DCC Sound takes over

2 Feb

With the arrival of the SLW class 24, my paused plans for using DCC Sound had to be dusted off. No changes were required on the layout as the wiring allows for DC, DCC or both. Being a pure amateur, I still use a Dynamis Probox controller but for a small layout, it is more than fit for purpose.

I had a small fleet of DCC Sound fitted locos and a quick rebuild saw my spare Hornby Sentinel fitted with a ZIMO Micro chip with Digitrains sound file.

Taking a caution first approach, we ran the layout as DC on Saturday morning to make sure everything was behaving. At shift change Saturday lunchtime, I launched the DCC take over. It was a very satisfying, if steep learning curve, the SLW 25 in particular needs a wholly different driving approach but rewards you when you get the hang of it. The Sentinel ran very well and sounds excellent. The other locos, a Legomanbiffo 26 using a Loksound V4 chip performed well and also sounds superb. The older locos, a factory fitted 25 and Howes 27 on Loksound V3.5 performed less well and will be replaced with newer chips as funds permit.

I have uploaded a brief video of the layout running DCC on youtube:

 

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2 Responses to “DCC Sound takes over”

  1. bickersgateblog February 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    Those ncb tipper wagons really look the business!

    • Black and Decker Boy February 3, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

      Thank you, a slow build with a little bit left to do but they add something different to the layout.

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