I've been somewhat scared of DCC, having only really been a DC guy for the last 50 years. But as I'm building a new layout I thought I should at least check it out. Really don't know why I was so concerned. Did some digging on the web, and decided as (I'm in the US and) I will at some point need some pointers from local model shops and users that I'd go with NCE. A couple of weeks ago I purchased a "Power Cab" and half a dozen (non-sound) decoders. Using some help from Hornby web-site and You-Tube, I now have some older loco's (Non DCC Ready) fitted and running, amazed at how easy it was! Just got some 8 Pin decoders (back ordered) yesterday, so will work on getting a few DCC Ready Loco's set up. Anyone wondering if I really have taken the plunge ... added investment includes a 5amp booster and and a Pro Cab, and a USB port board. Thinking I may need some help adding other accessories, particularly points and signals, but will (I'm sure) get there as the layout progresses.