HO Scale Layout-- Post 3 (11/4) DCC Wiring & Set-up

Posted by John Brady on

Wiring and setting up the Digital Command Control (DCC) system for the layout.

The Model Rectifier Corp. (MRC) Prodigy Express Squared system was chosen. It provides the perfect amount of power for a small layout such as ours. It is reliable and easy-to-use, yet shares many of the features of more advanced MRC systems.

This DCC system features:
- Command station, tethered throttle, and 1.6 Amp power supply
- Easy-to-follow instructions printed on the handheld
- 28 accessory functions
- Read and program CV's
- Program on the main or on the program track
- Two or four digit addressing (0-9999 addresses available)
- Supports advanced consisting for realistic multiple-unit lashups
- Simultaneously run multiple throttles
- Recall and stack features
- Decoder readback
- Capable of working with JMRI software
- Easily expandable with other MRC products, including wireless throttles and a WiFi module for smartphone app control

With its compact size, simple setup, and easy-to-follow instructions, plus the capability for expansion, the MRC Prodigy Express Squared is the perfect system that any DCC model railroader will not soon outgrow

DCC wiring on our layout:

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