DCC sound is an exciting and engaging development for the hobby that adds a new dimension to operating model railways and puts you firmly in the driving seat, as MARK CHIVERS explains.

Super D

Above: The world of digital sound brings a new dimension to model railway operation. A sound-fitted ‘Super D’ 0-8-0, with characteristic wheeze, leads a ballast train round the curve on Topley Dale. Hear it online at 


UNTIL YOU HAVE tried Digital Command Control (DCC) sound models for yourself, it is difficult to appreciate just how much it can improve your enjoyment of the hobby. Once you have experienced a good quality digital sound setup, you will find it increasingly difficult to go back to ‘quiet’ locomotive running.

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