Is there still a call for a DCC forum

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by shamus, May 15, 2004.


DCC forum Yes/No

Poll closed May 29, 2004.
  1. YES

    0 vote(s)
  2. NO

    0 vote(s)
  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Gang,
    Just want to know if setting up a DCC forum would be a viable proposition, therefore I am setting up a POLL for you to choose.
  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I voted yes as it would get all DCC questions in one area.
    But I'm concerned that those of us that don't use DCC will not frequent this forum and will miss the opportunity to provide an answer to someones question. Or learn something from the discussion.
    In other words, Will to many sub forums divide the group? (not a complaint, just concerned)
  3. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Will not be a SUB forum but a proper forum next to the Operations forum

  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    I've installed decoders in some interesting locos that I'd be willing to post in a separate forum.
  5. rksstl

    rksstl Member

    As I'll be building a new layout with DCC, I know I'll need help. :confused:
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    It would seem to me that it would be handy to have a dedicated forum for dcc that could be referenced by anyone with questions. It would seem much easier to find solutions at a dedicated forum than having to scroll through the technical Q & A forum looking for dcc specific threads. It would be even better if those starting a thread in such a forum would be very specific in their titles, whether a question or posting as a resource, so that someone reading the title of the thread would at least have an idea of the subject that started the thread.
  7. Same here. I'll be going DCC and I'll want to get the views of other modelers. Any Digitrax Super Empire Builder users out there?
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    When I was moving to DCC I had a lot of questions which were answered on other forums so know the folks here would like to take advantage of those of us that have DCC to answer questions and provide ideas etc.
  9. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    I don't know....... :confused: :( :eek:

    If I need to ask something (including DCC) I'll ask in the Technical Q&A. :)

    What else is this section good for, if not technical stuff like DCC??? :confused:

    Are we trying to Model The-Gauge after other forums? :mad: :oops: :eek: :(

    Too much choice can be confusing sometimes. Keep it Simple, like my uncle would say.. :)

    Thank you for your support :thumb:
  10. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Looks like it will go ahead, Once I post a new forum for DCC, any posts found in Technical or any other forums will be moved to the DCC forum.

  11. zeeglen

    zeeglen Member

    Yes. Recently got into Z scale DCC and b4 jumping in feetfirst cut my teeth on what i could find in forums. The info was invaluable to a DCC newbie. Having a DCC forum on The-Gauge will be an asset. Thanx.
  12. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Yikes, Z scale DCC!? Makes me feel old to remember when you needed a permanently coupled dummy unit to have DCC in HO scale. I wonder if live steam is in the works?
  13. billk

    billk Active Member

    Why - just because 22 (at last count) said yes? You could get that many votes for almost anything! I agree with CN1.
  14. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    I have to agree with the Majority which is so far 23 yes to 4 no
    POLL still open for a few more days.
  15. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member



    Yeah- make a forum for so I don't hafta thru whatever it is they're too concerned (Crap- fried another board!!!) about!

    Make forums for every little concern that's a big concern for those concerned.

    Mark :cool:
    Too cool to care.
  16. zeeglen

    zeeglen Member

    It's really amazing how DCC miniaturization has progressed. But live zteam?

    A while back i did stumble across a website that related how someone (in the UK, i believe) many years back actually created a working live steam locomotive in 1:400 scale. A master machinist! If i can ever find it again will post it here.
  17. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Maybe if we all stopped talking about it, it would just go away? :wave:
  18. rsn48

    rsn48 Member

    I suggest you change the name of the forum to "DCC and Electronic issues". The computer - aside from DCC - is coming more into play and having an area where you can talk about all thing electronics and not just DCC will in the long run prove fruitful I believe. Or maybe "All things electronic & DCC"
  19. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    That's a good idea Rick...FRED
  20. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    I second that, Rick. We'd still have the Tech forum for the many other mechanical, electrical, structural questions and ideas that amuse us under the benchwork as well as on top.

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