21st May 2010, 07:21 PM
DCC in a Box by Reality Reduced
I'm back with a new and different project. I'm building a DCC system in a box to power my home NTrak layout as well as to take to NTrak shows to improve operation. Rather than do a step-by-step how-to I've gone a different route focusing on why I made the choices I made, and what things you should think about while building your DCC system.
This is a multipart effort, it will take several blog posts and YouTube videos to show all of the details. I've shot a lot of footage, and I'm just starting to turn it into articles. In real life I'm about 90% done, and let me tell you the final product is going to be great!
The series kicks off with my "givens and druthers" article and a teaser video. See:
I've also gotten the first segment done, which is all about how I'm powering my box. I think you'll find I'm doing something a bit unconventional for a model railroad by borrowing from the Ham Radio community.
I'm starting a thread on each of the major forums to try and keep all the comments and questions in a single thread. I may be a little coy until the entire set of segments is up, but rest assured I will answer any and all questions.
As always, I also want to know how your DCC system is set up. I encourage folks to make video responses and post them on YouTube, or write on your own blog and link in one of these forum posts. At the end of this project I'll post a wrap up article in my blog with links to all the videos and articles I can find.
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21st May 2010, 07:23 PM
Very neat. Your videos are great, keep it up!
21st May 2010, 09:20 PM