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· Just another modeller
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Hi all

Having wandered through this thread it was interesting to see the comments but the ONE BIG REASON why a programming track is essential was totally missed in the "I use this or that system" comments!

Its important for new DCC'ers more than the experienced ones, but essential for all!

The primary purpose of a programming track was always to give a "safe place" to so initial test and programming...


If you make an installation error, the current limiting of the programming track will 99& of the time prevent a blown decoder - which will be instant if you put the loco on the main immediately.

After that, most changes can easily be done on the main.... Unless you are one of the unfortunates who chose ZTC or other brands which still can't offer this convenience


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