my new layout is just in the planning stage at presant it will be 12' + 25' and basically an oval design most of the scenery will be country side and maybe a third biult up as an industrial plant or coal yard with some shunting going on, at presant i have 14 loco's of various makes most based on southern roads and about 80 wagons from hoppers to box cars the scale is HO' my worry is with differant makes of loco's what 'controller' for DCC & decoders, my stock consists of : 4 atlas decoder equiped sd35,s 1 Broadway emd unit with sound, 2 athearn genisis f3/ab, the rest atlas, protos 1000's, 2000's , and roco's, all dont seem to have dcc plugings but i would like add then later as my knowlegde grows also with sound and lights there will be only one operater me, is there a controller that will cover my needs. . ( i will still need conventional DC). regarding points & signals my little brain can only take so much information in a day! thanks Gavin.