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 Posted: Sun Jan 2nd, 2011 09:12 pm
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Larry T
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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?

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 Posted: Mon Jan 3rd, 2011 01:57 pm
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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.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 3rd, 2011 06:34 pm
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It is possible but wouid take messing with the speed parameters CV of the DCC loco to "match" the analog loco's speed. Why not just put a DCC decoder in the analog loco to make things easier?

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 Posted: Mon Jan 3rd, 2011 07:03 pm
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Don't know zip about DCC, but isn't the track voltage constant?



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 Posted: Mon Jan 3rd, 2011 07:51 pm
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With what I have garnered it probably the easiest thing to do Woodie; there are many inexpensive decoders available now that this seems to be the way to go...thanx all...LT

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 Posted: Mon Jan 3rd, 2011 08:58 pm
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Well, actually the easiest thing to do is get rid of all dcc stuff and go radio control with onboard batteries! How's that for a snarky answer? If you did, you'd never be sorry...

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 Posted: Mon Jan 3rd, 2011 11:21 pm
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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.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 3rd, 2011 11:36 pm
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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!

                      Woodie

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 Posted: Mon Jan 3rd, 2011 11:51 pm
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That's all you do Woodie. ;)

RC is easy. Buy a Losi ESC, a li-po battery and a TX. Stuff the Losi ESC into the engine. Stuff the li-po into the engine. Turn on TX. Go. Done. :)

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 Posted: Tue Jan 4th, 2011 03:32 pm
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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...

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