New Book – Introduction to Layout Command Control

LCC Introduction Zimmerli


Author Dana Zimmerli released a new book on LCC this June entitled: Introduction to Layout Command Control: Basic Concepts and Practical Examples of LCC for Model Railroads. In this overview of everything LCC, Dana explores the emerging standard and breaks down concepts in easy-to-understand ways, no matter what your level of experience is with model railroading. 

From the publisher: A beginner’s guide to Layout Command Control. Covers the terminology and basic techniques to install and configure LCC on your layout. Includes practical examples of route switching, block occupancy detection, and simple signaling. This book explains the terms used in LCC at a practical level. A complete example implements a demonstration layout featuring Route Control, track power switching, occupancy detection and a simple set of Signals. Configuration of the LCC Nodes is shown with many screenshots to guide the new user.

An excerpt from the book's introduction: This book was inspired by the many hobbyists that have been looking at Layout Command Control as a new method to control their model railroad. After giving clinics on LCC for two years in the Pacific Southwest Region of the NMRA, I realized that the beginner would need something to refer to and I could not reach everyone in clinics. Constant messages on the LCC group made it more clear. I decided that I could writhe this down so that all the hobbyists that wanted to implement LCC would have a starting point. I have spent my entire career through to retirement in aerospace development. As a System Engineer, Technical Director, and Program Manager, I participated in several proposals for military contracts. I decided that, if I could translate engineer-speak for the military, I should be able to explain LCC to model railroaders.

Perfect for anyone curious about the new world of LCC or planning on implementing LCC into their existing layout, this overview is a simple and practical introduction to the nuts and bolts of LCC. 

This book is available now. You can grab a paperback or Kindle version through Amazon, or a PDF version from the author's website.