dcc

  1. andyspencer

    LGB 10154 Auto unload track on DCC?

    Evening all, Currently working on a project that has an LGB 10154 track section for operating the early auto unload wagons - can these be used with DCC? I'm struggling to find any instructions to help with this track? Currently the track section is dead so won't allow trains to drive over it...
  2. D

    where to start with DCC?

    Hello. I am new to getting back into the swing of things with model railroading (G Scale) and there has been one question nagging me this whole time, “How to independently control my locomotives with continual power through the track?” I know this is odd but I have a variety of engines across...
  3. J

    Blocking with Current-sensing Train Detection

    I'm looking into use of the Massoth Train Detection Modules with a new layout and considering my options. Initially I want to make sure that I install sufficient cabling or conduits for future implementation but ultimately use the modules to influence signalling for a degree of operational...
  4. S

    Choosing the right NCE set

    Hi everyone, my name is Spencer and I am looking to convert my layout to DCC. I have been researching this for some time now and have settled on the NCE 10A wireless system. I stumbled across the system being sold at reindeerpass.com for $600 but the picture does not match the current one on...
  5. andyspencer

    Massoth LS braking sounds issue??

    Hi all, Currently doing two LS installs on LGB Stainz loco's. I'm having issues with the brake sounds on the LS that is in the first loco. When running and accelerating, I get the brake noise sound at various points. It goes when I hit speed step 6, 11, 16, 21 and 25 but not when I slow down...
  6. John S

    DCC, DIY & Stay Alive Voltage Buffers 2018-06-09

    For DCC Stay Alive Voltage Buffers, Massoth and a DIY version, connections to LGB decoders, etc.
  7. andyspencer

    Piko DCC system fault...

    evening all :) Just wondering if anybody has had an issue with their Piko central station? My friends unit was happily working on our new club track, when it decided to pop the fuse in the power supply. The power supply was a 5A gaugemaster unit, but with a 2A fuse fitted. Wondering if it was...
  8. darkdaniel100

    Bachmann Spectrum 1:20.3 Long Caboose

    After being out of the hobby for a while and discovering Bachmann are likely pulling out of the 1:20.3 market. I decided that I would try and collect a few more 1:20.3 items. The over evening I managed to get two of these Cabooses pretty cheap online. From what I can remember these have an 8...
  9. D

    Which DCC control system

    I'm a new member on this forum, but I have been busy reading up on DCC. I have been modelling OO for over 50 years and have always used analogue control, I actually quite enjoy the wiring 'challenge'. I am venturing into G scale, and got some track and an Aristocraft analogue controller a few...
  10. andyspencer

    LGB factory sound fault help??

    Hi all, I've got an LGB loco that I'm working on thats playing up on the sound. The loco was found to have an LGB onboard decoder which was a dead short across both wheels. This has been replaced and the loco now runs. The issue I've got is that I can't manually operate any sound function from...
  11. Administrator

    What are you all using?

    So what software and hardware are people using to automate DCC layouts?
  12. andyspencer

    Question about twin 55021 installs

    Hi all, I've got an LGB Shorty american tender loco LGB 20232) with sound in the tender. I'm looking at fitting it out for DCC - i know I need one decoder in the loco and one in the tender. I also know that both decoders need to be programmed to the same address. What I wanted to know is once...
  13. andyspencer

    LGB DCC Interface boards

    Hi all, Just wondering if anybody had any PCB boards that they might have removed from loco's kicking around. I'm after either the older type that take the 6pin plug with DIP switches or the newer type with the removable blanking plug. I'm converting several factory fitted onboard DCC models...
  14. Hutch

    My LGB 24771 Porter has eaten a smoke unit in analogue.

    When running in analogue mode my LGB 24771 Porter burnt out a smoke unit. Is there any way to turn the smoke unit off for analogue mode in the decoder? I can set the voltage to zero for DCC mode, but that didn't appear to effect analogue mode. I really don't want to waste an relatively...
  15. andyspencer

    LGB 55021, Works Analogue not DCC...

    Hi all, Just been playing around with a 55021. It seems to work fine on analogue with both motor control and directional lighting, but won't do a thing on DCC... I've done a factory reset using CV55. I've not checked what CV29 is, but assume it will now be set as DCC+Analogue. I will confirm...
  16. Bryan Thatcher

    DCC manufacturer/model recommendations

    I've done some research and I'm curious what you're using and why. Are some brands easier to set up? More reliable? Better documentation? One thing I would like to find is a system with a very basic wireless throttle, something a child could use, literally. Also one that could run an analog...
  17. Doddy

    The Demise of CREST and the Rise of Bluetooth 'Wireless' DCC

    Bluetooth Wireless DCC anybody? With the recent demise of the CREST Revolution. I was left with the dilemna of how to control my own high-power and external sound cards for large scale locomotives. - That is, in G, G3 and 5" scales which are currently controlled using extensive hardware...
  18. E

    New "full Throttle Features" Video Online!

  19. stockers

    Massoth Configuration Manual

    Massoth have split there decoder manual into two pieces. An installation manual for each decoder and a general configuration manual which covers all of the current eMotion decoders. I don't know when this change was made but the new manual is a bit more informative than the old one. Still a...
  20. muns

    Dummies Guide To Massoth Dcc - Suggestions For Topics

    Someone mentioned (Dave I think) on the Massoth & DCC point control thread that they would like a "Dummies guide" or "for dummies" type document/threads (or similar) in using their Massoth DCC system. Now I am not saying I will create any (I may) but it would be good to have a list of topics...