If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in building a model railroad or looking for something specific on the topic- Perhaps you’re still on the fence?
Over the years, I have found that when people see or visit a good layout, the modeler is always asked three basic questions: how much?, how long did it take to build?, and when will it be finished? while some of us get asked a fourth, and in my mind, the most important and golden question.. “where and how I can get started?” – all of these are actually easy to answer..
Then, some time later (a few weeks, months or even years), we all end up asking similar questions and run into similar issues- especially about DCC, Signalling, Automation and Computerization..
When we only had DC, the answers and solutions were actually quite understandable- and then came along DCC, with new possibilities and endless configuration options..
While DCC promises and offers many advantages, with it comes numerous challenges, which sadly may lead to countless hours of trying to figuring out stuff, the realization that there are indeed “dead technologies” and the utmost frustration of having to re-wire layouts simply because it was not done with the possibility of things like Automation in mind!
In between these pages I try to unravel some of the mysteries of DCC, Model Railway Automation and offer some insight I have found or come across.
As can be expected, this site covers various interesting Model Railway topics, but with a focus on DCC, Automation and presents numerous useful electronic projects for you to use, or just as a reference for troubleshooting.
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While some content is blatantly borrowed from others,
the majority is freshly ground for your tasting delight!
The content presented across these pages is dedicated to one thing – promoting Model Railways
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