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A DCC sound decoder compared to an HO and N Scale FA series locomotive
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A Digitrax DCC system.
What is the DCC Wiki?

The DCCWiki is an encyclopedia all about Digital Command Control used in railroad modeling and it is written collaboratively by many of its readers, meaning even you can add or update articles.

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New to DCC?

New to DCC?

You can start exploring Digital Command Control and the DCC Wiki by reading the Introduction to DCC article and following the tutorials about Digital Command Control.

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Getting Started with DCC

Components of a DCC system

  • Command Station - Controls your DCC layout.
  • Boosters - Getting power and signals to trains.
  • Decoders - Includes stationary and mobile types.
  • Power supplies - Getting power from standard electrical outlet to your booster.
  • Throttles - Control your trains.
    • Throttle Network - Connecting your throttles to the layout.
      • LocoNet - Digitrax's throttle network - used to connect various components of a Digitrax system together.
      • XpressNet - Lenz's throttle network - used to connect Lenz, and compatable, components together.
      • CAN Bus - The throttle network used by Zimo.

Here are few places where DCC can be used other than your typical indoor track layout.