Dcc?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Trains, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. Trains

    Trains New Member

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    We are running DC right now. Thinking about DCC is it worth all the trouble?
    I been reading about it on three differant forums and it seems like people have a
    lot of problems with it.
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    In my opinion, DCC is much easier than DC when it comes to wiring and operating. Check the DCC forum hereat the Gauge for more information.
  3. Knifeguy

    Knifeguy New Member

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    Trouble? I wouldn't use that word, if anything DCC is much easier to wire.
    Cost is your deal breaker. DCC engines cost a little more but a good quality engine, DCC ready isn't much more than without. And then you have to figure out which controller you want. Too me, its a no brainer, you have better control, freedom, and can run multiple engines on the same line. Well worth it. Some will disagree.

    By the way, I have seen, its usually the "old timers" who disagree. Sorry guys. :oops:
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    TC I have to think that I am an old timer and had more than my share of cab control with all those DPDT switches. I took the move to DCC cautiously but I am very pleased I did. It makes model railroading that much closer to the prototype.
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Trains:
    I've operated a DCC layout and use DC on my own. There is a lot more wiring with DC (when the layout gets bigger) and DCC lets you run the trains after you get the bugs out.
    A bit of care and planning (especially if you get all new stuff) will eliminate most of the problems.