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But i find myself still being drawn to analogue.
Me too, when I rejoined the hobby after I retired, I decided to leave DCC alone when I built my layout. DCC is out there, and it's amazing what it can do, but I didn't want to go that way, which probably puts me in the minority these days.

Don't discount the possibility of using DCC, but it is, after all, a hobby, so you just go in whatever direction you want and enjoy.
 

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I agree it’s very impressive but it’s expensive
Also, if you have a collection of older models, conversion to DCC, while possible, is not as simple as just fitting a chip.

I shudder to think how long it would take to convert my 50+ three-rail Hornby Dublo locomotives to DCC. Life is too short to take on a project like that....

(as an aside, I am told that a momentary short circuit can shut down a DCC layout, which could be a problem with what happens to a three-rail pickup when the locomotive is negotiating pointwork, because the centre rail is at the same height as the running rails - you can see the ammeter needle jump for a fraction of a second every time a locomotive goes over a point - it's not a problem with analogue though - the sheer weight of the things keeps them going until they've passed over the offending rails)
 
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