Basic DCC Wiring for Your Model Railroad

Author: Mike Polsgrove
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 0890247935
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Get started with Digital Command Control (DCC)! This beginning 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.

DCC Projects Applications

Author: Mike Polsgrove
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 0890246459
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This collection of articles and columns from Model Railroader Magazine takes you through a series of digital command control (DCC) projects, including decoder installation, lighting effects, sound effects, layout wiring projects, and advanced decoder programming. For beginners and experts alike, this book includes tips, techniques, and photographic instruction.

Practical Introduction to Digital Command Control for Railway Modellers

Author: Nigel Burkin
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 9781847975324
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

From background information on the technology itself to layout wiring; taking in decoders, hand controllers, wireless and many practical modelling projects, Neil Burkin offers a comprehensive introduction to Digital Command Control [DCC] for the beginner and experienced modeller alike.The book emphasises the benefits of DCC technology as a model railway control system and offers practical advice on the choice of systems, applying the technology to a layout, how to use it to enhance layout operations, and how it can be used to overcome practical difficulties with operations such as banking, double-heading, lighting and sound. Technical jargon is avoided and clear descriptions of each project featured in the book will remove the mystery surrounding DCC. Many of the modelling projects may be adapted for almost any modelling situation and are supported by over 400 excellent colour photographs.A comprehensive guide to Digital Command Control for the beginner and experienced modeller alike.Emphasises the benefits of DCC technology and offers practical advice on the choice of sytems.Includes practical modelling projects which are supported by over 400 excellent colour photographs.Nigel Burkin is a railway modeller with over 20 years' experience and has hundreds of magazine articles to his credit.

The DCC Guide Second Edition

Author: Don Fiehmann
ISBN: 1627001034
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Any modeler interested in starting a DCC layout, converting an existing layout to DCC, or wanting more in-depth information to get the most from their system needs The DCC Guide, 2nd Edition. This updated edition includes cutting-edge information on new control systems and upgrades as well as recent technological advances, especially in sound decoder products and features. From the basics of how DCC works, choosing a DCC system, and installing a DCC decoder in locomotives to more advanced features such as decoder programming and how to control trains with computers, tablets, and other devices, The DCC Guide, 2nd Edition is the modeler's all-inclusive guide to controlling trains.

Basic Model Railroad Benchwork

Author: Jeff Wilson
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 0890246157
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Step-by-step instructions and illustrations take the mystery out of constructing benchwork. Covers the materials and tools for making benchwork for any layout.

Shelf Layouts for Model Railroads

Author: Iain Rice
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 9780890246900
Release Date: 2009-04-05
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Learn how to build a shelf layout by exploring the possibilities, practicalities, and challenges of linear layout design in a variety of prototype layouts with construction details.

Designing Building Multi Deck Model Railroads

Author: Tony Koester
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 9780890247419
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Acquire more space for scenery and longer mainline runs with multiple decks. Tony Koester walks you through design options, lighting and wiring considerations, and the all-important construction process and techniques.

Track Planning for Realistic Operation

Author: John H. Armstrong
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 0890242275
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Covers freight and passenger operations, route design, and contemporary railroading operations. The step-by-step design techniques and operation-oriented track plans also make it easy to create your own realistic model railroad.

Building a Model Railroad Step by Step

Author: David Popp
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 9780890246894
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

"In this book, you'll learn how to choose a scale, work with available space, add sound and action with DCC decoders, plan for realistic operation, create detailed scenery, and make your railroad run right"--Cover, p. 4.

N Scale Model Railroad That Grows

Author: Kent Wood
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 0890242232
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Build an expandable N scale railroad in a few easy steps. Includes instructions on constructing framework, laying track, building scenery, and assembling structures.

N Scale Railroading

Author: Martin McGuirk
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 9780890247730
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

There have been numerous advances in N scale railroading since the first edition of this book, and the author addresses them all, from track to train control. He takes beginners through step-by-step chapters that show them how to build and operate a complete N scale 4 x 8-foot railroad based on his Androscoggin Central, an interesting and challenging New England railroad. From planning through bringing the layout to life, everything is covered. The book is also beneficial for experienced modelers looking to build a new N scale empire.

HO Railroad from Start to Finish

Author: Jim Kelly
ISBN: 0890241554
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Lays out the process of creating a model railroad set-up, from the bare baseboard to the fully functioning railroad system

101 Track Plans for Model Railroaders

Author: Linn Westcott
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 0890245126
Release Date: 1956
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Includes unique track plans that apply to nearly every scale. Learn how to convert plans to different scales, gain tips on building from a plan, and choose the plan best suited to your space.