1. Melliw

    Melliw New Member

    Hello All,

    My name is Willem. 44, from The Netherlands (Zaandijk) happily married and a son, 9 years old.
    Plans are, already for a long time (room issues) to start on a layout.
    Scale is N, have already a lot of stuff, trains, houses and so, tracks and electric stuff

    Time period and country is what I like so dutch trains can and will in my mountains with English brewery, etc, so lets say it is herewith the end of that discussion ;)

    Well I popped in to this place due to the project I found called DCC++, very interesting and I want to work with this. Of course I am a some kind of beginner so need many more info and hope to find that here and also on youtube :)
    First question where shall I start?

    Watched already many youtube movies.
    Arduino and raspberry pi I have already lying around, arduino motorshield is ordered. And will get my test oval track hopefully this weekend down from the attic.

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  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

    Hi Willem, welcome. Glad you have found us. Yes, you will learn, but you also will contribute because you will view problems and solutions from a different perspective.
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    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    Welcome to TrainBoard Willem!
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  4. rray

    rray Staff Member

    Hi Willem, Welcome to Trainboard!
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  5. Melliw

    Melliw New Member

    Thx All.

    Just a bit more info.

    As mentioned Running Scale N, due to size reasons.
    Layout plan , had many in the past, but going to plan again.
    The room I can start using, is the attic, need to tidy and clean a bit, the whole room is a boys room :D
    But the room is not that big , mostly due to a very difficult roof , therefore to make space for my layout I have to stay low. max 90 centimetres high.
    Hopefully will have details very soon, saying that already for a while, always other projects popping up like for the house but also for my kid, guy needs extra attention. but it looks like the surface is going to be L shape 230 by 80 centimetres in the long leg and the foot will be 100 by 90 centimetres

    As already mentioned have a lot of stuff already, seriously have a lot.
    But always wanted to go DCC, but the price always was bugging me. all my material is still non-dcc (have somewhere 2 decoders)
    I Looked at a lot of systems. I am very interested in Dinamo system, but the price is bugging me.
    Therefore DCC++ got my attention, only recently.
    I am aware that I need to make my train digital, build in decoders, so there is still a challenge, so need a lot of advice if it comes to decoders (cheap ones) no sound related stuff.

    So enough info for now again, maybe soon more, going to read and watch many movies on DCC++ for now, when I have the motorshield I will start testing.
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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Welcome to TrainBoard!
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  7. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

    Welcome aboard, Willem.
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  8. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

    Welcome to TB, Willem. I understand staying low. Friend has layout in "bonus room". He uses an office roller chair or two. :) I remember a magazine article about a Netherlander who had HO layout with cardstock locomotive super structures. The quality was outstanding. As a further note, some of my ancestors were named Vandergrift. They came in long ago through New Amsterdam. Good luck. (y)
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  9. Roger Beschizza

    Roger Beschizza TrainBoard Member

    Hi Willem, welcome to the TrainBoard, I am also new here and intrigued with DCC++ due to cost and ease of setup and use - I think! Already I have received some great input from the guys on here and I am sure you will also.

    I had 2 very happy years working in Amsterdam and was made very welcome.

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