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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by RonP, Dec 17, 2006.
Thanks for the feedback about the spline roadbed Ron. wow! That's an impressive track plan!
Yeah actually i just recently moved to windsor from hamilton and just before visiting this club i told my wife.
"Don't worry babe i'm not going to join this club"
Then i get down there and they have this nearly just started permanent layout. I knew i lied to my wife at that moment.
I would love to know where you can get decoders for that price. I have 85 locomotives that would need to be converted if I was even vaguely thinking about going over to DCC. As things stand right now, I run DC with power-routing turnouts so I can "run" multiple trains, just one at a time while the others wait on the passing sidings. Since I'm a lone wolf that works just fine for me, and all the money I save by not converting to DCC can buy a lot of track, benchwork, and equipment...
DCC is a cost most people don't need. Having said that if you ever decide to share your hobby with others DCC gives a wealth of options for inclusion. DC is like you said a solitary affair...
Wowowowowowowowow That Is Awesome!!!!!!!
the t1 decoders are pretty cheap at tonys.
Train Control Systems at Tony's Train Exchange.
If you click More Info, you will find 4 of them for $15.50 each. Now, buying 85 at once might break the bank... a whopping ~1400 bucks. Ouch. But if you bought 4 every now and again... 62 bones... not too shabby.
Of course, its easy for me to say this... I only have 7 engines, and of those only 4 are DCC ready. I would have to do some wiring and such...
I agree completely. Eight diesels on my current roster came DCC-equipped and ready to be programmed on a club layout should I ever decide to participate.
But if he got all 85 at one time they might pay him money:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
Thank you! 35 of my diesels already have a plug for a decoder. Plus 4 of my steam locomotives are already DCC-equipped, and another 4 have a decoder plug. Hmmm ... maybe I'm closer than I thought to getting my feet wet with DCC. Especially when whatever I equip for DCC will still run OK on my DC layout. Maybe I can designate a portion of the existing layout DCC only and start experimenting with what I already have.
The downside is four of my steam locomotives and 20 of my diesels don't even have a decoder plug installed. Oh well, one thing at a time...
The tcs T1 decoder he is showing you has some some DC features i believe thats what i am using. After checking it all out it is pretty good.
And you cant beat that goof proof warranty :thumb:
Well i got meself a new camera ill start updating things as i get time.
Figured out how to turn off the flash
nice camera ron good pics. What kind is it?
$99 wallmart HP photosmart m537