout can get a little tricky, but Steve will walk you step-by-step. In this video, Steve demonstrates how to install

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  • 3:55

    Installing a digital command control system allows for track occupancy detection and the use of signals on your model railroad. In this video, modeler and DCC expert Steve Barkley discusses block occupancy detectors and signal controllers. Wiring your Layout for Controlling Signals and Block Occupancy Detection Steve explains step-by-step how to wire your layout for

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  • 3:52

    There’s plenty of resources available if you are new to the world of digital railway operation. Digital command control systems require wiring your layout, and there’s plenty to consider before jumping in. To gain a better understanding, you can reach out to the model railroad community, browse user groups online, or read literature from from

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