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  DCC Solutions

How to use F10 to F28 Function Control with NCE Power Cab System

and Pro Cab Throttles


All of the DCC Solutions Sound Projects have been setup to make full use of the 28 Functions available when using the NCE DCC Systems.

The function allocations are generally the same for all of our Sound Projects so that our customers with multiple DCC Solution's Sound Equipped Locomotives know that the same function button on all their locos will perform the same sound or function.

DCC Solutions is aware users have their own personal preference so all Functions in our Sound Projects can be remapped onto any function key of your choice to suit your personal requirements.

The buttons on the NCE Throttles allow to operate the first 12 functions, however there is an additional feature allowing the user to access the Functions 13-28 but requires the user to reprogram the throttle so that the OPTION button can be used for Functions 13-28.

Below is a "How to" showing the steps required to reprogram your NCE Throttle.


For users of different DCC Systems, refer to your user manual for information on using your function buttons.

Digitrax Users: Requires the DT402 Super Throttle and above to use 28 Functions.

MRC Users: The PRODIGY EXPRESS 2 Systems and above allows 28 Functions.

Hornby Users: Select Controller - F0 to F9 Only [Time to upgrade your system]

Here at DCC Solutions we offer Light Modifications to a large selection of locomotives to provide a more prototypical lighting operations. On some models we can do the full prototypical light operation.

On a Standard Light modified locomotive, the lighting options can be found on F0 and F9-13. And of course you need to know how use your lights so here is how it's done.

How to operate the DCC Solutions modified lighting on your locomotive



The keys 0 through 9.

When operating a loco if a number key is pressed it toggles the corresponding function on the loco. Use to access FUNCTIONS 1 to 9.

To access the function F9 you simply press 9


When pressed and held while pressing another key on the cab the alternate value of that key can be used.

To access the function F10 you simply press SHIFT and PROG/ESC at the same time to activate FUNCTION 10.

To access the function F11 you simply press SHIFT and EXPN at the same time to activate FUNCTION 11.

To access the function F12 you simply press SHIFT and 28/128 at the same time to activate FUNCTION 12.

Repeat the procedure to turn the function off.

How to operate the DCC Solutions 28 functions on your locomotive.



The OPTION button marked * (see picture) can be reprogrammed for use to access FUNCTIONS 10 to 28. Follow these simple steps.

1. Turn on your system and unplug the cable from your cab (Throttle)

2. Press and hold down the SELECT LOCO while plugging the cable back into your cab. The cab will now enter the initial setup program. At any time you may press PROG/ESC to exit.

3. Press enter FOUR (4) or possible FIVE (5) times depending on your cabs firmware until your screen reads PROG OPTION KEY...KEY VALUE = 94.

4. Enter a new value of 122 and press ENTER

5. Press PROG/ESC to exit.

Once reprogrammed pressing OPTION once will display F10 – F19 and pressing it twice will display F20 – F28. Pressing a number key will toggle that number plus 10. Example: Press OPTION once then 5 will activate F15. Repeat the same procedure to turn F15 off.

PLEASE NOTE: All Functions in our sound projects can be remapped onto any function key of your choice to suit your personal requirements.