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Date: 10/03/19 07:43
MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared?
Author: fltenwheeler

I am getting back into the hobby after many years. I am trying to decide on a DCC system. After looking I am thinking of going with a MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared 1414.

I am looking for input.

Other manufacturers?

Thanks

Tim

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Date: 10/03/19 08:18
Re: MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared?
Author: aehouse

I have had great luck with mine.

Art House



Date: 10/03/19 08:42
Re: MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared?
Author: fltenwheeler

Thanks for the input Art.

Tim

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Date: 10/03/19 08:51
Re: MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared?
Author: ChrisCampi

I have the original Prodigy which I sent in to be upgraded. I now run wireless throttles and it been basically flawless.



Date: 10/03/19 09:26
Re: MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared?
Author: sixaxlecentury

Get an NCE pro cab, and dont look back.    



Date: 10/03/19 09:35
Re: MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared?
Author: fltenwheeler

ChrisCampi Wrote:
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> I have the original Prodigy which I sent in to be
> upgraded. I now run wireless throttles and it been
> basically flawless.

I am thinking about going WIFI instead of dedicated wireless.

Tim



Date: 10/03/19 09:42
Re: MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared?
Author: fltenwheeler

sixaxlecentury Wrote:
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> Get an NCE pro cab, and dont look back.    

Are you meaning a NCE 5240001 PH-Pro Power Pro DCC Starter System?

Tim



Date: 10/03/19 23:12
Re: MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared?
Author: SandingValve

I have had my Prodigy Advanced Squared system operating my On30 layout fore several years now. I later bought a second throttle, #1415 Prodigy Advance 2- Elite which has the illuminated display (the #1414 throttle's display in not illuminated). The original #1414 throttle that came with my system started to behave erratically and I purchased anothe #1415 throttle to replace it it. I run 'wired' cabs and have two fascia mounted jack panels that the throttles plug into. I typically have 7 sound equipped steam locomotives on the layout at a time and have had no issues with the power supply or the rest of the system. Programming is straight forward. So far I am happy with it.

As a side note I have a Digitrax Chief system for my HO layout with numerous throttles and I have had very little problems with that system. Programming however, is not so easy, using the throttles and so I use an old spare computer to program decoders which makes it so much easier.

SV



Date: 10/04/19 04:29
Re: MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared?
Author: fltenwheeler

Thank you for the input.

Tim

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Date: 10/04/19 04:51
Re: MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared?
Author: brfriedm

The MRC system is a good system. You should buy it. You should ignore the NCE groupies.  Bruce



Date: 10/04/19 04:55
Re: MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared?
Author: fltenwheeler

brfriedm Wrote:
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> The MRC system is a good system. You should buy
> it. You should ignore the NCE groupies.  Bruce

Thanks Bruce

I have not heard anything negative about the MRC products.

Tim

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Date: 10/04/19 04:59
Re: MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared?
Author: sp8234

I would use what your friends or clubs have in your area. I run on Digitrax at 2 clubs. I have run on NCE with my engines but it assigns a consist # to your engines (reprograms) that has to be changed before running on Digitrax. I would guess people will explain this here, I just don't run NCE with my power. It is easy to do with below link.
 I would also recommend this to program your stuff. I would NOT be in the hobby if a Sprog & JMRI/Decoder Pro were not around. Nice people also.
 http://www.bbmgroup.com/sprog/index.html

Have fun
Tim
Hanesworth



Date: 10/04/19 09:50
Re: MRC - Prodigy Advance Squared?
Author: ChrisCampi

fltenwheeler Wrote:
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> ChrisCampi Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I have the original Prodigy which I sent in to
> be
> > upgraded. I now run wireless throttles and it
> been
> > basically flawless.
>
> I am thinking about going WIFI instead of
> dedicated wireless.
>
> Tim


I will be going this route eventually also as that's what the Proto throttle requires and I really like them.



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