Tutor: Mick Moignard

Mick is a familiar name to many. An early adopter of DCC and onboard sound as ways of enhancing the operation and presentation of railway models, Mick is now a professional DCC and sound installer, alongside his day job as an IT consultant and developer. He has written many magazine articles and given clinics and lectures on what he believes is one of the most important additions to the model railway hobby since it abandoned keys for electricity.

The course will be looking at DCC Sound from a finecale perspective, aiming primarily at newcomers to the DCC sound world who want to explore how sound-equipped locos can enhance the operational realism of their railway.

It will look at such topics as:

Photo: Courtesy YouChoos DCC Sound

Installation is going to be a large part of the content:

Photo: Courtesy YouChoos DCC Sound

As with all Missenden courses, the intention is to give you space to work and encourage you to call on the expertise of not only the tutor but also the other attendees. There's no electronics knowledge required for this course. The nearest you will get to that will be soldering wires together, and the use of computers to assist in decoder CV programming, with DecoderPro. While we will be looking at decoder choices, it’s unlikely we’ll have time to look in any detail at making your own sound projects and loading them in to decoders. That's, potentially, one for another day.

Photo: Courtesy YouChoos DCC Sound



Photo: Courtesy YouChoos DCC Sound

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Useful links:


UK Loksound dealers:
South West Digital
Howes Models

UK Zimo dealers:
You Choos
Coastal DCC

UK Digitraxl: