Automatic Braking Control


DCC Concepts has released its new Zen Black decoder range which includes the ability to work with ABC braking modules to create automated stopping and DCC controlled shuttles. MIKE WILD explains how.

HANDS-ON train driving is what we all want from a model railway, but there are times when you don’t have enough capacity to make all the movements you would like, especially on a home layout. Automation is the key, but that can be a tricky process. However, DCC Concepts is aiming to simplify the addition of automated stopping and shuttle options for Digital Command Control (DCC) layouts with its new range of Zen Black decoders and complimentary Automatic Brake Control (ABC) modules.


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