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Over 50 years of Innovation: 1967-2020

Updated 'Electronics for Model Railways' book

The book was originally written in 2014 by MERG member, Davy Dick, and he has updated it in 2020.

You can download each chapter using the links shown. There are just a few conditions:

  • The book is intended as a service to the model railway community.
  • It is not a commercial product.
  • It is strictly a non-profit production.
  • It must not be used for monetary gain.
  • It is free to distribute and read.
  • There will be no changes to book contents or its use without permission of the author.

Asked why he wrote it, he said:

I believe that there is a need for a book that tries to encompass the broad electronic facets of our hobby.

It is intended to help new MERG members and those who might be drawn to our activities.

There is not a lot of material out there, mainly old texts or books that solely cover DCC. I think that the contents will be widely welcomed.

I have trialled the book to selected MERG members covering a range of knowledge and experience, with favourable feedback.


Copyright statement

© 2020 by David Dick

  • All rights reserved under the Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivatives Licence.
  • This book may be freely copied and distributed but may not be changed or added to without prior written permission of the author.
  • This book is free and its material may not be used for commercial purposes.
  • This book is issued as, without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied, respecting the contents of this book, including but not limited to implied warranties for the book's quality, performance, or fitness for any particular purpose.
  • Neither the author or distributors shall be liable to the reader or any person or entity with respect to any liability, loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by this book. All trade names and product names are the property of their owners.