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TRC >> Märklin Digital System - Getting Started

You want to make use of the advantages of digital multi-train operation right from the start. Controlling every model individually, being able to give an individual speed and direction, and being able to stop and store a locomotive or train at any point on the layout. This is the basis of the operating fun of a digitally controlled layout. Turnouts can also be set by means of the Mobile Station, when appropriate decoders (receivers) are installed.

There are no limits to a family's joint operating experience with the use of several control devices.

Recommended Components:

60657 Mobile Station
Controller for running locomotives and controlling locomotive functions or turnout mechanisms. Supports the digital formats Motorola, mfx and DCC.

60116 Digital Connector Box
Transmits the digital signal for controlling locomotive and turnout decoders.

66365 Switched Mode Power Pack
Changes the power from the household current (120 volts) into suitable low voltage for model trains.

74461 - 74465 / 60831 Turnout Decoder
Switches turnout mechanisms according to the digital commands.

Current Märklin H0 locomotives come from the factory with a digital decoder on board for operation with the Mobile Station.



Märklin Digital System - Expansion with the Central Station

A variety of model railroad operations are possible with the 60226 Central Station 3. With two built-in controllers, track diagram control board, and interactive operation of routes, you are the engineer! The prototypical locomotive operations of Märklin mfx+ locomotives, offers hours of entertaining model railroad operations.

Recommended Components:

60226 Central Station 3
Combination controller with 2 built-in locomotive controllers, central track diagram control board for switching turnouts and signals, automatic routing etc. Supports the digital formats Motorola, mfx, mfx+ and DCC. Control up to 32 functions for each locomotive, and 320 Motorola and 2,048 DCC solenoid accessories. Smartphones or Tablet PCs can be integrated into the system as wireless, mobile control elements.

60065 Switched Mode Power Pack
Changes the power from the household current (120 volts) into suitable low voltage for model trains.

60883 Decoder L88 / 60881 Decoder s88 / 60882 Decoder s88 DC
Feedback modules for feedback of events on the model railroad to the Central Station. An L88 Decoder is the basis of the feedback system. Other s88 and s88 DC decoders can be connected to the L88.

764xx Advanced Color Light Signals, 703xx, 704xx, Advanced Semaphore/Target Signals
These generations of signals are designed for digital operation with their factory built-in decoders. Both generations of signals represent a visual highlight on every model railroad.

Current Märklin H0 locomotives come from the factory with a digital decoder on board for operation with the Central Station.



Märklin Digital System - Limitless Possibilities for Large Layouts

Who hasn't dreamed of a large layout with a city station, maintenance facility, loading area, parade routes for trains and staging yards for the different train consists? The Central Station 3 and Central Station 3plus will provide simple, easy control of locomotives and the entire layout. Smartphones or Tablet PCs can be integrated into the system as mobile control elements.

Recommended Components:

60226 Central Station 3 / 60216 Central Station 3plus
Combination controller with 2 built-in locomotive controllers, central track diagram control board for switching turnouts and signals, route switching etc. Supports the digital formats Motorola, mfx, mfx+ and DCC. Control up to 32 functions for each locomotive, and 320 Motorola and 2,048 DCC solenoid accessories. Smartphones or Tablet PCs can be integrated into the system as wireless, mobile control elements. The Central Station 3plus (60216) includes all the features of the Central Station 3, it also functions as a multiple-device master, enabling you to connect multiple Central Station 3plus units to the Central Station 3, for even more operating capabilities. (A Central Station 2 (60214 and 60215) can be integrated in the same manner as the Central Station 3plus.)

60175 Booster
If the power requirement of the layout exceeds the output of the Central Station 3, the Booster may be necessary. The layout is divided into several power supply areas, which are powered by either a Central Station 3 or by Boosters.

60065 Switched Mode Power Pack
Changes the power from the household current (120 volts) into suitable low voltage for model trains. Supplies power to the Central Station and/or a Booster.

60883 Decoder L88 / 60881 Decoder s88 / 60882 Decoder s88 DC
Feedback modules for feedback of events on the model railroad to the Central Station. An L88 Decoder is the basis of the feedback system. Other s88 and s88 DC decoders can be connected to the L88.

60125 Terminal
Many devices (Booster, Mobile Station, L88) make use of the CAN bus as a communication channel to the Central Station. The 60125 Terminal is required to connect Boosters when using an L88.

60123, 60124, 60126 and 60128
Various connection cables and components for connecting different components to the entire system with the Central Station as the centerpiece.

All other digital components such as the 60831, 74461, or 74465 turnout decoders, the 60841 switching decoder, advanced, color light, or semaphore/target signals, etc. can also be used in this expansion stage.




 

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