dcc and atlas twin coil switches

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by LR&BRR, May 8, 2005.

  1. LR&BRR

    LR&BRR Member

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    ok what can i use to operate my swtiches using dcc ?
  2. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    Use a stationary decoder such as a DS-52:

    http://www.sodigi.com/Network_Acc.htm

    It's not required to operate the switch machines via the DCC controller
    but it allows you to operate with only the DCC control panel if you wish.
  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Is there any advantage to operating switch machines by dcc? In our modular club we went with cordless dcc for our locomotives, but any switch machines are still operated by whatever system the module owner chooses. Most switches are operated by caboose industries ground throws, or we use Pecos with the spring and throw the switches with a finger. Generally switch machines are used only for switches that are difficult to reach with easily damaged scenery around them.