DCC Conversion tips Some people dread doing this, but its really very easy. Sit back and watch this video on how you can convert your engines from DC to DCC. PLEASE NOTE HORNBY RINGFIELD MOTORS YOU NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING: ‘…….Hornby Ringfield motor is to test that the brush strips are insulated from the wheels and metal chassis of the motor once the original wires are removed. This may not be needed on a Lima Ringfield model but it is absolutely essential on a Hornby ringfield loco. Failure to test these brush strips will result in immediate decoder failure if there is a connection. Additionally placing a newly DCCed loco onto the main DCC rails and there is a wiring fault will result in instant decoder failure.. You should always try and use a Programming track which has a limited current output……. ‘ quoted from Flashbang on modelrailwayforum.co.uk (and [More]
Basic DCC demonstration with MRC Prodigy Advance. In UK it is by Gauge Master. In this video I show how to use functions, Throttle and other modes, as Yard Mode and reading decoders in programming track. Some decoders may require a programming booster to work this feature. The main features of Prodigy Advance is the 3,5 Amp power supply, support functions F0-F28, control accessories and many other features.   Recommended ReadingModel Railway VideosHow to Convert a DC lococomotive to DCC Made EasyFitting DCC chips to DCC ready modelsDCC sounds N scale Kato Amtrak SuperlinerM?rklin HO Digital DCC Freight Train Starter SetMy First DCC Model Railway – Trains Running on my LayoutHow to install DCC and LEDs into a Proto 2000 Locomotive (part 1)Opening the A4 DCC Sound ‘Sparrowhawk’ by HornbyDC to DCC in under 10 mins!DCC Introduction VideoFitting DCC Decoders to Bachmann Derby Lightweight DMU Part 1 of 2Upgrading LokSound [More]
Fitting DCC Chips Part 2 in the DCC Chronicles Showing you how to fit decoder chips to DCC ready stock If this Video has confused you any more than you were please don’t hesitate to PM me and I will try to help 😀 Thanks to everyone who has helped me and given me advice especially http://www.youtube.com/user/wattass7 🙂 Recommended ReadingModel Railway VideosHow to Convert a DC lococomotive to DCC Made EasyBasic DCC Demonstration – MRC Prodigy AdvanceDCC sounds N scale Kato Amtrak SuperlinerM?rklin HO Digital DCC Freight Train Starter SetMy First DCC Model Railway – Trains Running on my LayoutHow to install DCC and LEDs into a Proto 2000 Locomotive (part 1)Opening the A4 DCC Sound ‘Sparrowhawk’ by HornbyDC to DCC in under 10 mins!DCC Introduction VideoFitting DCC Decoders to Bachmann Derby Lightweight DMU Part 1 of 2Upgrading LokSound DCC Decoders to Full ThrottleHelpful Tips -Installing DCC decoders into DCC [More]
This is the Amtrak train I’ve taken in 2001.? Nice DCC sounds – see the effects at the crossing and the loco response. One P42 was modern phase, another was old phase, baggage car was which phase?, passenger cars were which phase?. Recommended ReadingModel Railway VideosHow to Convert a DC lococomotive to DCC Made EasyBasic DCC Demonstration – MRC Prodigy AdvanceFitting DCC chips to DCC ready modelsM?rklin HO Digital DCC Freight Train Starter SetMy First DCC Model Railway – Trains Running on my LayoutHow to install DCC and LEDs into a Proto 2000 Locomotive (part 1)Opening the A4 DCC Sound ‘Sparrowhawk’ by HornbyDC to DCC in under 10 mins!DCC Introduction VideoFitting DCC Decoders to Bachmann Derby Lightweight DMU Part 1 of 2Upgrading LokSound DCC Decoders to Full ThrottleHelpful Tips -Installing DCC decoders into DCC ready and non DCC engines
Toy train unboxing of the M?rklin DCC Freight Train & Supermarket Starter Set Thomas & Friends Salty was clearly impressed. This train set was a $179 Aldi Australia Christmas special. This is my first experience with M?rklin trains and it’s pretty obvious this is a top shelf quality toy. The M?rklin HO train system is different to the standard used by many other model train companies. There is a third rail concealed in the roadbed with only small studs protruding through the ties of the track ‘C-Track in this set’. The two outer rails are connected electrically. This provides the simplified wiring enjoyed by larger gauges (such as for reverse loops) without seriously detracting from the realism of the track because only two of the rails are visible. Because the two outer rails are not electrically isolated from each other, however, some do not consider M?rklin’s system to be a [More]
A video diary of my first attempt to build a OO gauge DCC model railway (any advice is welcome) – My First DCC Model Railway Recommended ReadingModel Railway VideosHow to Convert a DC lococomotive to DCC Made EasyBasic DCC Demonstration – MRC Prodigy AdvanceFitting DCC chips to DCC ready modelsDCC sounds N scale Kato Amtrak SuperlinerM?rklin HO Digital DCC Freight Train Starter SetHow to install DCC and LEDs into a Proto 2000 Locomotive (part 1)Opening the A4 DCC Sound ‘Sparrowhawk’ by HornbyDC to DCC in under 10 mins!DCC Introduction VideoFitting DCC Decoders to Bachmann Derby Lightweight DMU Part 1 of 2Upgrading LokSound DCC Decoders to Full ThrottleHelpful Tips -Installing DCC decoders into DCC ready and non DCC engines
Hey guys! This is a three part tutorial on how to install and convert your analog proto 2000 locomotive to a DCC locomotive with LED lights installed. I get my lights from Evan designs, they can be purchased from “modeltrainsoftware.com.” The decoders I use are digitrax DN143IP, but a digitrax DH123PS will work just as well if you can get it to fit. The locomotive I use in this video is a walthers proto 2000 RS27. Remember, on proto 2000 locomotives the blue wire goes to the positive lead, and the white wire is the negative. LEDS withOUT capacitors will need to be installed the right way, or it will not work. Wikipedia has a good article for information on that. The led positive lead will be the smaller piece inside the bulb, and the negative is the larger Thanks for watching How to install DCC and LEDs! Recommended ReadingModel [More]
What a locomotive! And A4 DCC Sound is a hot topic right now. There’s not much to say, other than that she might just quite possibly be the best A4 locomotive in OO gauge out there! Enjoy Sound Effect: Synth Thud, from user ‘D W’ at FreeSound.org (www.freesound.org) Licensed under Creative Commons “Attribution 3.0” http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, further details at http://www.freesound.org/people/D%20W/sounds/143605/ Sound Effect: Epic Whoosh, from user ‘EcoDTR’ at FreeSound.org (www.freesound.org) Licensed under Creative Commons 0 http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/, further details at http://www.freesound.org/people/EcoDTR/sounds/27281/ All other video, sound effects, graphics and photographs are my own.? Thanks for watching A4 DCC Sound Recommended ReadingModel Railway VideosHow to Convert a DC lococomotive to DCC Made EasyBasic DCC Demonstration – MRC Prodigy AdvanceFitting DCC chips to DCC ready modelsDCC sounds N scale Kato Amtrak SuperlinerM?rklin HO Digital DCC Freight Train Starter SetMy First DCC Model Railway – Trains Running on my LayoutHow to install DCC and LEDs into [More]
In this video I take a class 57 ‘Scott Tracy’ in the new Virgin Pendolino livery, a loco by Bachman, in her natural, out of the box DC state, test her, open her up, fit a DCC chip to her and then test her again – all in less than 10 minutes! TRANSCRIPT: Right, this video is going to be quite different to the others, this one’s going to be something special. This is a standard D seal okay we’ve got here by Batman class 57 Virgin Thunderbirds livery is used to rescue broken-down voyagers broken-down pendolino and I do believe they’re going to start pulling their own coaches soon and full of rakes with mark three carriages. But what we’re going to do in this video is basically take a DC loco like this one converter two DCC and then put it back on the track and show you [More]
This video gives a DCC introduction and demonstrates the differences between DC and DCC The DCC Demonstration is intended to show the many advantages of digital command control over direct current DCC Introduction Digital model railway control systems are an alternative to control a layout and simplify the wiring and add more flexibility in operations. A number of control systems are available to operate locomotives on model railways. Analog systems where the speed and the direction of a train is controlled by adjusting the voltage on the track are still popular while they have recently given way to control systems based on computer technology. a useful introduction to DCC technology   Recommended ReadingModel Railway VideosHow to Convert a DC lococomotive to DCC Made EasyBasic DCC Demonstration – MRC Prodigy AdvanceFitting DCC chips to DCC ready modelsDCC sounds N scale Kato Amtrak SuperlinerM?rklin HO Digital DCC Freight Train Starter SetMy First [More]
Opening and fitting a DCC Concepts Zen decoder to a Bachmann Derby Lightweight DMU. Look out for the second video in this series on fitting DCC decoders, that shows fitting the second decoder to the non-motorised half of the unit. TRANSCRIPT: The Darby lightweight two card EMU set from Backman – we’ll be opening this today and fit in DCC chips to it as well as getting commissioned so I’m using one of these which is DCC concept Zen with keep alive which is a neat thing plug-in chip together with a background six pin small chip to go in the second unit so it takes two decoders this one which makes it a bit hungry in terms of requiring lots of lots of chips so there’ll be like a unit in green unit that I’ve been hoping to get for quite some time I can remember back to any [More]
www.facebook.com/jointlinetrains/ How to upgrade LokSound DCC decoders with Full Throttle. TRANSCRIPT: Today I want to talk to you about the process I went through to upgrade my lock sound decoders while back locks down released some new software that they call full throttle and it’s new decoder software and one of the really nice things about the lock sound decoders is as long as you have a lock programmer you can actually download new software into the actual DCC chip that locks out chip that’s inside your locomotives and effectively upgrade the sounds and the features in that locomotive without actually having to physically replace the DCC decoder that’s in there and so the software came out a little bit ago I just had never gotten around to upgrading my lock sound equipped engines and so but I went ahead and did that over the last couple of days and [More]