Mrc 2000

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by planeshavings42, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. planeshavings42

    planeshavings42 Member

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    I have an opportunity to buy an MRC 2000 for a very resonable price, can anyone give me opinions on this DCC Pro or Con?

    Tks, any advice will be appreciated :)
  2. jwmurrayjr

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    Duey,

    Here are a couple of interesting links for the MRC 2000.

    http://www.tttrains.com/mrc/

    http://members.shaw.ca/sask.rail/dcc/index.html

    Any DCC is better than no DCC and that's not a criticism of the MRC 2000. If you can get a really good price ($50-60US for a complete system) I think it's a pretty good way to get into DCC on a budget (Yes, many model railroaders do have a budget.)

    It does have many limitations but it is DCC. Read a bit and then decide.

    [:)]
  3. Jon Grant

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    What Jim said.

    The MRC2000 is as good a way as any to get started, and if you later decide to upgrade, you can always sell it on.

    Jon
  4. planeshavings42

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    Thanks

    Thanks, Jim Murray and Jon Grant, Yep, that's what I was thinking If my layout ever grows, I can always sell and upgrade, I think I'll buy it. Thanks alswo for the great web site info on the MRC 2000. :wave:
  5. jwmurrayjr

    jwmurrayjr Member

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    You'll LOVE DCC! :)
  6. Chessie1973

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    Yep,

    You will definitely love DCC. When I picked up my Digitrax Zephyr (got it slightly used from the LHS off the store layout as a display model :D ) I was amazed at how much better my DC loco's ran with it.

    And when I installed my first decoder (an MRC AD370 sound decoder) I was hooked for good. The ability that DCC gives you to configure how your engines run is well worth the cost of the initial investment of the DCC system.

    BTW if you are looking for DCC sound on the cheap look into the sound decoders MRC offers. While they are generic in sounds they are good decoders and the sound adds a lot to things.