Hornby Live Steam and DCCgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Wiring for DCC : One Thread
Hornby say that live steam cannot be used with DCC, however it works by sending signal down the track, like DCC, Has anyone tryed mixing the two? could a decoder be fitted so that I could opperate live steam on my DCC layout?
-- Dave Jepson (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 02, 2004
I have a live steam locomotive. The only obstacle to using it on a track with DCC is that most live steam locomotives do not have insulated wheels and short out both rails.
If you could insulate the wheels, I would think that a live steam locomotive could run on track powered with DCC.
I think what you may be after is to send Hornsby signals on the same track that has a DCC signal. That I would not try.
-- Allan Gartner (email@example.com), August 02, 2004.