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01-27-2007 11:32 PM  10 years agoPost 21
MikeC

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Wow, then you get a very good deal.
No, you stole it!

I paid about $200 for my MRC Prodigy Advance DCC system which didn't include a decoder!

Mike

Century Swift, TREX 450, Blade MCX, Spektrum DX7

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01-28-2007 12:06 AM  10 years agoPost 22
leejax01

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LHS sold it to me. They have 7 more. I looked on Ebay and saw the same one for 124 plus shipping, so I guessed that I came out on top.

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01-28-2007 12:41 AM  10 years agoPost 23
RonRock

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When I got away from HO the DCC was just starting to come around. Has it really taken off? It looked like a fantastic control system back then. In these days of computers I would think computer control would be standard. Just curious, I miss my HO layout, but wow what a time guzzler it was.

This Thing Has More Bugs Than a Big City Flop House.

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01-28-2007 01:49 AM  10 years agoPost 24
leejax01

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It is fine so far. Made me think of a radio controlled train. I was controlling the speed/functions of the 2 seperate engines and was able to link them and run as a unit also. Put on on Ch1 and the other stayed on ch.3...pretty cool and would recommend to anyone who has not tried them yet. Where can I get a simple plan for an HO lay out? Something that will fit on a 4'x8' sheet of wood?

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01-28-2007 02:05 AM  10 years agoPost 25
MikeC

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DCC is the cat's meow for train control, even for a small layout. It eliminates all the block wiring and makes for more realistic control. I'd never go back the stone age again!

Hobby shops or the library will have track plan books, many are designed for a 4x* sheet of plywood.

Mike

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01-28-2007 02:09 AM  10 years agoPost 26
leejax01

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Nothing on the web as for as 4x8 layouts? I have tried other sites and searches, but nothing so far. Can you use DCC on the regular tracks instead of the EZ track??

Found this though:

http://www.trainplayer.com/Site2/Us...ck%20Plans.html

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01-28-2007 03:12 AM  10 years agoPost 27
MikeC

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Can you use DCC on the regular tracks instead of the EZ track??
DCC can be used on any track, any scale. It's just a matter of using the correct size decoder for the locomotive you've got.

Mike

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01-28-2007 03:59 AM  10 years agoPost 28
rudyy

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4x8 Layout??

Try the Atlas RR: http://www.atlasrr.com/Code100web/index.htm

Rudy

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02-28-2007 01:14 AM  10 years agoPost 29
leejax01

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OH don't tell him to go to a train show!!!
I went to a train show.
My HO fleet is now:
Athearn Santa Fe SD45-2 W DCC/Sound
Athearn Genesis Santa Fe F3 A&B units pending DCC/SOund
Proto 2000 Santa Fe GP- something with high hood DCC/Sound
Atlas Gold CSX Dash w DCC/Sound
Atlas Gold Santa Fe Dash DCC/Sound
Proto 2000 GP-38 Union Pacific w DCC/Sound
Athearn Blue Florida East Coast w DCC
Atheran Blue CSX Dash w DCC
Atlas GP40 Union Pacific w DCC
Athearn Big Boy 4-8-8-4 steam Loco w DCC/Sound
I have about 2-3 other DC trains that I don't run nor my sons Thomas stuff. Have over 40 rolling stock cars the last I checked, but got 16 more between yesterday and today, so your guess is as good as mine.

My lay out is now 5'x10' with electric turn outs(no more manual ones). Getting ready to start a real lay out complete with a Bascule bridge and 2-3 more bridges and hopefully a turntable. Bought the buildings already and looking for some more.

Actually pulled 30 plus cars last night with the Big Boy before I called it quits for the night as 3 hours went by in no time. Anyone has a nice HO layout that they are wanting to get rid of? DCC or DC ready no matter, just as long as the turn outs are in good shape

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02-28-2007 05:41 AM  10 years agoPost 30
blinny

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looks like some one is having fun train shows can put you in the poor house if you are not careful...but you can get some great deals looks like you have a nice line up of locomotives

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02-28-2007 07:15 AM  10 years agoPost 31
Hughes500Pilot

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Forget trains... Go for a 1/90 scale monorail. These things are so cool. They have switches and everything. -Steve

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02-28-2007 12:04 PM  10 years agoPost 32
leejax01

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Nice monorail. Can it be converted to DCC? Where did you get it?

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03-02-2007 04:45 AM  10 years agoPost 33
leejax01

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DCC Decoder question

I bought an Athearn Genesis Union Pacific SD-70(one with the US flag) to replace a GP40 as to pull more cars easliy and it said I had to replace the circuit board to run DCC/Sound. I opened the shell, and saw the quick plug connector(flat wide white one). I had a Digitrax decoder to fit and installed, but all I got was directional lights, but no ditch lights. Any ideas? May have to call Athearn or Digitrax if I can't figure it out or drop it off to a place called Bulls Street Station in Savannah Georgia when I am up there again as no LHS in Jax. will work on trains.

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