About the University
Bruce has had the opportunity to ride in the cab (or actually operate) some locomotives over the years. He feels that DCC has the best opportunity to duplicate that experience of anything out there.
The DCC University arose out of the questions raised through almost 9 years of operating Litchfield Station. Bruce developed it from a small installation business to the second largest DCC specialty shop in the world. During that time Bruce developed a lot of intellectural property that was on the Litchfield Station page. When he sold the business, he moved much of that information here and he has added to it since.
Liquidation of the PebbleCreek Model Railroad Club
The DCC assets (and a bunch of NWSL wheels that we ordered just before we were kicked out of our room) are for sale on my web site. CLICK HERE to view the items. First come, first served.
What is DCC?
DCC stands for Digital Command Control. It is a way of having power continuiously on the track. This way, rolling stock can have lights and sound even when they are standing still.
Data is sent over the track from the base unit to a decoder located inside the locomotive or car, telling it what to do when.
Learn more about DCC here in Mr. DCC's Univerity. Check out the Topics pulling down the menu.
A site redesign in April 2019 changed names of some pages and the structure of the site.
So, your old bookmarks probably will not not work. Sorry.
It is a good habit to come to the home page and renavigate, anyway. I've provided a search box to help.
What remains here is data about DCC - mostly my opinions.
National Model Railroading Association (NMRA)
On April 1, 2016 Bruce earned NMRA recognition as Master Model Railroader #574. For more information CLICK HERE to see the article in the June 2016 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine. He has been a NMRA member since 1999 and is now the AP Manager for the Arizona Division of the Pacific Southwest Region.
Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine
It is a FREE (advertiser supported) online magazine with a wide range of topics and columns. In October, 2011, Bruce became their DCC columnist. You can read his DCC Impulses columns on line. CLICK HERE to go to their site or CLICK HERE to go to a list of Bruce’s columns on this site. Bruce retired from writing a monthly column. His last column was in the August 2018 issue of MRH Magazine.
What this website has for you
Bruce is working to have all the information that he can about model railroading and, more specifically, DCC here for you. Here is what you can expect behind the buttons in the menu.
Just like a university, curriculum is the basic information that you need to understand and master your DCC system.
Bruce is working on getting the information on interesting installations that he has done over the years posted here. These are strategic discussions, not step-by-step guides.
If Bruce has stuff to sell, it will be here.
Some of the best received columns that Bruce wrote for Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine were about little suggestions about how to do things easier. Some of them and others are here.
This is an index to articles and columns that Bruce (and Linda, his wife) have written for Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine.
In the sub-categories here, you will find information on Bruce's model railroads and selected of his friends' railroads.
Bruce has a deep portfolio of photos and videos. Here is a link to his personal website for some of his collection. Also, here are links to videos he has done about railroading.
More information about Bruce and Litchfield Station (both the business and the building) can be found here.
Scattered throughout this website look for photos that Bruce or his friends took. Enjoy the scavenger hunt.
Links to videos and other photography are on the VIDEOS page.