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Wiring for DCC

While wiring can be easier than DC, you will eventually need to run more than 2 wires to your layout. Total beginer? - Be sure to read the Beginner's Guide to Digital Command Control first. The primary Wiring for Digital Command Control portal provides a complete list of wiring topics.

DCC manufacturers want you to think you can run your entire layout using just 2 wires. This doesn't account for buses, feeders, networking wires, power cords, throttle networks, etc.

  • Converting to DCC - If you are currently using DC, this article can help you get started on converting an existing layout to DCC.
  • Wiring Your Layout - Great overview of things you'll need to be prepared to wire and provides best practices.
  • Wiring Tools - You'll need some basic tools to successfully wire you're layout - learn about various hand and power tools that will can save you time and frustration.
  • Wire Sizes and Spacing - Using the wrong wire size can cause layout problems down the road. Plan ahead and use the correct wire for smooth operations.
  • Soldering - Learn about soldering track wires to provide a long-lasting physical and electrical connection. Provides helpful tips and cautions when soldering.

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