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Are you using DC, DCC or both on your N gauge layouts

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Your opinion? - DC or DCC (poll)
« on: October 17, 2013, 06:39:53 PM »
Friends,

With all the talk on locomotive sales now and in the future, what is your opinion concerning locomotive production continuing in DC as opposed to DCC?

Is DCC going to be the ONLY available situation?

Regards, Peter.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 07:30:56 AM by Sprintex, Reason: Edited for poll »
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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 06:45:14 PM »
It would probably mean that the locos will be available in DCC ready or with the chip fitted and DCC ready will run on DC just ticketyboo  ;)

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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 06:48:58 PM »
I agree with Scotsoft. I think that will continue for a few years yet!
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 07:28:55 PM »
A locomotive that will not run on DC will be of no interest to me!

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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 07:56:39 PM »
Could be a pointless debate as the way the energy companies are going we won't able to afford to run either :veryangry:

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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 08:03:16 PM »
We've gone through

"DCwhat ?"
"DCC hostile"
"DCC wiring points"
"DCC socket"
"DCC pre-fitted option"

but going further rather requires that the supplier can ship a built in decoder everyone wants, which can be trickier, and when it comes to sound gets hard.

I am sure we will eventually reach the point where DCC pre-fitted is the most common choice and then DCC blanking plate becomes the "special order" version. beyond that I'm really not sure.

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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 08:30:58 PM »
Nobby - there's always clockwork or solar powered layouts.

So that's everyone in Scotland & Wales screwed then  :confused1:

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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 08:47:32 PM »
Isn't there already a chip that when fitted will either run on DC or DCC? The Peco Collett I have does!

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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2013, 09:47:20 PM »
Isn't there already a chip that when fitted will either run on DC or DCC? The Peco Collett I have does!

All chips are supposed to but the cheap Bachmann one seems not to support it.

It works with clean DC but not with some of the funky pulse controllers.
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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2013, 10:03:08 PM »
Isn't there already a chip that when fitted will either run on DC or DCC? The Peco Collett I have does!

All chips are supposed to but the cheap Bachmann one seems not to support it.

It works with clean DC but not with some of the funky pulse controllers.

I'm still using Farish Powerbox 0199 controllers with my DC stuff and never get any issues with them, but then again they were made for N Gauge.

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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2013, 10:40:33 PM »
Isn't there already a chip that when fitted will either run on DC or DCC? The Peco Collett I have does!

The Peco Collett has a Lenz chip that 'recognises' DC and DCC.
If, at some point in the future, there is a mass switch to DCC (and I don't believe it will happen), I just hope all manufacturers follow Peco's example.

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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2013, 12:09:40 AM »
For alternate energy sources many years ago National Semiconductor were experimenting with nuclear powered Ic's they called them fission chips, it made an article in the New Scientist magazine dated 01/04/1983 I worked at TMC at the time we were all quite impressed.


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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2013, 04:13:03 AM »
Strikes me as being a bit unfair on the DCers who are inevitably going to have to pay more for a loco which contains something they don't need... the Peco Collet being a case in point... it is expensive.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 04:50:55 AM by Bealman »
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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2013, 04:45:07 AM »
For alternate energy sources many years ago National Semiconductor were experimenting with nuclear powered Ic's they called them fission chips, it made an article in the New Scientist magazine dated 01/04/1983 I worked at TMC at the time we were all quite impressed.


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Nice try, but no-one took the bait ;)


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Re: Your opinion?
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2013, 04:54:32 AM »
I had a grin but thought it better not to encourage him. :D

Actually not bad, Graham!   :thumbsup:
George
« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 08:05:55 AM by Bealman »
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