We offer training courses for Massoth and Piko control systems. The training takes place at our premises in Princes Risborough and the price includes a light lunch and refreshments.

There will also be a 10% discount on Massoth and Piko equipment on the training day.

We usually run courses for both beginners and advanced users on different dates and the next available dates are:

Basic Massoth Course - £35 (max 12 people)
28th April 2018

Advanced Massoth Course - £50 (max 8 people)
19th May 2018

Courses run from 10.30am through to 3pm on each of these dates.

Please note that full payment is required at the time of booking.

Telephone 01844 345158 to book your place now - limited availability

Basic Course Content:
The course will encompass the following areas of DCC operation, compare DCC and analogue systems with the aim to provide an introduction to Digital Command & Control, allowing the user to make an informed comparison between analogue and digital control while helping to decide which digital modules to invest in.

Difference between digital and analogue systems
Introduction to simple DCC layouts
How does DCC control your motive power?
What are the DCC components and why you need them
What are CVs for and what do they do?
Basic DCC wiring
Understanding point working & control
And what about loops?
Review the various Massoth digital modules
What do the Central Station and Navigator do & their set up
Massoth wireless control
The PC module and its software
Understanding basic CV programming using the PC module
Downloading and use of sound files
New systems
Followed by a hands on session

Advanced Course Content:
The course will encompass the following areas of DCC operation with the aim to provide the tools to enhance your railway. The course will be specific to digital and will use Massoth Digital Systems to illustrate detailed areas of digital command and control.

Refresh previous knowledge
Understand the decoder connections
Using / programming CVs
Sound download and setup
CV setup and download
More on reversing loops
Point and route programming
Consist programming
Smoke units - standard and pulsed
Coach / firebox lighting
Power buffers
Reed switches
Wireless and radio control
Followed by a hands on session