Basic DCC Wiring for Model RRs

Kalmbach Publishing


12448 Basic DCC Wiring for your Model Railroad by Mike Polsgrove Get started with Digital Command Control (DCC)! This how-to guide covers the basics, with an overview of DCC, track wiring, cab bus wiring, and converting an existing layout to DCC. Written by Mike Polsgrove, Model Railroader’s columnist on DCC. Table of Contents: 1). What is a DCC system? A). What does it do? B). What are the components? 1). Command station 2). Throttles 3). Boosters 4). Power Supplies 5). Mobile Decoders 6). Stationary Decoders C). What are the features? 1). 2/4 digit addressing 2). motor control 3). Back EMF 4). Sound 5). Etc. 2). Track Wiring A). Track Bus B). Track Feeders C). Programming Track D). Multiple Boosters/ Power requirements E). Turnouts F). Wyes, reverse loops and turntables G). Power districts and circuit breakers 3). Cab bus wiring A). Brief discussion of the different manufacturers’ buses B). Wireless receivers 4). Mobile Decoders A). Factory installed B). Drop in/plug and play C). Wired installation 5). Converting an existing DC layout to DCC.

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