Yes, I am aware of the advantages of DCC, and am still considering that as an option. In this thread, however, I'm attempting to completely vet the issues with DC. It comes down to economics, and although more complex (and complex can actually be more fun at times) DC is still a good bit cheaper, considering I have several engines that would need conversion and would want at least two controllers. So - the recommendations to go DCC are noted, but are not particularly useful for this thread. This thread is about working out some details of a DC system, not about the merits of DC vs DCC. That said, I would be interested, in the interst of fairness, to hear arguments in favor of DC over DCC besides the fact that it is cheaper. I already know the arguments in favor of DCC.