My Library - Magazine Articles By Bruce Petrarca

DCC for operations

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2016-04
Page:
21
Category:
Operations
Description:
The author covers what it takes to get ready for holding an operating session. It includes a large sidebar article on setting up decoders in engines used for operating sessions.

DCC Impulses

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2016-10
Page:
20
Category:
Electronics
Description:
Pondering about what DCC might be like 5 years from now, the author first looks back as to the state of DCC five years ago, before making his predictions.

DCC Impulses

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2017-02
Page:
19
Category:
Electronics
Description:
Using an HO-scale Atlas RS-3, the author describes his methods for how he thinks through a DCC decoder installation.

DCC Impulses

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2017-03
Page:
18
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author starts a series on wireless DCC, covering radio-frequency-based controllers. The author covers the CVP Airwire system and using their T5000 throttle, the Tam Valley Depot DRS1 system, and the Stanton S-CAB system (the last one the author has no real experience with).

DCC Impulses

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2017-04
Page:
20
Category:
Electronics
Description:
In this part two of his topic of wireless DCC, the author covers batteries used for powering the locomotives. After some theory, the author demonstrates the measurements and use of batteries in his garden-layout set-up (most of the practical set-up doesn't apply to indoor railroading, though).

DCC Impulses

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2017-05
Page:
20
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
G
Description:
In this part three of his topic of wireless DCC, the author covers the completion of the garden-railroad system, by using batteries in box cars that power an RS-3. Includes a sidebar on how to change the channels on the CVP T-5000 throttle.

Railfanning the Great Lakes Western

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2016-10
Page:
84
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
A visit to the PebbleCreek Model Railroad Club in Goodyear, AZ. Includes many photos of the layout, and one of their outdoor G-scale layout. (related web page)