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rpeck Jun 28, 2018

  1. rpeck

    rpeck TrainBoard Member

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    My layout has been dormant for 4-5 years .
    I built it to run on DC.
    In those 4 years I bought the Bachmann DCC set up from a local train shop that was closing down.
    I also bought some decoders, Digitrax's, MRC. Have been looking at the NCE for some of the loco's I have bought and was wondering if these Decoders will work ok on the Bachmann DCC set up. I under stand the part were the Bachmann has less functions. Will the other DCC decoders still work?
    Basic things like forward, backup stop and so forth.
    As you can tell I know very little concerning DCC but the bare and I do mean bare basic's.
    Thank you for your time.
    Rick
     
  2. TwinDad

    TwinDad TrainBoard Member

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    Generally speaking, any NMRA-compliant DCC decoder should work just fine with any NMRA-compliant DCC system. That would include all of the major-brand decoders and the Bachmann system you mentioned. BTW - specifically which Bachmann system did you get?
     
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  3. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Rick, those decoders will work on your Bachmann system.
     
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  4. rpeck

    rpeck TrainBoard Member

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    I got the EZ Command one. Basically I just want to control one or two switchers in the yard. I don't really need to control trains that circle the layout, yet. I don't think I'm being cheap but the extra money for DCC Loco's I'm not 100% convinced it is worth it.
    Thanks for the help.
    Rick
     
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  5. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

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    I have the Bachmann controller that I use at home and it works fine with any brand decoder that I have used (not that many), but any DCC controller should control most all decoders.
     
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  6. rpeck

    rpeck TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you.
     

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