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DUSTED OFF MY OLD ANALOG CONTROLLER ...
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 Posted: Tue Jul 30th, 2013 11:38 pm
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Gentlemen:


I have a 25-year-old M.R.C. 'Tech 3' - "Power Command" analog controller,
with Voltmeter, Ammeter, Rotary Speed Control, Direction, Brake & Momentum switches,
and fixed Voltages for turnouts & trackside lighting etc.


I used this controller many years ago, for my big L.G.B. train on a 150-foot dogbone layout running between my house & garage.

It did the job with no strain !


After laboriously wading through the over-abundance of functions on my new M.R.C. 'Prodigy 2' advanced D.C.C. controller,
it was a breath of fresh-air & a pleasure to go back to Analog control !


Even though my new Atlas O-Scale 2-Rail GP60 loco has full D.C.C. & 16-bit sound on board.
I'm still able to get the sounds I want, by manipulating the Direction switch with the required manual "touch".


Is this a testimony praising the Analog over the D.C.C. control system ?
 

Could be ...


HAL


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 Posted: Tue Jul 30th, 2013 11:55 pm
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Don't know if it is praising analog over D.C.C.

But it does speak well of M.R.C. how many 20, 30, 40, year old power packs I have seen which are still going strong.




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 Posted: Wed Jul 31st, 2013 03:33 pm
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I have an M.R.C. 'Tech II' pack that I still use from time to time.

It still works like it was new but then its never really seen any heavy use.




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 Posted: Wed Jul 31st, 2013 03:46 pm
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I like those old heavy, one-piece M.R.C. analog packs !


They have that big man-sized rheostat speed control knob that feels like you're really in control,

instead of that wimpy little "fingertip" speed control & a dozen buttons that have no functional names.

I put my new 3-piece 'Prodigy II' advanced D.C.C. back in its box, in case I need a backup sometime.


Cheers,


HOWL  (hal)


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Sounds like Hal discovered 'Plug & Play'...

...rather than 'Plug & Pray' !


;)


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It doesn't have ... "that big man-sized rheostat speed control knob" ... which Hal liked ...

... But the Tri-ang P-42 'Circuit Control Unit' is a ROCKIN' lil' resistor !!  :pimp:






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I'm not sure this is what HOLSTERHAL was on about ?

Is this an old MRC 5-Amp with meters & big controls ?






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Si. wrote: ... this is what HOLSTERHAL was on about ?

Oh, I bet HostlerHal was a loco-slinger, not a gun-slinger:cb:. You don't need a holster for that.



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Hi Helmut :wave:


I guess you don't remember Hal then ? :shocked:


:Salute:



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@Si
Not really. Don't think you mean this guy.



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