Well John, I'm partially into DCC.  I wired my DCC into my block toggles and switch to DC or DCC depending on what I'm running.

 

I was undecided on what to buy, but went with the MRC Prodigy2 system, mainly because Micro-Mark had one-heck-uv-a-deal on them a several of years back. 

 

I like it.  It's easy for a Luddite like me to use and understand.  A nice thing about the MRC system is commonly used commands are listed on back of the hand held controller for reference. 

 

Plus, when I upgraded to their wireless Prodigy controller, while there were some glitches in the early version, MRC's support was second to none in straightening out the issues.

 

As to decoders, I've been using Lenz JST-Gold(non-sound) decoders in AM and SHS locomotives with no problems.  Control and running qualities are excellent.  I also have one factory Digitrax Tsunami equipped SHS 2-8-0 with excellent sound and control.

 

Rusty

Originally Posted by johntech:

Thank you for the reply Rusty

 

What would be the difference of the block toggles between DC and DCC? Do you wire DC and DCC the same?

John, as my railroad was DC, the block toggles were aready in place.  They're double pole, double throw, center-off toggle switches.  Although it's a relatively small single track railroad, it gave me the ability to run two trains at once if I wanted to.

 

Basically, I just disconnected one of my standard throttles from the terminal strip that supplys one side of the toggles and connected my DCC sytem there.  In my case, left is DCC, right is DC.

 

It also has the advantage of being able to isolate sections in case something shorts out somewhere.

 

Rusty

 


 

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