Welcome to DCC Xpress Installations. Our goal is to give you an engine with the best sound and functionality of any DCC decoder on the market. To ensure a high-quality install, we only use the best sound decoders – which is why we exclusively install WOWSound from Train Control Systems (TCS).

We make it easy for you. Just send us your engine. You provide shipping to us, and we will provide free return shipping!

For one flat price we will install a WOWSound Decoder, Motherboard, and Keep Alive® into your engine along with a speaker and custom speaker enclosure. We will re-connect all of the original lights as part of the installation,* and offer many custom lighting options as well – feel free to ask. Full one year warranty on all parts and labor!

Flat Installation Rates:
Diesel Installation: $185.00/unit 

Steam Installation: $195.00/unit

Brass Installation: $250.00/unit
Non-Sound Installation: $85.00/unit

We include a TCS Keep Alive® device with every installation to ensure smooth, trouble-free performance from the moment you receive your locomotive back from us.  We will also lightly clean and service it while it’s in our shop at no additional charge. We stand by the quality of our installs and make every effort to return our locomotive to you “better than we found it.”

*Providing your original lighting is compatible with the TCS WOWSound kit, otherwise it can be replaced with long lasting LED for a additional charge.


Meet Ken Knott

Ken Knott spent much of his life working as a professional commercial and editorial photographer travelling the world in pursuit of the perfect image. He brings the same sharp eye and attention to detail from photography to bear on his installation work. Originally from the other side of the Delaware River in NJ, he now calls the pastoral countryside of Pennsylvania his home and performs DXI installations from his workshop in Perkiomenville, PA where he lives with his wife.

In his free time, you’ll find him tackling DIY projects ranging from original design woodworking to tending a growing collection of bonsai trees, taking care of his goats, and dreaming of summer days on his sailboat.

Meet Bob Jensen

Bob Jensen is a retired truck driver and propane industry tech person and life long model railroader. He is now full time enjoying model railroading and doing installation work for DXI. In the past, Bob has installed many hundreds of DCC sound and non-sound decoders.

Bob currently works from the DXI franchise workshop in Connecticut. He specializes in Proto2000 installations which require a sharp eye and specialized frame milling.