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DCC-EX Model Railroading

DCC-EX is a team of dedicated enthusiasts producing open source DCC 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.

  • 17 Sep 2023 - EX-Installer Updated

    Since our original announcement back on the 2nd of July 2023, EX‑Installer has continued to be improved with both enhancements and bug fixes. Originally announced at version 0.0.12, this new announcement has EX‑Installer at version 0.0.16, with quite a difference between these two releases!

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  • 11 Sep 2023 - Farewell to the old exInstaller, in with the new EX-Installer!

    Today, we bid a fond farewell to the old exInstaller, used successfully by many a user to load our flagship product EX‑CommandStation onto Arduino devices around the world and enable DCC control of many model railroading layouts.

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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.