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Old 07-03-2020, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,
I have been reading about Revolution's DCC system. It may be my total lack of DCC knowledge, but it seems this is a rather simple and intuitive platform.
Does anyone on this board have any experience with it?
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Old 07-03-2020, 04:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi all,
I have been reading about Revolution's DCC system. It may be my total lack of DCC knowledge, but it seems this is a rather simple and intuitive platform.
Does anyone on this board have any experience with it?
Thank you,
Aflyer
Step back - watch for the rush . . . I think there are lots of people here who run Revolution r/c, and I think they would agree it is one of the simpler systems.
I have one in my 2-6-0 and it works well, but I have to say I got the whole thing pre-wired from Kevin, who took it out of an existing (working) rig. So I have not had to configure one, yet.
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Pete,
LOL, the rush seems to happen with several of my questions, and it's never Forum specific.
I did find some additional information, and am pretty sure Revolution is the way I will go. For a small railroad, with a small roster, I don't think it makes sense to invest in Digitrax or the like.
Do you know what sound board Kevin installed? I an looking at the Soundtraxx boards hoping that is the right solution for the Aristo U25B as well as the spectrum C-19.
Thanks again for all you help,
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There are many manufacturers of DCC decoders. I have used LGB, Massoth, MRC, Digitrax, ESU, Zimo, Lenz. One needs to understand the difference in binary, octal, decimal and even hex numbering systems to fully use aqll the capabilities of these decoders and understand the respective manuals. I am not trying to scare anyone, just want you all to understand that when someone like me programs a decoder we use this info to make decoders do all the advanced features. I have my zimo decoders doing remote uncoupling with a waltz (standard Kadee coupler [not the kadee $50 unit]with a servo and chain) as well as puffing smoke on a fan driven smoke unit. This in not what everyone wants, just letting you know it can be done.
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Do you know what sound board Kevin installed?
He didn't, actually. The system I got from him was soundless, so I added a MyLocosound board from RCS in Australia. As the AUS$ is running at 1.5 to the US$, they are quite inexpensive - around $60 this week.
https://www.rcs-rc.com/pages/sound


Here's what it sounds like in my 2-6-0:

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This is not what everyone wants, just letting you know it can be done.

Thank you Dan, you are right, I am looking for a more simplified control/sound system. Still learning allot, but want to keep it simple and easy.
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He didn't, actually. The system I got from him was soundless, so I added a MyLocosound board from RCS in Australia. As the AUS$ is running at 1.5 to the US$, they are quite inexpensive - around $60 this week.
https://www.rcs-rc.com/pages/sound


Here's what it sounds like in my 2-6-0:

https://youtu.be/n0iVsQ1B9bk
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Thank you for the information and the RCS link. I was thinking about the Revolution DCC system, sorry I wasn't clear. Your railroad looks incredible thank you fort sharing.
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Are we talking about Revolution DCC (original post) or Revolution R/C (Pete's reply)?


These are two different systems.
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Are we talking about Revolution DCC (original post) or Revolution R/C (Pete's reply)?

These are two different systems.
Now you tell me. Sorry Aflyer - I didn't realize they had produced a DCC version as well as the original TX/RX.
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Are we talking about Revolution DCC (original post) or Revolution R/C (Pete's reply)?


These are two different systems.
krs,
I am talking about Revolution DCC, I confused Pete on one of my responses.
I know nothing about DCC and am learning more every day.

My S gauge layout uses conventional A/C track power with Flyer, S Helper and American Models locomotives, and Lionel Legacy on their American Flyer locos. Both co-exist peacefully with each other on the rails.

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