N DCC Installs Volume 1 is a how-to video about installing Digital Command Control (DCC) decoders into N scale diesels.
Digital Command Control (DCC) has revolutionized the operation of model trains. It offers a level of control over lights, motion, and sound that was not possible with older DC systems. With DCC each locomotive can operate independently on the same piece of track. Layout wiring becomes much easier. There are no toggle switches to worry about.
As with anything there are some trade offs. Using DCC requires a decoder in each locomotive. Some newer N scale locomotives are available with decoders already installed. Those are ready to use.
Others need a bit more work. Some models are DCC ready but lack a decoder. Putting DCC in these models is usually pretty easy.
In N DCC Installs Volume 1 we値l tackle 13 real-world examples of DCC installs. We値l start with some simple plug-and-play installs. We値l cover several of the most common locomotive frame designs.
For example, most Kato N scale diesels are very similar under the hood. Putting a decoder into a Kato SD70ACe is pretty much the same as putting a decoder into a Kato SD70MAC or an SD40-2.
What about older models? N DCC Installs Volume 1 shows how to deal with those. We値l cover installs that require some soldering.
What if there is simply no room for a decoder in an older model? We値l cover that as well. We値l show how to make modifications to a locomotive痴 frame. We値l show how to rewire a model to make it DCC-friendly. We値l even add sound to two of the models!
N DCC Installs Volume 1 features models by some of the most popular N scale manufacturers. We致e tried to include enough variety to provide examples of typical issues you壇 be likely to encounter. The techniques in N DCC Installs Volume 1 apply to just about any locomotive.
Decoders may change over time as newer technology becomes available. Newer locomotive models will be introduced. The installation procedures will likely remain the same.
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1 Hour, 01 Min
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CD (Chandler AZ USA) on 2016-02-04 22:34:13.
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5 of 5
Great DVD on installing DCC in locomotives, I feel he covered it very well in 60 minutes, his instructions were very clear for a newbee with DCC. He looked at 13 different engines and what was involved in installing DCC in a locomotive. He also covered putting sound in a loco and lights.
Additional remarks by CD: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Yes. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Excellent Value! Recommend to others?A "Must Have"!