DC you can only run one train on one or the same track..DCC from my
understanding you can run more than one train on the same track..
If anyone can provide more imformation to the question..
The poster was talking about running a non DCC train using a DCC controller. It
is my understanding that Lenz and Digitrax are the only ones and I am really not
sure about Digitrax. I will be after Christmas though. Found out that is what I
am getting for Christmas from one of my daughters. I went to buy one and my wife
had to stop me.
Brock Bailey wrote:
You are correct about Digitrax. It can run an analog loco using
address 00. Actually, more than one but they will start/stop/etc in
unison (just like if they were on a DC-powered track).
That said, it's probably not the best thing to do. Performance may
not be very good, and you risk overheating the motor since current will
be flowing through it even when the loco is stopped.
I limit my use of it to testing an analog loco for a few minutes
before installing a decoder.
Almost all DCC systems will run one DC train on address 0, there are
odd exceptions. But as others have mentioned its really only good for
quick tests due to the noise it creates.
Most suppliers have their manuals or specs on the web so you can check
such details. Links to most DCC makers are here,
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