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. 


Click here to see MRC’s Sound Library


Click here to  Explore our Full Line Decoder Selection Chart


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.


Explore all MRC’s DCC systems:








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.









Prodigy Express 2 ... 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. 




Prodigy Eliteoffering a massive 10 amps of controlled power for DCC operation, Prodigy Elite handles G gauge consists with ease, while also being able to safely run HO, N and other gauges. It’s ideal for large clubs and extensive outdoor layouts.  The system includes console, handheld with backlit display and external 10 amp regulated power supply





Prodigy Advance 2 …  If you're a

multi-user, multi-cab club with a complex layout and you're ready to take advantage of everything DCC can offer, Prodigy Advance2 is the system for you. It delivers the most wanted advantages and benefits, it is without a doubt the ultimate DCC experience.



Prodigy Wirelessopens a floodgate of possibilities.  Buy as a standalone system or as an add-on for Prodigy Express, Prodigy Advance 2.,   and the new Prodigy Elite 10 amp DCC system. Prodigy Wireless’ handheld allows you to easily program, acquire and run locos, and manage all accessories. Prodigy Wireless delivers the benefits and mobility of a full function, duplex wireless system with exceptional range.




Computer Interface for Prodigy

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Glossary of Model Railroading Terms Used in our DCC Section.

Glossary of DCC Terms.