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  1. The DCS O Gauge Companion
    The DCS O Gauge Companion
    The DCS O Gauge Companion
    The DCS O Gauge Companion
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  2. The DCS O Gauge Companion

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The 2nd Edition of The DCS O Gauge Companion is an extensive 215-page guide for operating the MTH DCS Digital Command System. The book includes 64 charts and illustrations, all intended to educate the reader on the basic and advanced features and functions of DCS. Reviewed by Jim Barrett in OGR's January 2010 issue, the original edition was hailed as an "indispensable tool" that "should be in the hands of every command control operator". The book is a valuable reference for both the experienced DCS operator, as well as those seeking to add DCS for the first time to a new or existing layout. The uncomplicated language used in this book allows anyone to easily understand and operate this command system, regardless of their experience level. Even the most expert DCS operators will find useful information throughout this book. Since each section of the book inherently builds on the previous section, the reader has the choice of starting from the beginning and working their way through the entire book, or jumping to a particular section of interest.

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Barry Broskowitz
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The strongest parts of the book involve programming MTH trolleys for passenger stops. Other than that, there is very few new and useful information I found in the book. Some of the photos used for illustrations were down right horrible. One would think the editor would make sure illustrations were clear so a reader can follow along. In fact, some photos were blurry and seemed as if they were photocopied from the MTH DCS manual. Reading the reviews from forums and other sites I expected alot more from this book. Once I got it, I found I knew much of what was in there (and I do not consider myself a heavy user of MTH DCS). Either the MTH manual is fine in explaining the DCS system or using DCS provides 98% of the information you need to operate it. I give it a B-.
Barry has spent a great amount of time and effort learning every detail of MTH's DCS system. If you want to get all 10's across your layout and learn exactly what your DCS system is capable of then you need this book. Buy it you will not regret it
I found this book to be a life and electronic control board saver. It take the beginning modeler on a step by step journey through the entire Kingdom of DCS
train control. It not only shows the proper ways to approach a problem but, shows the reason behind the engineering of the product and the correct way of installing it. The book has saved me from making big mistakes in retrofitting my model locomotives and layout controls. Three cheers for Barry Broskowitz and his team of supporters, they did one "Heck Of A Job".
Bob Bensinger
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