What is DCC?
DCC allows model railroaders to independently operate multiple locomotives, functions and accessories. Each item receives its commands through an addressed signal on the track. The packet information is interpreted by the receiver (decoder) and the command is carried out . Functions can include speed, sound, lighting , direction, movement.
DCC in South Africa
DCC is beginning to make it's mark in Southern Africa. Most of the Model Railway dealers stock and fit DCC equipment.
Here are some that we know of:
- Miniature Railways can supply European made DCC equipment.
- Model Train Exchange are agents for and supply and fit Lenz DCC equipment.
- Burkhardt's Bahnhof is the authorized agent for sale, service and installation of:
- Digitrax DCC Systems and Decoders
- SoundTraxx Tsunami Sound Decoders
- Train Control Systems (TCS) PnP decoders
- Electronic Solutions Ulm (ESU) DCC Systems and Multi Protocol Sound Decoders
- QSI Solutions Sound Decoders and upgrades
- RF Systems Lab on board Train Camera
Steve Blaauw 011 487-3871 or Web: www.minirail.co.za
Paul Mollison 011 787-6121 or Web: www.mte.co.za