What Is DCC?
What is a digital command control?
DCC is an acronym for Digital Command Control. To explain what command control is, some historical background is needed. Command control systems, both analog and digital, allow you to simulate prototypical train operation on your model railroad. With digital command control you can operate multiple locomotives independently at the same time on the same section of track without a computer and without blocking or other complex wiring schemes. Digital command control systems use digital data packets to communicate commands to decoders that control locomotives, turnouts and other devices used on the railroad. There are many different digital command control systems that you can find at TrainWorld.
What will it do for me and my railroad?
Simply put, DCC and other command control systems will let you "run your trains, not your track." DCC gives you the freedom to bring your railroad to life with truly prototypical operation at your fingertips!
Why use a digital system rather than an analog system?
Which Decoder is right for me?
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