New command stations are coming out, and the smartphone/tablet owner is targeted. Read more
Here is my experience with 2 different Loconet detectors. Read more
Train ID recognition is not required with a computer-controlled layout: with simple ON/OFF detectors, the PC follows the trains as it controls them, and always knows where they are. But ther... Read more
The Uhlenbrock MARCo module (art. 68500) combines Railcom (the EU-Centered Train-ID technology) and Loconet (the US / Digitrax multipurpose bus). Read more
If you are planning to automate your layout or have hidden tracks, detecting locomotives is not enough: you need to detect cars too. Read more
There are as many ways to control a layout than there are hobbyists. There are also two categories of hobbyists: those who plan everything from A to Z, and those who are more messy in their... Read more
As I mentioned in a recent post, I have recently switched from S88 to Loconet train detection. However, I didn’t want to buy new Loconet detection modules. It would have been expensive... Read more
I am using two different elements to control my layout: a touchscreen command station (the excellent ESU ECOS II), and a PC software (Freiwald’s TrainController Gold). I wanted to swit... Read more
If you start using DCC, someday you may feel the need to go further than just controlling trains. There are numerous options today: smart touch screen command centers, PC control… But... Read more
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