DCCWiki book outline
Due to the nature of Wiki's, this is not a complete listing of this website. Consider this page a "jumping point" to get you started, or as a quick index. Also, you will find links to many other topics within these topics.
Understanding the basics
- Introduction to DCC - DCC Tutorial
- DCC advantage over DC - Why DCC is better than DC power.
- DCC versus Radio Control - Why DCC is better than R/C.
- Selecting a system - Help you select a DCC system right for you.
- Terms - Terms used throughout this website.
- Components of a standard DCC system:
- Command Station - Controls your DCC layout.
- Boosters - Getting power and signals to trains.
- Decoders - Includes stationary and mobile types.
- Power supplies - Getting power from standard electrical outlet to your booster.
- Throttles - Control your trains.
Should include things like layout wiring, typical decoder installations, helper operations, basic decoder programming.
- Decoder installation - How to install a DCC decoder into a locomotive.
- Stationary decoder wiring - How to wire various stationary decoders, etc.
- Stationary decoder wiring#Wiring switches - Wiring switches
- Soldering - Tips and techniques on soldering for model railroading
- Track wiring - Suggestions on wiring tracks, wire selection, tips/hints.
- Animation - Controlling animation with DCC
- Configuration variables - How a decoder stores data.
- Connecting your computer to DCC - Introduction to getting computers interfaced with DCC layouts
- DCC Software - Software for DCC - operations and/or programming
- MU consisting - Running more than one locomotive in a train.
- Signaling - How to wire signals, crossing gates, etc.
- Software - Software for model railroading
- Sound - Bring realism to your layout with sound.
- Do-It-Yourself - Building DCC components from scratch - boosters, command stations, etc.
Appendix 1 - FAQs
Appendix 2 - Other topics in Model Railroading
- Binary - Binary notation - bits