MRH Magazine

In October, 2011, Bruce became the DCC Columnist for Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine. This online publication has grown to be have the second largest readership of any model railroad oriented magazine in the world.

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In addition to the DCC Impulses, column, I can and will do articles for MRH, too. Click the article date to go to the page on the MRH site.

Dec-12
Slow Orders - dangerous track ahead!
This article about contingency planning for model railroaders was co-authored with my wife, Linda.

Jun-16
My model railroad journey
An elaboration about the path from non-modeler to Master Model Railroader #574 over two decades. The basis was a bio in the June 2016 NMRA Magazine.

Oct-16
Railfanning the Great Lakes Western
The view of the PebbleCreek Model Railroad Club’s HO scale GLW layout from the viewpoint of an operator or railfan.

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Here is a list of my columns by date, with the main topic and any sidebar topics listed. Click on the column date to go to the MRH site and see the column.

Oct-11
Back to Basics

Nov-11
More of the Basics

Dec-11
Layout Wiring

Jan-12
Wired Installation #1

Feb-12
Wired Installation #2
HO Athearn Blue Box installation

Mar-12
LED Lighting

Apr-12
N Installations

DB150 Mode Switch & OpSw

May-12
Anatomy of a System

Lenz LH90 Throttle

Jun-12
HO Diesel Installations

NCE PowerCab Connection

Jul-12
Enhancing Your System

Dual Decoder Installations

Aug-12
How Do I Get The Sound Out?

Multiple Speakers

Sep-12
System  Comparison #
1
NCE booster to Digitrax command station

Oct-12
System  Comparison #2

NCE radio base mounting

Nov-12
How Do I Get An Installation Done?

HO U-boat sound

Dec-12
Basic Electronics for DCC

Alumina Thermal Adhesive

Jan-13
HO Kato NW2 Sound Installation

PowerCab software 1.65 release

Feb-13
Anatomy of a DCC Decoder
One Loco with Two Decoders

Mar-13
Stayin' Alive

The Best DCC Tester - probe

Apr-13
Ready, set, go! (DCC ready?)

Adding a NEM-652 to a JST decoder

May-13
Using Ohm's Law

Another DCC Tester - LED dome light

Jun-13
17 DCC Tips

Jul-13 - No column

Aug-13
Locating Your Train

Model Railroading Rules to Live By

Sep-13
Passenger Car Lighting

Digitrax OpSw setting recommendations

Oct-13
How Do They Get the Sound IN?

Relay wiring

Nov-13
Solo DCC Operations
Make your small layout run bigger

Dec-13
Tips for DCC Motor Control

Speed Steps in Perspective

Jan-14
How to safely connect multiple speakers
Speaker Specifications

Feb-14
Unraveling DCC addresses
A short guide to Consists

Mar-14
A Dozen DCC Myths

Apr-14
Signaling Your DCC Pike
DCC Compatibility Between Systems

May-14
DCC Programming Track Tips
Isolating the Programming Track on Your Layout

Jul-14
More getting the sound out

Aug-14
HO DCC Sound Installation Tips
Sidebars: Tools; Supplies

Sep-14
SoundTraxx SoundCar DCC decoder
SoundCar Installation

Oct-14
MRC DCC System Test Drive

Nov-14
DCC Circuit Protection

Dec-14
ESU LokSound Decoders

Jan-15
DCC Reversing Loops

Feb-15
Brass Steam Loco DCC Installation Tips

Mar-15
JMRI is more than Decoder Pro #1

Apr-15
JMRI is more than Decoder Pro #2

Jun-15
DCC Stationary Decoders

Jul-15
DCC Garden Wiring Tips

Aug-15
Getting Started in DCC

Sep-15
DCC Throttles
First Look: SoundTraxx Econami decoder

Oct-15
SoundTraxx Econami DCC decoder
My ideal throttle

Nov-15
What’s Up With LCC?

Dec-15
Details of DCC Consisting

Jan-16
Econami decoder + RS3 sound installation
Sidebars: Tools; Supplies; Parts

Feb-16
A Dozen more DCC Myths

Mar-16
Is DCC dead?

Apr-16
DCC for Operations
Tsunami adjustments for braking

May-16
Demystifying CV 29

Jun-16

Getting power to my DCC system

Jul-16
My favorite iPhone apps for DCC

Aug-16
Loading sound into DCC decoders

Sept-16
Traveling with DCC

Oct-16
Five years of DCC Impulses columns

Dec-16
First look at the Digitrax Evolution DCC system

Feb-17
Thinking through a DCC decoder installation

Mar-17
Wireless DCC, part 1, the radio side

Apr-17
Wireless DCC, part 2, battery power

May-17
Wireless DCC, part 3, bringing it all together

Jun-17
Digitrax duplex radio hints
Hints for Digitrax cab batteries

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