DC/DCC

DC (Direct Current) and DCC (Digital Command Control) are two ways in which to power your model railway. This section is dedicated to the varied world of both as we try to demystify one of the most debated subjects in railway modelling. 

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How to animate a shunter

Hornby's attractive, versatile shunter is proving popular with modellers and…

23 June 2020

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How to design a control panel for your model railway

Switches, wires, lights and push buttons combine in these often-complex spaces.…

17 June 2020

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How to fit and program a DCC point motor

Fitting point motors used to mean lots of time-consuming wiring and soldering,…

26 May 2020

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Wiring your model railway: top tips

When it works, we ignore its existence, when it doesn’t, we can be tempted to…

07 April 2020

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How to fit a DCC uncoupler

Tired of manually uncoupling your rolling stock on a shunting layout? We install…

04 April 2020

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The BRM Guide to DCC Decoders

Struggling to differentiate between your digital chips? In our latest online…

24 March 2020

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The BRM guide to decoder CVs

Fine-tuning a digital decoder to suit driving or operating requirements can seem…

21 August 2019

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How to wire a reversing DC loop

Adding a return loop to your layout increases operational flexibility, but can…

29 July 2019

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Model Railway Design Software: Everything you need to know

Here we take a closer look at how software can benefit your model railway and…

09 July 2019

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DCC controllers for model railways

We tackle all things DCC in our online article, where we aim to dispel some of…

23 May 2019

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How to use model railway software to make operation of your DCC layout easier

We explain why computer control can make operation of your DCC layout easier,…

14 April 2019

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How to fit DCC sound into a Dapol N Gauge 'Hall'

We show you how to fit DCC Sound into an N gauge Dapol GWR ‘Hall’ 4-6-0.

24 October 2018

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How to set up a DCC decoder

Setting up a DCC decoder properly can be simple, as as we prove in this…

24 October 2018

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