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    Greetings from a newbee here. I am planning to build the Scenic and Relaxed layout. I am going to do everything "by the book" . The book being Atlas nine n scale railroads. The only difference I want to do is wire it for DCC rather than the DC wiring shown. What do I need to do to convert this layout to DCC. I plan on using MRC Prodigy expresss 2 system. Thanking you in advance for any input.

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    I can't speak to your question, but welcome aboard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by holodniak View Post
    What do I need to do to convert this layout to DCC.
    DCC-friendly turnouts are a good start. But set aside the hooey you might have encountered that all DCC requires is only two wires to the track and you're good to go. That's bad advice. Run a search for "Wiring for DCC" and you'll find some good sites with details and pictures that will be invaluable to you.

    Also, look up the topic here on No-Ox. You'll want to treat your track and locomotives per the article.

    You'll need to learn to use a 40-watt soldering iron to get good, clean joints. It's not hard, just takes a little practice.

    Sounds like a lot to digest, and might be. But your trains will run better and you'll enjoy things better in the long run.

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    Here is a track list and layout for Scenic with DCC and new to the hobby friendly Kato track.

    http://www.katousa.com/track-plans/scenic-ridge.html

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    I would definitely go with the Kato track. You'll save yourself a lot of headaches. And I wouldn't be too concerned with going 'by the book'. Atlas sells track. Their designs reflect that...

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