I thinkthat in a few years we will be looking back at DCC in the same way we look back at Betamax , and even tape recorders(sound and video). May not disappear, but if r/c is developing at the rate it is then I see it taking over, withnone of the track problems that are now bugging DCC .
As I said, whatever way you chiooose, wire up track so that it can be used for analogue. It is a lot simpler than messing around with bodges for electrofrog and DCC.
I originally tried out DCC with one of the Bachmann sets, using only a very small mini layout. I then converted the locos to Gn 15, and eventaually(because they were not designed to be taken apart), the motos and chips broke(I had one powering Gerry's old Tuk Tuk), added more to the fleet, but then found at exhibition9LYDCC group), that they ran better using analogue. Much of what I say has been learnt from my experiences, working out that a biyt of forthought, thinking about what can go wrong, and either avoiding problems, or buiding in ways that make maintenance easier. A good example, again with points, is to use a PL12 point adapter at side of points, and connect wire in tube to this, not directly to underneath point, as I have found that when something goes wrong I don't have to rip up point to fix it. My Gn15 APA box modules are all built the way I have mentioned, and work extremely well, even at Sedan in France a couple of years ago.
Another advantage of analogue, is auto shuttles, which only require diodes and a timer unit.
Don't get me wrong, I am not anti technology, I love computers(having worked in IT ), but partly because of that , use technology when it works and discard it when it fails. I may not be the best at planning ahead, but if I find a method that is sustainable will continue to use it and recommend it to others.
Narrow gauge Francophile interested in 1m, 60cm,50cm , 40cm and smaller gauges . Build in scales from 1/6th to 1/24th. Also 1/32nd and 1/35th using 16.5mm track to represent 50cm and 60cm gauges. http://www.rue-d-etropal.com