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Prodigy DCC

Why Choose MRC DCC Systems?

We didn’t become one of the leaders in DCC with off the shelf thinking. For instance, our units are the only high tech systems so elegantly designed that instructions for basic operations are printed on handheld. This allows you to quickly start enjoying the capabilities of DCC. Prodigy systems deliver advantages you probably won’t find in systems priced up to 30 % higher. Prodigy, the best engineered value in DCC.

Prodigy Explorer

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newcomers Dilemma… if you’re a new hobbyist ready to jump into model railroading, but you’re not sure whether to go DC or DCC take a look at Prodigy Explorer. it allows you to bypass conventional DC power packs and go directly to enjoying the advantages of DCC.  Moderately priced and easy for the beginner to use, it delivers a long list of benefits, here are a few.

 

 

 

 

  • Controls up to 4 locomotives on the same track
  • Manages decoders with up to 28 functions             
  • Controls all lighting and sounds depending on the options available in any decoder
  • With optional handheld, it easily expands to handle up to 9,999 addresses
  • Intuitive operation with simple-to-follow instructions on the back of the unit
  • 1.6 amps
  • Optional 4 digit addressing

 


 

 

Prodigy Express2"Squared"

Designed for the modeler who wants more sophistication, this unit is easy to use and has a boat load of most wanted DCC features, many of which are found in MRC’s top of the line units. You’ll also enjoy its moderate price. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1.6 amps
  • Decoder read back
  • Advanced consisting
  • Address up to 9999 locos
  • Recall and stack feature
  • Program on the main or program track
  • Compatible with the accessories made for Express2, Advance2, and Wireless

 

 

 


 

Prodigy Elite

 

 

Offers a massive 10 amps of controlled power for DCC operation, it handles the high power demands of G gauge, while being able to safely run HO, N and other gauges. Ideal for large clubs.

  •  Backlit display for voltage, amps and fast clock
  • Fast clock features adjustable ratios … works in conjunction with the clock on the handheld
  • Light array delivers programming status, power consumption [overload], link and link speed
  • Handheld with backlit display included
  • Operates up to 32 handhelds at one time
  • Access up to 28                 accessory functions
  • Manage turnout routing, run advanced or universal consists
  • Use two or four digit addressing

  • Sturdy aluminum cabinet with backlit display
  • Two front-mounted cab jacks
  • One rear-mounted jack for extra handhelds, extension plates, wireless receiver or PC interface
  • One rear-mounted jack for booster output
  • Cooling fan for added protection
  • Easily converts to wireless operation
  • Includes external 10 amp regulated power supply
  • Handheld with backlit display

 

 


 

The Ultimate DCC Experience

If you're a multi-user, multi-cab club with a complex layout and you're ready to take advantage of everything the ultimate DCC experience can offer, Prodigy Advance is the system for you. It is also the first DCC system so brilliantly designed that it eliminates the complexities of operation without sacrificing sophisticated technology and comprehensive features.

  • Two or four digit addressing (non-converting when switching from 2 digit to 4 digit)
  • Advanced and Universal consisting
  • 14-28/128 speed steps for precise speed control
  • Only Prodigy Advance can simultaneously run up to 32 throttles using plug 'n play technology
  • 28 accessory functions to handle multi- function sound systems like MRC Sound Decoders
  • Fast clock with adjustable ratios for running your railroad on an accurate timetable
  • Program all CVs with ease
  • Program on the main or on the program track without affecting active locos
  • Recall and stack features
  • Easily upgradeable to any future N.M.R.A. protocols
  • Extra ports on the console for additional handhelds and/or extensions plates
  • When you're ready, you can upgrade to Prodigy Advance 2 wireless DCC... all you need is MRC's Wireless Conversion Set (0001412)
  • Also available are power district boosters, ideal for larger layouts

 


 

Prodigy Wireless

 

Prodigy Advance Wireless with true wireless programming does everything Prodigy Advance 2 can do. It enables you to program, acquire and run your locos from a wireless handheld. Unlike others, there's no need to incessantly plug in and unplug every time you want to program a loco!

  • Wireless and wired Prodigy Advance throttles can be used simultaneously side-by-side
  • Rechargeable battery included. Built in charger.. just plug into the system console to recharge
  • Battery voltage display tells you when to charge the battery
  • Program CV on main with a simple push of the button
  • While charging you can still use your wireless throttle to program, acquire and run your railroad
  • The best range in the industry, up to 80 ft... so there's no need for repeaters. What's more, you can use up to 32 handhelds at one time. Together, these features make this an ideal wireless system for large club layouts
  • Two or four digit addressing (non-converting when switching from 2 digit to 4 digit)

 

  • Advanced and Universal consisting
  • 14-28/128 speed steps for precise speed control
  • Only Prodigy Advance can simultaneously run up to 32 throttles using plug 'n play technology
  • 28 accessory functions to handle multi- function sound systems like MRC Sound Decoders
  • Fast clock with adjustable ratios for running your railroad on an accurate timetable
  • Program all CVs with ease
  • Program on the main or on the program track without affecting active locos
  • Recall and stack features
  • Easily upgradeable to any future N.M.R.A. protocols

 

 

 

Upgrade to Wireless Control with Ease Using MRC's Conversion Set

Use MRC's Conversion Set (0001412) to upgrade Prodigy Advance 2 or Prodigy Express to wireless control. And remember, when you step up to wireless, you can continue to use your tethered handheld along with your new wireless handheld. We've made DCC more exciting and easier to enjoy.

 

   

 

MRC Prodigy DCC Computer Interface

For users of MRC DCC Prodigy Advance, Prodigy Advance2,
Prodigy Wireless and Prodigy Express

 

The software is FREE.

The experience priceless.

Download our FREE software for Windows® and control your DCC railroad from your PC.

This feature-rich, user-friendly system will…

  • Run dual throttles off your PC display. Each functions like a cab or walk-around allowing you to program, acquire, and run all locos and accessories
  • E-mail decoder settings to friends around the world so they can download and match your settings just by adjusting the software
  • Build a roster, display CVs, stacks, route manager, consist info, control accessories, all function buttons and more.

Take a test drive…

Download the software. Give it a test drive on your computer. Then, if you agree it’s advanced, user-friendly and fun, purchase the interface hardware at your hobby dealer or direct from MRC and start enjoying the future of DCC. Click here to find out more.

 

Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

 


CLICK HERE for the Prodigy tips and tricks

CLICK HERE for the Prodigy Wireless Instruction Addendum

 

Click to download DCC Manuals & Resources

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