6 Train Programming.com (O ga.)

(This page last modified 8/7/2022)

Please watch
part of below
introductory video

Spark your grandkids’ interest in both programming AND O-gauge trains — by showing them how to use a simple DCC ‘programmable model train controller’ to control your trains AUTOMATICALLY — with NO blocks.

Also, consider whether doing a DEMO using one of these controllers in an elementary SCHOOL — might create some interest in the kids.

You can control 2 or 3 trains on 1 loop, 3 trains point to point, automatic passing siding, 6 streetcars on 1 loop; also control ‘analog’ trains w/DCC-controlled relays & blocks.

O Gauge Videos

  • Following below are the links to the COMPLETE videos, for the “excerpts” shown in the above Overview Video #835.
  • These videos are O ga., except where noted.
  • The below videos are in same ORDER as shown in the above video.

~~~~~~ A. AUTOMATIC PASSING SIDING ~~~~

  1. Video #833, “Chuggington Central RR” O-Ga. Public Display, DCC Relay Control of 2 Non-DCC Locos” (DCC Automatic Passing Siding Uses Relays to Control Two Non-DCC O-ga. Williams Chuggingtons:
    Part 1 (Demo): Youtube 833 Part 1 or Vimeo 833 Part 1
    Part 2 (Details): Youtube 833 Part 2 or Vimeo 833 Part 2
    Part 3/3 (Operating in Public) Youtube 833 Part 3 or Vimeo 833 Part 3
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    ==>> PDF Documentation: See Album 833
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  2. Video #812, 3 Large-scale Trains, Automatic Passing Siding
    Youtube 812 or Vimeo 812
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    ==>> PDF Documentation: See Album 812

~~~~~~ B. LOOP ~~~~~~

  1. Video #825, “Automatic Control of an MTH Proto 3, O ga. 3-Rail Diesel, running on a circular track, using NCE DCC Mini Panel” (2019, 53 min): Youtube 825 or Vimeo 825
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    ==>>PDF Documentation: See Album #820 above
    ==>>Notes page: See Notes Page 825
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  2. Video #826, “Auto. DCC Control of TWO MTH PS3 Diesels on Same Loop, w/Pushbutton for PUBLIC Operation” (2019, 32 min): Youtube 826 or Vimeo 826
    * Note: The same physical equipment is used as in previous Video #825; we just added a 2nd train.
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    ==>>PDF Documentation: See Album #820 above
    ==>>Notes page: See Notes Page 826
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  3. Video #827, “Auto. DCC Control of THREE N. Ga. Trains on 1 Loop, 1 Detector“:
    Pt. 1 Demos: Youtube 827 Pt. 1 or Vimeo 827 Pt. 1
    ** Pt. 2 Wiring & Review Commands: Youtube 827 Pt 2 or Vimeo 827 Pt 2
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    ==>>PDF Documentation: See Album 827
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~~~~~~ C. PUSH-PULL SHUTTLE ~~~~~~

  1. Video #823, “Auto. DCC Pnt-to-Pnt Control MTH O Ga. PS3 Diesel, 2 Pushbuttons PUBLIC Control (2 Detectors)” (2019, 54 min): Youtube823 or Vimeo 823
    * Note: Video 823 uses 2 detectors, whereas Video 822 uses just 1 detector.
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    ==>>PDF Documentation: See Album #820 above
    ==>>Notes page: See Notes Page 823
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  2. Video #824, “Auto. DCC Pnt-to-Pnt Control TWO MTH O Ga. PS3 Diesels, Pushbutton PUBLIC Control (2 Detectors)” (2019, 35 min) : Youtube 824 or Vimeo 824
    * Note: The same physical equipment is used as in previous Video #823; we just added a 2nd train.
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    * Video #824B, “Portable Layout, MTH PS3 Automation PUBLIC Control, 2 Diesels Pnt-to-Pnt” (2020, 2 min): Youtube 824B or Vimeo 824B
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    ==>>PDF Documentation: See Album #820 above
    ==>>Notes page: See Notes Page 824
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  3. Video #829, “Auto. DCC Pnt-to-Pnt Control THREE MTH O Ga. PS3 Diesels, Pushbutton PUBLIC Control (1 Detectors)” (2020, 57 min): Youtube 829 or Vimeo 829
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    ==>>PDF Documentation: See Album 829

~~~~~~ D. STREETCARS ~~~~


  1. Video #834, “834 Midwest Traction Hub.com, 3 MTH O-Ga. PCCs on 1 Loop, Automatic Control“: Vimeo #834 (Note: This video is NOT shown in the Compilation Video #835.).
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    ==>> Photos & PDF Documentation: See Album #834
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  2. Video #830, “Auto. DCC Control of FIVE N. Ga. Streetcars on 1 Loop, 2 Detector“: Youtube 830 or Vimeo 830
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    ==>>PDF Documentation: See Album 830
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  3. Video #831, “Auto. DCC Control of 6 (SIX) N. Ga. Streetcars on 1 Loop, 2 Detector“: Youtube 831 or Vimeo 831
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    ==>>PDF Documentation: See Album 831

~~~~~~ E. GETTING STARTED ~~~~

  1. Video #816 **GETTING STARTED** – (2016) “Getting Started with NCE DCC Mini-Panel for Automatic Train Control
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    ==>>PDF Documentation: See Album 816
    ==>>Notes page: See Notes Page 816

See the Home Page for PLAYLISTS containing MORE automatic control videos.