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QUOTE (dmchapman @ 6 Nov 2006, 20:39) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I noticed the other day that hornby are showing these little clips on their website.
Darren

Fleischmann have been doing this for around 25 years now - it would be nice to see a UK manufacturer getting ahead of the europeans sometime !

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QUOTE (Nick @ 7 Nov 2006, 21:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>As long as the system seems to bring all the locos to a stop then that'll do.

No - not really - if you have a "runaway" it won't stop it.

I am a fairly experienced 5 years + DCC user & have had the (fortunatly rare) odd runaway & on one occasion a decoder going up in smoke !

So, for these reasons at least it is vital to be able to cut the track power easily & quickly - don't forget the higher current available with DCC - it can do a lot of damage !

Also, does the system bring the locos to a "dead stop" or via the deceleration setting ? In an emergency you need a "dead stop" - imagine you have got it wrong & 2 expensive locos are heading towards each other on the same track .......

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