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DCC-EX Model Railroading

DCC-EX is a team of dedicated enthusiasts producing open source DCC & DC solutions for you to run your complete model railroad layout. Our easy to use, do-it-yourself, and free open source products run on off-the-shelf Arduino technology and are supported by numerous third party hardware and apps like JMRI, Engine Driver, wiThrottle, Rocrail and more.

EX-CommandStation Releases

If you are just starting with DCC-EX then the sections below are intended to help you understand how our products might suit your needs. We’ve curated this guidance based on feedback from our users:

If these haven’t helped, or you’ve read them and you are still unsure, then feel free to contact us, preferably through our Discord server where you can chat directly with our team members. Details of this and other contact methods on our Contact Us page.

  • 07 Mar 2024 - Another new EX-Installer release

    The DCC-EX team is pleased to announce another new release of EX‑Installer (version 0.0.18). As always, we encourage all users to download this new version of the installer to take advantage of the bug fixes and new features available.

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  • 26 Feb 2024 - Announcing EX-Turntable 0.7.0

    The DCC-EX team is pleased to share the next Beta version of EX‑Turntable with version 0.7.0 being released today. Please be aware that there are some changes in this version that may impact configuration options set, particularly for those using two wire stepper drivers such as the A4988, DRV8825, or TMC2208. Users with ULN2003 stepper drivers should not be impacted. NOTE If you are using the STEPPER_DRIVER option A4988_INV you will need to edit your configuration file, please see STEPPER_DRIVER and INVERT_ENABLE for more information.

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Where to next?

It is important to understand that different DCC-EX products, and options within those products are targeted at different levels of users, from those who don’t know anything about electronics or software, through to those with a lot of knowledge and experience.

We have tagged the pages to help you understand who they are aimed at. The Choose Your Comfort Level page explains those levels. Keep an eye out on our pages to see at which level of experience our documentation is aimed at.