Choosing a DCC train system for first-time model railroaders
If you’re new to model railroading, you may be overwhelmed by the many systems available in our online store. However, most manufacturers offer complete systems for the first-time railroader that are easy to set up and control. Most of these systems are also quite affordable and run between $150 and $350. If you have a model railroading club in your area, or know someone who is into the hobby, it’s a good idea to talk to them and get some input according to what you want out of your layout. You can also check out a number of useful online resources concerning Digital Command Control, as there are many model railroader forums with hobbyists ready to offer their opinions and answer your questions. Beginners may be best served by purchasing locomotives with decoders already installed, and even though advanced features like flashing lights and rotary beacons may be appealing, these often require additional light installations that are more suitable to the advanced railroader. Like so many other things in life, the least expensive isn’t always the best. By gathering information from other model railroaders, you can select a DCC train system that will help you expand your layout over the years, rather than continually upgrading to a new system every few years. If you would like help choosing the right Digital Command Control for your needs, don’t hesitate to contact Litchfield Station, and get advice from a model railroader with a lifetime of experience.