New command stations are coming out, and the smartphone/tablet owner is targeted. Read more
A short comment on the new “high tech” train items from the 2014 Nuremberg Toy Fair… Read more
Do you like fancy desks with DCC command stations and visual switchboards? Look away! Here is my layout “control center”. Read more
Want to program decoders more easily, with your computer? Here is the SPROG 2. Read more
I like putting the horse before the cart. My layout is far from being 100% functional, let alone done. However, I like to play with my PC Control software. I was wondering how I would presen... Read more
What can you do with an ESU ECoS II DCC command station, apart from controlling trains? Let’s have a look at this station from another point of view: connectivity. 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
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
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
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