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MRC DCC (Digital Command
Advanced technology and operating simplicity
DCC is the fastest growing model railroading segment and delivers a new level of operating realism. Among its features is the ability to control multiple locos on the same track, going at different speeds in different directions. MRC's ingenious DCC engineering makes advanced technology enjoyable to operate.
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What is DCC?
The very basics: Using a DCC system, Digital Command Control gives you the ability to independently control multiple locos on the same track, running at different speeds in different directions. Digital commands are transmitted, via wires, through the tracks to decoders installed in the locos. Every loco equipped with a decoder has its own unique address. These commands (data packets) are the instructions that tell the locomotive address what to do… what speed to run, what sounds to make, what lighting to control, what direction to move.
Do it all with the push of a button. Block wiring and block switches are a thing of the past. Now you can acquire, control and run many locos within the same layout. DCC is the future; it is an NMRA standard which means locos, with decoders from various manufactures, can be used with any DCC system.
Experience realistic sounds you never imagined… like diesel motor roar that changes pitch in synch with your locomotives speed, dynamic braking that slows the loco and activates realistic sounds at the same time. Experience the clanking of real coupling, steam injectors, squealing wheel flanges, horns blaring at grade crossings, bells ringing, and many other authentic sounds that can help turn your layout into a real railroad. We also have an abundance of Sound Decoders specific to your model loco.
Simplicity at its best… all you need is a DCC system and a few decoder equipped locos, and you’re off and running. Then, when you’re ready, you can expand by adding accessory decoders to activate your turnouts and turn building lights on and off. As you grow, add more decoder equipped locos to your fleet. And while it’s not necessary, DCC also allows you to take advantage of an additional capability… controlling your layout with a computer.
Sophisticated yet user-friendly systems… Prodigy didn’t earn its position as one of the leaders in DCC with off the shelf thinking. Our high tech systems are so elegantly designed that instructions for basic operations are printed on the handheld… this allows you to quickly start enjoying DCC… and get to our easy-to-follow instruction booklet a little later. Now that’s unique.
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