Thursday Dees and Cees!

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by TomPM, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    I finished weathering the caboose office by hitting it with a wash and Dullcoating it.

    DC or DCC?

    Simple letters but a complex issue.

    Right now I am DC only. I have been spending most of my time getting the layout up and running and getting some scenery on the Great Pink Desert. Now that things are progressing nicely I am begining to think about DCC. I will tell you that when I start reading about it I at times feel like I am back in college and come down with a major headache. I then find something else to work on or read about. I do realize that I will be shortly having to learn about it and overcome my fear of sodering.
  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    I actually do both. DCC at my club, and DC on my home layout.

    I currently now have 6 DCC locomotives, one with sound! :thumb: That's having speaker problems... :cry: and who knows how many DC locomotives! (not me, that's for sure! :oops: )
  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    DCC!:thumb:, and would NEVER go back DC:D . :D -Deano
  4. Catt

    Catt Guest

    At the moment I am DC only.I have a DCC system but no time or inclination to set it up.I'm having way to much fun doing other hobby related things. :D
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    DC only :) On all my displays and the main layout....
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Yes... ;) :D

    I have some engines with DCC (sound and no sound), and several other engines that I am thinking about "decoderizing", but am not sure if it is worth the effort.

    The modular club I run with, as well as almost all round-robin operators, are DCC - the majority are Digitrax, with a few Lenz.

  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    DC now, and in the foreseeable future. I either have to spend time an money to convert some of my 60-odd engines, (many older ones aren't that convertible, some newer ones aren't worth the effort), or I spend a lot of money aquiring engines that are DCC equipped or DCC-ready. If I were into ops, I'd probably consider it, but my enjoyment is in the scenery and structures; right now, running trains is secondary to that.
  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    DCC on my club engines, DC on my home engines with no plans to go DCC on any future home layout. DCC's great stuff but, it's a hard enough expenditure to get a locomotive, only to look at it and feel it isn't somehow complete 'til I fork over $35 for a decent chip.
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    maybe some day DCC, right now, good ol' old school DC.
  10. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

    DC for me. Like ezdays, I have too many locos to spend time and money converting. I'd rather build structures or do scenery. Besides I am a one-man operation so I have no need for DCC. It is cool however...maybe after I retire.
  11. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Hey Catt!:wave:
    I'll break that thing in for you. Got any decoders you need tested?:D :D

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