I am new to On30/DCC and have a few analog engines and a few DCC equipped engines(same models). My question is, can I Mu an analog engine behind a like DCC unit once both have been ID-ed to my Digitrax system?
Someone may know better than me, but I don't see anyway of making this work. DC locos shpould run off of DC power packs. DCC equiped locos should run off of DCC systems. Some DCC systems allow you to run one DC loco, but this is hard on the DC motor. Just my opinion.
I have been lurking around and trying to get 'into' On30 radio control. I have just liquidated all my 'G' scale radio control RR to change to this scale. The transition to R/C Batt operation is a bit more than a neophyte like me can put his arms around. If it were more plug and play I would be there in a heart beat. I loved the 'G' world R/C. The future of smaller scale R/C is just around the corner as I see it and will be a very popular item as it will probably service HO as well as On30, etc. I want to get my construction under way soon and had to make the choice.
Hey Larry-just go to the radio control part here on freerails and you will see that it is far simpler to install radio than installing DCC and then wading through a book to learn how to program it. If I can do it, I know you can!
DCC is OK, I am just stirring the pot..
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Yet another question; can sound cards adapt to any of these R/C installations? I did read the input by Bill Fornshell in the R/C section posted in Aug. but nothing more...it seems to be a start for sound installation with R/C...
Last edited on Tue Jan 4th, 2011 05:30 pm by Larry T