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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2018 05:06 pm
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I will be buying a new DCC system soon as my other system is worn out.I have just come across the Easy DCC,are they good ,not so good or indifferent?Any comments would be appreciated.If you prefer please send me a  private message to keep the comments private,I trust comments from folks who know of the system and maybe own or have used one ,rather than the sales hype in brochures.From their sale brochures, they seem to be  good and cheaper than some other brands,the only downfall I see is the use of co-ax cable rather than utp cable.So please constructive comments would be appreciated..........Peter.



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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2018 05:34 pm
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Here's a review in MR's forum. This one is for the Aussies.
Keep in mind that the throttle bus is proprietary ( seems like the one Keith Gutierrez used back in CTC-16 days ).

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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2018 05:47 pm
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Our N Scale club uses Easy DCC and most people at the club are happy with it. They do limit the number of radio cabs you can use but if you have a small layout with few trains that is not a problem.

If you plan to have sound locomotives you may want a program booster. The cab bus can be both coax or utp style.

Several of the members that had Easy DCC at home have or are changing to other systems. Each system has it's good points.

If there are some clubs near you or other model railroaders you might spend some time with them. Ask them about the things they have problems with as well as the good points.

I use the NCE DCC. It is easy to learn. I have a PowerCab for programing. I have a 10 Amp radio cab system for my large scale and an SB5, DB5 setup for smaller scales.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2018 08:17 pm
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Many years back I used the Bachmann E-Z DCC COmmand Control System on a small On30 layout.  Very simple to use.  Picked it up off eBay for a low price.  Fine for small to medium size home layouts.  Still got it somewhere.



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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2018 10:35 pm
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I loved my CVP Easy DCC.  Very user friendly.  I still have it.  I used jacks, not the Airwire because my layout was linear.  Never had an issue with it.  



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 Posted: Wed Mar 14th, 2018 04:04 pm
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:rah:Thanks for your replies,great food for thought,like a lot of folks these days,I have to be careful how I spend the money.Value for money and easy to use,the mind is a bit slower these days.:old dude::2t:



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 Posted: Wed Mar 14th, 2018 09:24 pm
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I'm a pretty bright person, IQ-wise, but electrical stuff baffles me. So I needed something that didn't require an electrical engineering degree.
I bought a MRC Prodigy Express system and it's worked great for me. It's very user-friendly, even for folks who've never used it before.
I've run on layouts with Digitrax and frankly, I don't like the system at all (and am not clear why so many people use it).



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