• 2:34

    Wiring your Layout: Attaching the Programming Track

    Modeler and DCC expert Steve Barkley uses a piece of test track as a programming track for programming his locomotives. He has two wires soldered to the two rails and connects the two wires to the programming output on the command station. The first wire is connected and screwed down to the connector, and he…

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  • 12:32

    Locomotive Decoder Installation

    Once a DCC is installed on a layout, decoders have to be installed in the locomotives. In this video, modeler and DCC expert Steve Barkley demonstrates decoder installation. The easiest way to have a decoder equipped on a locomotive is to buy one. The locomotive Barkley shows has one already installed and is ready to…

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  • 5:49

    Troubleshooting Your DCC System

    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

    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…

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  • 5:27

    Wiring your Layout: Installing a Switch Decoder

    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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  • 1:22

    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…

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