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Hornby Model Trains Go Digital


I admit to feeling a bit of a heretic for posting this. Somehow, model trains were the last thing I expected to go digital. Well, Hornby has pulled it off quite brilliantly.

Their new Digital Command Control System (DCC) passes a constant 15 VDC current through the rails along with information that controls individual locomotives and accessories along the track. This means that two digitally controlled trains can run at different speeds along the same stretch of track. The new controller comes in two different models -- the Select (capable of controlling 60 locomotives and 40 accessories) and the Elite (255 registered locomotives and accessories). Up to 8 locomotives can be run simultaneously and three DCC-enabled train sets will available in time for next Christmas. The controller can be purchased alone for £59.99 and sets will be priced between £130 and £225.

Hornby 2006 Preview (via pocket-lint)


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