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.

The DCC Guide Second Edition

Author: Don Fiehmann
Publisher:
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 Wiring for Model Railroaders

Author: Rick Selby
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 0890243581
Release Date: 2000-11-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Learn how to get your locomotive, train set, or complete model railroad operating -- even if you don't understand the principles of electricity! Teaches basic electrical connections for a two-rail DC powered layout of any size or complexity. Basic layout wiring techniques are presented simply, , with numerous photos, illustrations, and diagrams.

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.

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.

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.

Wiring Your Toy Train Layout

Author: Peter Riddle
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 0897784774
Release Date: 2003-11-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Covers the essential techniques needed to make electrical connections for a three-rail toy train layout of any size or complexity. Addresses fundamental electrical concepts, wiring and expanding a layout, accessory wiring, automatic train control, and troubleshooting. By Peter Riddle.

The HO Model Railroading Handbook

Author: Robert Schleicher
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 0873416082
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Authoritative and comprehensive, this guide details the latest trends and techniques in model railroading. 250 photos.

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.

DCC made easy

Author: Lionel Strang
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 0890246165
Release Date: 2002-08
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Explains digital command control in a concise and straightforward way. Covers the history of command control, dissects the components of a DCC system, addresses the full range of commercially-available systems, and presents step-by-step projects. Ideal for all hobbyists with an interest in DCC.

How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery

Author: Dave Frary
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 0890244707
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Featuring today's newest products and equipment, this photo-packed guide features contemporary images of diesel locomotives and urban settings, plus updates to Dave's trademark scenery "recipes." Includes new chapters on Western scenery and desert modeling, and city scenery and urban settings.

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.

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.

Basic Model Railroad Benchwork

Author: Jeff Wilson
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 0890248362
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The title may say “basics,” but this book covers a full range of skills and materials. Beginners building a small table or shelf layout up to experienced modelers assembling the benchwork for a basement empire will find what they need in this comprehensive guide. New color photos and illustrations highlight liftout sections and swinging access gates.