Wireless Model Railroad Control With an iPhone – iPod Touch

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Miscellaneous, Tips DCC Components, Tips DCC Systems, Tony's Tips |

Mike Greenwood introduces this new emerging DCC technology. Eventually, this emerging technology may be more cost effective than purchasing wireless components from the DCC manufacturers! Are you looking for wireless control options for your DCC equipped model railroad? Why not consider using an iPhone or iPod Touch to control your railroad. Enter the iPhone! When Apple revolutionized the cell phone market with their smartphone, I don’t think they had any idea just how...

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MRC Prodigy Express Review

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Tips DCC Systems, Tony's Tips |

by Don Fiehmann Buy Here PDF Version How Times have Changed When DCC systems were first marketed I was a bit reluctant to change over from dc. My main reason for holding off was the high price of the systems that were available. Then systems cost over $500 and decoders were relatively expensive compared to today’s prices. Competition and advances in technology have brought down the cost of getting started in DCC. Now you can buy a DCC system for not much more than a good...

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Lenz Digital Plus

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Product Compare, Tips DCC Systems, Tony's Tips |

Comparison : DCC Systems Lenz Sets 90 and 100 Review by George Sebastian-Coleman, 04/28/2004 In December 2002 Lenz renamed its base systems to reflect a significant upgrade to these products. The earlier “set 01” and “set 02” have been replaced by Set 100 and Set 90 respectively. (Lenz still sells Set-01/10, a 10-amp system with pushbutton handheld and separate LZ100 and LV200.) Like most upgrades by DCC manufacturers, the changes are largely internal, and the pushbutton...

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Digitrax Chief

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Product Compare, Tips DCC Systems, Tony's Tips |

Comparison : DCC Systems Digitrax has always had a company philosophy of releasing their products in a logical sequence, particularly after the applicable standards and RPs are adopted. A.J. Ireland doesn’t want to go the route of sending out periodic EPROM updates for his systems. Instead of having one system capable of being upgraded as the standards and RPs change, he would rather have several different systems capable of different levels of capability. In spite of...

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Digitrax Zephyr

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Product Compare, Tips DCC Systems, Tony's Tips |

Comparison : DCC Systems This review by Don Fiehmann can be found here in its entirety. Short excerpt … The Zephyr Starter Set includes a DCS50 Command Station/Booster, a PS315 Power Supply and the LT 1 LocoNet Cable and Decoder Tester. It also comes with a well illustrated and well written 56 page Zephyr Manual and a Digitrax Decoder Manual. (No decoders are supplied with the Zephyr system.) The Command Station/booster is a stationary “console” style unit. It has a...

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Zephyr DCC Starter system: Z to O scales

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Tips DCC Systems, Tony's Tips |

by Don Fiehmann Reprinted Courtesy of Railroad Model Craftsman Comparison : DCC Systems Update, May 19, 2005: The Zephyr can operate stationary decoders but does not provide for automated routing. The Hare™, PnP stationary decoder for the Tortoise™, has the “Smart Route” feature that will enable the Zephyr to operate routes. Review of the new DCC Zephyr system from Digitrax Mfd. by Digitrax, Inc., 450 Cemetery St. #206, Norcross, GA. 30071 (www.digitrax.com) One...

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