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I am scratchbuilding a turntable, and I'd like to operate it using DCC. I don't need a sound decoder or one that controls extra functions, just one that controls the speed and direction of the motor I'm using. Any recommendations for decoders to use for this purpose?
Those of you who are familiar with the Atlas HO Turntable know it's pretty much impossible to find a ready-made solution to add DCC indexing capability. It doesn't support an easy way to add indexing like the more expensive Walthers turntables. But for me, an Atlas turntable was ideal because of...
I realized that I needed to stay small in order to stay on budget, so I minimized the layout best I could. It's now 4 feet wide and 9 feet long.
- I can run two trains at once.
- It has a reversing track. Only works from one direction but I can throw the train in reverse if needed. For a 4-by-9...
Anyone out there able to speak to the operational differences between the "old" Walthers built-up turntables and the new DCC built-ups? I have the 130' modern built-up turntable, but am curious if the DCC version enhances performance or operation in any way, particularly in terms of stopping...
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