The Conductor on November 16th, 2009

DCC Bus
Heavy-gauge copper wire used to distribute the electrical power from the booster around the layout.
Deadhead
A car or train, usually passenger, moving empty; a passenger traveling on a pass.
Decal
A type of lettering material for models.
Deck
A bridge floor which may be either ballasted or open (with the track bolted to the supports).
Decoder
In DCC, small circuit board [...]

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The Conductor on November 3rd, 2009

Cab
Usually a handheld piece of equipment with necessary controls to send speed, direction, and other information to the locomotive. Frequently referred to as “throttle”. On the prototype, the part of the locomotive that houses the crew.
Cab Bus
Used to connect handheld and stationary cabs to a command station. Wireless cabs are indirectly connected to a cab [...]

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