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Wiring & Maintenance

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With so many books available at your local hobby shop, (We entered more than 70 into this list with our first compilation) weeding out the useful ones from the duds can be a daunting task.  It is our hope that you will be able to use this area to find the types of information that your interested in.


Basic DCC Wiring for Your Model Railroad: A Beginner's Guide to Decoders, DCC Systems, and Layout Wiring
by Mike Polsgrove

Get started with Digital Command Control (DCC)! This how-to guide covers the basics, with an overview of DCC, track wiring, cab bus wiring, and converting an existing layout to DCC. Written by Mike Polsgrove, Model Railroader s columnist on DCC.

The DCC Guide: How to Select and Use Your Command Control System
by Don Fiehmann

Digital Command Control (DCC) is the latest improvement in electrical operation of model trains, but its so much more. DCC can help model trains take advantage of all the new features in modern model trains like realistic sound and smoother switching and running. This comprehensive, all-new volume helps modelers get the most out of DCC with diagrams and photos showing how DCC works, from wiring, to installing and setting decoders in running equipment, to throttle units. The DCC Guide presents an overview of the product lines available and helps modelers select the right system for their plans. Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 80 pages; 80 color photos; 55 illustrations;

DCC Projects & Applications
by Mike Polsgrove

DCC Projects & Applications Vol. 2 answers questions about starting with or upgrading Digital Command Control equipment, selecting state-of-the-art gear, and installing and operating these new electronics. Based on the popular Model Railroader magazine column, DCC Corner, this volume focuses on actual readers problems and gives real-world solutions that apply to commonly available contemporary equipment.

Maintaining & Repairing Your Scale Model Trains (Model Railroader)
by Jim Volhard

Helps any model railroader learn fundamental repair skills. By mastering some basic skills, modelers can save money on repairs and avoid frustrations that may cause them to abandon the hobby altogether! With simple, instructional information, this book covers the basic techniques needed to maintain and repair DC-powered scale model locomotives, rolling stock, and layouts. Each chapter includes step-by-step instructions, photos, and illustrations. Also includes various enhancement projects. The only repair/maintenance guide available.

 


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