DC model trains have a lot of advantages over their digital counterparts. Read the top 3 advantages here.
Lastly, with a little ingenuity you can work around the limitations of DC to get many of the features you might have expected were only available with digital train sets. Multiple trains can be operated by splitting the track up into different electrical circuits or steam engines can be fitted with smoke generators for example.
So if you’re building a simple railway for young children to operate, are more interested in the model making or working to a tight budget DC is for you.
And of course, if the kids grow up, you want a more advanced railway or you win the lottery… You can always get DCC controllers and upgrade your DC trains.
Obviously, the are advantages of DCC model trains too but the advantages of DC trains, for me, still make it my preferred choice for smaller layouts.
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