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Welcome to the website that coined the phrase "DCC Friendly!"

Wiring For DCC
Website Overview Clinic

Navigating the Website:
96 Webpages - >550 printed pages!

Home Page:
Blue Bar – DCC Topics

Table of Contents (What’s New):
Common Topics
What’s New
Pages updated on left-side menu

Site Map / Index
Site Map – Listing of all pages
Index – Cross referenced alphabetical index like a book

Right-side Menus
Keywords to topics
White & gray links

Q & A Forum
Ask your question to the forum.
May not be answered by me. Other engineers.
Source of inspiration for topics in website.

Overview of Site Contents
DCC for Beginners
Brief, simple answers to beginner questions. Points to more detailed information.

Track and Track2:

Track: General track and wire information
    Taillight bulbs for short limiting
    Buying Wire
    Short Detecting Beeper
    "Quarter Test" (Wiring Adequacy)
    Insulation Displacement Connectors

Track_2: Track wiring diagrams
    Feeder Wire Size (Feeder Experiment)    Bus Wire Size
    Feeder Placement
    Wiring Overview
    Layouts with Long Bus Runs
        Bus Terminations
        Twisted Bus Wires
    Reversing simple balloons, wyes, dogbones with crossovers, turntables
    Crossings and Double Crossovers
    Dual Gauge

Turnouts (Switches)
DCC Friendly
    Walthers DCC Friendly (Compatible), Peco, Atlas & Roco, Kato, Micro Engineering & BK Enterprises
Turnout Control
    Slow-Motion Switchmachine Configurations

Locomotive Installation Notes (40 locomotives)
Lighting: Using Miniature Lamps





Block Detection


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Thanks to all who contribute to this site and the Q&A forum!