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Old 15-06-2018, 03:13 AM   #31
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OK, my tuppence worth

If I was starting out, I would go DCC as it allows for sounds. loco lights etc and the easier ability to have multiple trains being moved in a station at the same time ( like I have on my layout with 5 operators - my main station has upto 4 trains on the move at the same time - far easier with DCC than DC & cab control)

But saying that, if you intend to be a lone operator with one loco on the go at any one time & not interested in sounds, etc, then DC serves the purpose.

Both have their good & bad points. it all depends on how the layout is going to be operated.

Certainly this layout http://www.bnsfrr.net/operations.html would be a real pain under DC.
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There have always been very complicated layouts that have run on DC for many many years. Even if, and you never know, I went DCC sound would never be part of it, or lights come to that.
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Old 15-06-2018, 08:46 AM   #33
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That is true, just that DCC makes life easier on the big layouts for multiple operators.
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Certainly this layout http://www.bnsfrr.net/operations.html would be a real pain under DC.
One thing for an American layout is that they tend to run large consists of locos, in the linked layout there are a good few with 3 or 4 while it wouldn't be impossible to create them in DC, DCC systems allow them to be made up easily anywhere on the track.
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There have always been very complicated layouts that have run on DC for many many years. Even if, and you never know, I went DCC sound would never be part of it, or lights come to that.
Do you not think you could be tempted by just a little "chuff" from a shunter?
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Do you not think you could be tempted by just a little "chuff" from a shunter?
Time to put on a tin hat and take shelter - forgive him Lord, for he knows not what he has done.
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If I may put my oar in as someone who has just acquired an elink. Something it allows you to do is have the train come into the station, uncouple the loco, run round the train and pull out of the station. I must add however I haven't got it going yet! DCC is a good thing to get if you enjoy running a station, playing announcements, keeping the trains on time etc.
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I’d rather give up the hobby.
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