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DCC02 Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance2 Starter Package

DCC02 Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance2 Starter Package

Product Code: 100111
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£330.00
(£275.00 excl. VAT)

PRODIGY ADVANCE2 consists of three elements.  The POWER PACK transforms the power from your mains socket ready for the Base Unit.  The BASE UNIT is the brains behind the operation.  It contains all the technology you need to send DCC commands to your trains and accessories.  However, short of turning the power on and off, you'll find your closest companion is the Walkaround controller which plugs straight into the Base Unit.  

The WALKAROUND is a hand-held controller that you use to send your commands to the Base Unit, which then sends them on to the relevant decoder on your layout.  You control the speed and direction of your trains from here.  One of the key features of DCC operation is that each of your locomotives has a numeric address which you select as and when you want to run that locomotive.  

DCC allows you to run it anywhere on your railway at the same time as other trains are moving as well.  You can operate points (individually or route set) and signals from the Walkaround.  You can use it to programme your decoders to replicate the running characteristics of your locomotives, or even introduce a speed clock that allows you to run a 24 hour timetable within one operating session.  

The possibilities are almost endless with DCC and with locomotives becoming available with factory-fitted decoders as standard, we are entering an exciting new era.  Of course, you can also retro-fit your older locomotives with decoders if you wish.

The handset in this pack is fitted with a clear and bright blue backlit display, ideal for users operating a railway in less than ideal lighting conditions.

for some reason the controller packed in and fried 2 locos chips when i tried to control them with it, however Gaugemaster true to thier warranty repaired and returned withing 10 days for free, and now its working fine again, interestingly I was using a hornby track connector, this may have been the problem as it was getting hot and buzzing, there are some suppressors or something in it. I now hard wire to the track just in case.
Robert -
I brought a pair of intermountain ho fp9s with sound, having run them on dc for a while i thought id take the plunge and try DCC having had good experiences with Gaugemaster I wondered what they did, clearly this controller is a rebranded MRC prodigy advanced but this gives you the confidence that gaugemaster would have tried others so i took the plunge and brought one. What can I say after DC this is like fantastic, and the access to the sounds that this allows with quantum sound fitted FP9a and b is just unbelievable. I was so impressed that in a week I have converted 9 dc locos to dcc and I will never buy a loco again without dcc and sound (despite them being twice as expensive). I have not tried other dcc controllers so I cant comment on them or make comparisons but I am more than happy with this controller and I have run 7 locos on a simple loop without any problems. Im now clearing out the garage to build a layout, that how much better than dc it is.
Robert -
DCC02 Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance2 Starter Package
Product Code:100111
DCC02 Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance2 Starter Package

PRODIGY ADVANCE2 consists of three elements.  The POWER PACK transforms the power from your mains socket ready for the Base Unit.  The BASE UNIT is the brains behind the operation.  It contains all the technology you need to send DCC commands to your trains and accessories.  However, short of turning the power on and off, you'll find your closest companion is the Walkaround controller which plugs straight into the Base Unit.  

The WALKAROUND is a hand-held controller that you use to send your commands to the Base Unit, which then sends them on to the relevant decoder on your layout.  You control the speed and direction of your trains from here.  One of the key features of DCC operation is that each of your locomotives has a numeric address which you select as and when you want to run that locomotive.  

DCC allows you to run it anywhere on your railway at the same time as other trains are moving as well.  You can operate points (individually or route set) and signals from the Walkaround.  You can use it to programme your decoders to replicate the running characteristics of your locomotives, or even introduce a speed clock that allows you to run a 24 hour timetable within one operating session.  

The possibilities are almost endless with DCC and with locomotives becoming available with factory-fitted decoders as standard, we are entering an exciting new era.  Of course, you can also retro-fit your older locomotives with decoders if you wish.

The handset in this pack is fitted with a clear and bright blue backlit display, ideal for users operating a railway in less than ideal lighting conditions.

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