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DCC and Wiring

These videos show best practices and helpful tips for using electricity and command systems on model railroads.
Add a solar-powered light to a large-scale cabin

Add a solar-powered light to a large-scale cabin

Garden Railways Editor Hal Miller shows step-by-step how to illuminate a PIKO cabin kit with...

Add Bluetooth control to your locomotives with BlueRailDCC

Add Bluetooth control to your locomotives with BlueRailDCC

Everything runs on Bluetooth these days, so why not your locomotives? BlueRailDCC from Tam Valley...

How-to Library: DCC Operation – JMRI with Pi

How-to Library: DCC Operation – JMRI with Pi

MRVP's Ben Lake explains the essential components and process for establishing a digital means to...

How-to Library: DCC decoder and capacitor install for a On30 Heisler

How-to Library: DCC decoder and capacitor install for a On30 Heisler

See how David Popp installed a Bachmann Trains DCC sound decoder and TCS capacitor into...

How-to Library: Arduinos in Model Railroading  – Part 3 Use servos to save your trains

How-to Library: Arduinos in Model Railroading – Part 3 Use servos to save your trains

In part 3 of this MRVP mini-series, Gerry Leone resumes his helpful instructions for working...

How-to Library: DCC Sound Decoder Installation for Small Steam Locomotives

How-to Library: DCC Sound Decoder Installation for Small Steam Locomotives

In this episode of MRVP Tech, David Popp dives into adding a DCC sound decoder...

How-to Library: Arduinos in Model Railroading  – Part 4 Background Sounds

How-to Library: Arduinos in Model Railroading – Part 4 Background Sounds

To conclude this MRVP mini-series, part 4 presents Gerry Leone's tips and tricks for using...

How-to Library: Arduinos in Model Railroading  – Part  1 The Basics

How-to Library: Arduinos in Model Railroading – Part 1 The Basics

If the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions "Arduino" is a new...

How-to Library: Arduinos in Model Railroading  – Part 2 The Mill Creek Animation

How-to Library: Arduinos in Model Railroading – Part 2 The Mill Creek Animation

In part 2 of this MRVP mini-series, Gerry Leone is back with more helpful insights...

How-to Library: DCC Installation for large layouts, Part 5 – Going wireless

How-to Library: DCC Installation for large layouts, Part 5 – Going wireless

In this concluding episode of MRVP's Digital Command Control installation series, David Popp teams up...

How-to Library: DCC Installation for large layouts, Part 3 – Adding a Smart Booster

How-to Library: DCC Installation for large layouts, Part 3 – Adding a Smart Booster

Enhancing our project layout's Digital Command Control system to allow additional cabs requires the installation...

How-to Library: DCC Installation for large layouts, Part 2 – Adding a cab bus

How-to Library: DCC Installation for large layouts, Part 2 – Adding a cab bus

Ready for the next step to installing Digital Command Control on a large model railroad?...

How-to Library: DCC Installation for large layouts, Part 4 – Setting up power districts

How-to Library: DCC Installation for large layouts, Part 4 – Setting up power districts

Tired of hassling with an entire layout shutdown when a single train derails on your...

How-to Library: DCC Installation for large layouts, Part 1 – Bus lines

How-to Library: DCC Installation for large layouts, Part 1 – Bus lines

In this all-new MRVP series, watch and learn as David Popp walks you through, step-by-step,...

Video: Automate the sound on your LGB circus car

Video: Automate the sound on your LGB circus car

VIDEO: Accucraft’s Southern Pacific 2-6-0

VIDEO: Accucraft’s Southern Pacific 2-6-0

DCC Programming: episode 4 – locomotive speed matching

DCC Programming: episode 4 – locomotive speed matching

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How-To Library: Install an N scale drop-in decoder in a Kato MP36PH

How-To Library: Install an N scale drop-in decoder in a Kato MP36PH

Drop-in decoders make installing DCC in N scale locomotives about as easy as it gets....

Walthers HO scale Railtech Digital Command Control diesel train set

Walthers HO scale Railtech Digital Command Control diesel train set

Model Railroader's Steven Otte looks at Walthers new HO scale Railtech train set with DCC....

How to install a DCC decoder in a Stewart F-unit

How to install a DCC decoder in a Stewart F-unit

Terry Thompson shows you how to install a basic NCE Digital Command Control decoder in...