Modeling With The Masters ® – DCC Introduction (Mick Moignard MMR ®)

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This MWTM ® programme of two 120-minute clinics is aimed at the DCC newbie. It is intended to offer an opportunity to learn what DCC is all about from the perspective of how it enhances building and more importantly, operating and enjoying a model railroad to the full.

5 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Session 1: 4pm to 6pm, Friday 25th October
Session 2: 11am to 1pm, Saturday 26th October

This clinic is limited to 6 participants – but you can add your name to a waitlist in case spaces open up

This MWTM ® programme of two 120-minute clinics is aimed at the DCC newbie. It is intended to offer an opportunity to learn what DCC is all about from the perspective of how it enhances building and more importantly, operating and enjoying a model railroad to the full.

The first session explores what DCC is, what the parts are and gives you some hands-on time with a DCC system and a locomotive.

Session 1 – Basic Principles and How DCC Works

  • A 30-40 minute talk on what DCC is and how it offers benefits in building and operating a model railroad. We’ll also look at what the 5 most important parts of a DCC system are, how they fit together. We’ll try to do this in a manner that helps you make choices about what you want from a DCC system, and to enable you to an idea now what questions to ask when discussing with other users, hobbyists and vendors. We’ll also look briefly at wiring a DCC layout, and lots of opportunities for questions.
  • An hour with a locomotive and a DCC system – we should have a small choice to play with. This enables you to see how simple a DCC system is to start up and shut down, and how to select and run a locomotive and operate its functions. Again, lots of opportunities for questions.
  • A brief wrap up with more opportunity for questions.

Session 2 will look at the DCC Locomotive

  • A short talk (30/40 minutes) on mobile decoders
  • We’ll look at how you make a choice for your locos, sound and non-sound, and how to install a decoder, concentrating on the various plug/socket arrangements available in today’s locomotive, but not forgetting those older models which don’t have a socket at all and which need hardwiring You should gain insights into how to choose and select decoders in the future for your locomotives. Lots of opportunities for questions.
  • An opportunity to look inside some RTR models and see how decoders are installed in them. You can even bring your own locomotives and discuss installation strategies for them.
  • We’ll then talk a little about what Configuration Variables (CV) are and what they do. You’ll then have a chance to do some simple CV changes on a locomotive and see or hear the effects.
  • A brief wrap-up and questions.

This is a FREE clinic – checkout button will ask you to go to PayPal, but it will not take you there and WILL NOT charge you