Author: Mike Polsgrove
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author: John H. Armstrong
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
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.
"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.
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.