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Who’s the boss? You or the electronics industry? Tips for adding braking functions to DCC operations
By Burr Stewart
Recent developments in DCC decoder technology and throttle technology have made it possible for ever more realistic controls for model railroads. This clinic will provide (1) a summary of recent throttle developments, including the ProtoThrottle and WiThrottle, (2) a summary of the braking capabilities of the Tsunami and ESU lines of DCC locomotive decoders, and (3) a handout presenting one large layout owner’s choices of common settings to allow his large fleet of DCC diesels to use these braking capabilities when lashed together in consists of locomotives with mixed decoder brands. A test track will be provided for demonstrations of the ProtoThrottle and the effect of these settings on HO locomotive performance and operator fun.

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