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 Posted: Sun Dec 18th, 2011 12:29 am
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titus



Joined: Thu Aug 21st, 2008
Location: Colorado USA
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I started with a Digitrax Zephyr. I used it for a couple weeks and then decided not to keep it. I've seen a number of great reviews for it but I just wasn't impressed. A little while later I picked up a 2nd hand NCE PowerCab from a guy who was upgrading to a bigger setup. Overall I've been pretty happy with it but I'm certainly by no means dedicated to NCE.

I think you'll find systems from most manufacturers offer some kind of upgrade path and given a manual and a few personality tweaks here and there are somewhat the same. The one thing I wish I had paid more attention to was the speed control input. On the NCE there are two options for this. One is a scroll wheel, similar to what you'd find in a computer mouse, and the second is soft touch up and down buttons.

I don't really care for either and would have liked either a circular knob or some other device for controlling speed. One last thing though is that I'm still glad I went with NCE. It seems to be far more popular in my area which means I was already setup for the local module group should I join them. As someone mentioned that's also something to consider.

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