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AutoControls.org #803 Pt 2/3: DCC-BitSwitch Overview Fred Hughes

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Uploaded on Aug 3, 2009

A. SUMMARY: This three-part YouTube video featuring DCC-BitSwitch designer and owner Fred Hughes, gives an overview of both DCC-BitSwitch and DCC systems in general. Fred talks about the 3 ways to automatically brake (stop) a DCC train: 1) analog DC, 2) set speed zero command, and 3) asymmetric DCC. Fred also discusses his experiences and reasons for preferring North Coast Engineering (NCE) DCC systems and some advantages of Lenz decoders.
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B. RELATED LINKS:
* #803 Pt 1/3: http://youtube.com/watch?v=z_M7xC0coyc - Part 1 covers (1) Introductions, (2) Overview of DCC-BitSwitch, and (3) Fred's views on DCC systems.
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* #803 Pt 2/3: (this video) - Part 2 covers , (4) about the NCE cab, (5) DCC overview, (6) Automatic Braking-3 methods, (6) Method 1-Analog DCC, and (7) Method 2-Set Speed Zero..
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* #803 Pt 3/3: http://youtube.com/watch?v=SGPyaHeyGzI - Part 3 covers (8) Method 3-Asymmetric DCC, (9) Lenz decoders for push/pull operation, (10) custom track plans, (11) other DCC-BitSwitch videos, and (12) photos of installed DCC-BitSwitch layouts.
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* http://track2.com/info/661 - forwarding page to still MORE DCC-BitSwitch videos.
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* http://youtube.com/watch?v=SxEQQlVPzUI - 'DCC-BitSwitch On The Hiwan Loop', showing DCC-BitSwitch controls operating on owner Fred Hughes's outdoor layout (video made by MovieMix.com).
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* http://youtube.com/watch?v=bpMYeZBXDf4 - 'Hiwan Loop', showing Fred's outdoor layout the 'Hiwan Loop' (video made by MovieMix.com).
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* http://vimeo.com/609545 - DCC Automated Trains' on Vimeo, showing DCC-BitSwitch controlling long passenger trains on a large eight feet in the air, at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel (video made by Dennis Cherry).
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* http://DccBitSwitch.com - the official DCC-BitSwitch website.
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* This video was assembled 8/3/2009 by James R. Ingram (aka AutoControls.org , aka Track2.com, http://RailVideos.org, & JamesRobertIngram.com).

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