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DCC

Adding inertia to DCC locomotives

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One of the smarter features of DCC locomotives is the ability to simulate inertia. [...]

DCC Sound Speaker Comparison – make your locos sound better

Adding sound chips to your locos makes a world of difference to a layout but not all model train speakers are created equal as Richard Croft from Road and [...]

The number one tip for successful DCC upgrades

Want great running DCC conversions of your analogue trains? He's an often overlooked tip that will dramatically improve DCC conversion performance. [...]

What’s the difference between DCC Ready and DCC Fitted

It's a sore spot for many railway modellers. What are your thoughts? [...]

DC or DCC? What do you prefer and why

This is one of those topics that everyone has a view on. But what do real-world modellers prefer? [...]

DCC Trains: Why You’ll Be Thrilled, 5 Exciting Advantages

I've gone on record before as saying that I prefer analogue / DC trains over digital but there are six reasons I get envious. [...]

What’s the difference between DCC and DC trains – which is best?

When first starting out you'll undoubtedly come across two terms — DC and DCC. What does DCC mean, what are the differences? Which should you get? [...]