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 ReadingHow 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 SuperlinerMy First DCC Model Railway – Trains Running on my LayoutHow [More]
For almost four decades, the Treasure Coast Model Railroad Club and Historical Society, Inc. have been bringing the fun and historical perspective of model railroading to the Treasure Coast. In 1975 three model railroaders in Vero Beach determined that there was interest in forming a Model Railroad Club. The Club thus had its beginning with this nucleus of interested hobbyists. The Treasure Coast Model Railroad Club declared itself as an actual organization on September 2, 1975. The railroad is modeled during the transition era between steam and diesel power of US railroads, which occurred between the 1940’s to the 1970’s. It is HO scale (1:87), utilizing a Digitrax DCC control system. Layout has two major freight yards, 2 city passenger stations, several industrial complexes, a freight harbor, steel mill and a coal mine. In addition, there are three cities, several towns, lakes, mountains and a desert. Many of the structures [More]
Peterborough Model Railway Exhibition 2011 This is my video log coming from the various Model Railway designs that had been inside a Peterborough Model Railway Exhibition 2011 affair this current year. Thanks goes toward all model railway clubs that granted me full permission to film their fantastic designs. I think I have mostly filmed N determine layouts as there wasn’t many OO determine model railways to film but I did find a way to film a bout a O determine trains and also which can be impressive for detail and size. You will discover quite a few contemporary image designs in N gauge I always found really impressive these as Shaweport, Dragonby and Newcastle-by-the-Water. Well extremely effective layouts shown in such an order of the video. Uppingham: EM Determine. This layout is rather a classic one as construction launched some 35 years back. It might be with different segment with [More]
Watch a heavy manifest make its way through towns and mountains on Tim Dickinson’s amazing HO Scale Burlington Northern model railroad. Based in 1976, the layout features (scale) miles of… Recommended ReadingGreatest Private Model Railroad H.O. Train Layout Ever?
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I’ve recently discovered how much better a premium decoder can be compared to some cheaper, budget DCC decoders alternatives. I’m interested to hear your thoughts on this one as there are so many decoders out there… Recommended ReadingHow 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 SuperlinerMy 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
In this video I show how I create some of my realistic model railroad scenery. Painting and weathering flex track with inexpensive and budget supplies are the focus of this video. With a little – much needed humor, I show just how easy it is to create believable and realistic weathering effects for track. The entire sum of the products I use in this video do not even add up to the cost of a single piece of “O” gauge flex track. Just think, the supplies would be enough to paint and weather a fairly large layout worth of track. Recommended ReadingLarge Private Model Railroad layout in HO scale 4K UHD'Ashburton' – N Gauge Model Railway LayoutMaking Tunnel Portals for Model RailroadsHow to quickly ballast model train trackLarge Model Railroad RR HO H.O. Scale Gauge Train Layout @ Chicago Park District awesome trainsDCC Programming Basics – CV's, Locomotive Addresses, HornsBuild, [More]
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 ReadingHow [More]
UPDATE: Floquil Paint Markers are now marketed as Testors CreateFX Paint Markers. Same stuff. (For best viewing, watch in 720 HD) How to add realistic weathering to model railroad track. No airbrush or paint brush needed! FYI Rustoleum paint will melt styrofoam like Woodland Scenics risers. I have used it in the past with very minimal effect on the foam board. If you use cork roadbed and don’t spray like a mad man…you will be just fine on foam insulation board. Recommended ReadingLarge Private Model Railroad layout in HO scale 4K UHD'Ashburton' – N Gauge Model Railway LayoutMore DCC Decoder InstallationsMaking Tunnel Portals for Model RailroadsHow to quickly ballast model train trackMASSIVE HO Scale Model Train Layout! Chesapeake Bay and WesternLarge Model Railroad RR HO H.O. Scale Gauge Train Layout @ Chicago Park District awesome trainsManchester Model Railway Exhibition 2017Make free trees for model railroad layoutDCC Programming Basics – CV's, [More]
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