DC Train Control

Tutorials for a few systems that you can use to control your DC or analog powered trains.

Each system is covered separately by text and video tutorials.

DIY Power Pack
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Manual control from a DIY power pack is simple, inexpensive and easy to set up. Actually this is my favorite system.

It is great for kids to use on a floor layout.

To go to the text page with instructions, Click Here

And there is a video to the left.

 

 

Model train block wiring diagram
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How to wire a DC layout for Block control.  Analog Block Control

 

 

 

 

 

The following systems take a bit of work to set up.  But if you are determined, it is said that they work well. I have not tried them yet because I am happy with my DIY power pack and have not yet found time.

JMRI DC CAB THROTTLE
JMRI DC CAB THROTTLE

This system allows you to use JMRI for remote DC train control. It is a bit complex, but well worth the effort. Click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless DC control of 3 locomotives with joystick. This is quite a piece of work.   Probably worth an early try.  Click Here.

 

 

 

 

A system to control a DC train on your phone. The version to run one train is free. But I put this on the bottom of the list because of upsells and extras needed to control more than one locomotive. Phone Control

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