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Modelling Tip Of The Day – 20

Modelling Tip Of The Day – 20

Modelling Tip Of The Day – 20

This Modelling Tip Of The Day is an ongoing series, in which we’ll be posting a modelling tip that may be of use to the newbie right up to the seasoned modeller.

Today’s tip is:

DCC – Locomotive Record Card


With DCC (Digital Command Control) growing ever more popular amongst railway/railroad modellers, it’s worth keeping a record of your locomotives fitted with DCC decoder chips. It can be easy to forget what decoder you’ve fitted, or the loco address number. So it’s worth keeping some form of a record card to keep track of things. An example of a ‘Loco Record Card’ can be seen below.

Locomotive Record Card Details

On the card include the following:

  • Locomotive type – Class  & livery of the loco, for example, class 55 BR blue
  • Locomotive class running number – for example, 55 015
  • DCC address – for example address 15
  • Type of decoder fitted in the loco – for example, Gaugemaster DCC27 Omni
  • CV settings (CV stands for Configuration Variable) – Settings such as acceleration, deceleration
  • Notes section – for recording additional details such as when the loco had the decoder fitted, fitted with lights or not


It’s worth keeping both a printed off version of the Locomotive Record Card as well as a copy on your computer.

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