DCC

Digital Command Control

The digital system uses only two wires for transmiting orders to the layout, the track. We can control locomotives, turnouts and signaling. The track voltage is diferent from an analog model railroad, here goes power and data according to NMRA standards.

DCC Signal

These are the conferences about digital that I presented in Firatren:

Introduccion al digital DCC Introduccion al control por ordenador Control total por ordenador.pdf
Castellano Introduccion_al_digital_DCC_Firatren_2012.pdf
Castellano Introduccion_al_control_ordenador_Firatren_2014.pdf
Castellano Control_total_ordenador_Firatren_2014.pdf



The main components of a DCC system are:

 

Command Station Accessory Decoder Loco Decoder Feedback Booster

The description and construction of each component is:

Command Station v.2D

Controls the model railway

Booster

Send power and data to the track

Loco decoder

Instaled on every locomotive controls its speed and lights

Function decoder

Adds supplementary functions or sound to a locomotive

Accesory decoder

Controls turnouts and signaling

Feedback

Detects trains for automatic control

RailCom

Bi-directional communications

Computer

Automatic control of the layout

CV

Configuration Variables

Other

Other kits for the layout