The Area Group has a growing number of members using DCC (Digital Command Control) as an operating system. In preparation for the Warley Show in 2005 the group decided to standardize on the Digitrax system for use on the Group layouts. All DCC equipment is owned by individual members of the group. There is the opportunity to run DCC equipped trains at each meeting, either as shared DC/DCC (2 tracks each) on one layout or on a separate layout.
A small group of members have begun to have an extra monthly meeting at the Community Centre purely for DCC only; with the aim of introducing computer control with automation and signalling to the layout using the Digitrax system and 'Railroad & Co' software.