14 octobre 2017

ESU CabControl DCC System Introduction

Welcome to the Future of DCC! ESU’s New CabControl WiFi DCC System! Since smart phones with touch screens have almost completely replaced the conventional mobile phone, model train enthusiasts and manufacturers face the question how to employ more powerful devices for controlling model trains. As a result of this, many apps have been developed lately, which can be uploaded onto your mobile phone and used for running your trains.

This concept, however, has one disadvantage, namely that smart phones have not been primarily designed for running model trains. Due to the lack of suitable input elements the operator is forced to spend most of the time looking at the display. The limits become quickly obvious so we at ESU had a look at the question on how to utilize the advantages of the smart phone technology and combine it with the needs of model train enthusiasts.

It is with great joy that we now present the results of our considerations. With the new ESU CabControl DCC system you have wireless control of your locomotives, accessories and routes simply by Wi-Fi!

With the 50310 CabControl Integrated Control Unit, advanced model railroading is as simple as ever. With our new system, you have full control over your locomotives, switches and signals just at the tap of a finger. The unit communicates with our Mobile Control II Wireless Controller via wireless LAN. The CabControl’s integrated 7 Amp booster also allows it to power even larger layouts with ease. LokSound decoders equipped with RailComPlus® even register automatically with the system! Running trains has finally caught up with the technology of today!

For more info please visit : www.LokSound.com

27 juin 2015

Fitting Lights to the LEGO Heavy-Haul Train ! Set 60098

This is a tutorial on how to fit lights to the LEGO Heavy-Haul Train, set 60098.

The lights are part number 8870 and the rechargeable battery is part number 8878, these can be bought from the LEGO shop on-line. The power adapter\battery charger is the LEGO Power Functions Transformer\Charger 10V DC Part 8887, make sure you are buying the correct transformer for your region.

Below are some links to some sets that may be useful if you are starting out on your own LEGO Train project.

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21 décembre 2015

Tutorial, fitting Lights to LEGO Yellow Cargo Train, set 7939

This is a tutorial on how to fit lights to the LEGO Yellow Cargo Train, set 7939.

The lights are part number 8870 and the rechargeable battery is part number 8878, these can be bought from the LEGO shop on-line. The power adapter\battery charger is the LEGO Power Functions Transformer\Charger 10V DC Part 8887, make sure you are buying the correct transformer for your region.

Below are some links to some sets that may be useful if you are starting out on your own LEGO Train project.

Amazon Affiliate Links:

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LEGO City 7499 Flexible Tracks: http://amzn.to/2xde0fw
LEGO City 7895 Train Tracks: http://amzn.to/2w4f1GM
LEGO City 60052 Cargo Train: http://amzn.to/2g6iKzC
LEGO City 60098 Heavy-Haul Train: http://amzn.to/2vgtaiS

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18 novembre 2014

LEGO® InterCity 125 HST with DCC Sound and Lights

My LEGO® InterCity 125 HST model has been converted from LEGO®’s 9V conventional DC control to Digital Command Control (DCC). The DCC decoder is an ESU LokSound 4.0 fitted with Legomanbiffo’s realistic HST sound samples specific to HST power cars fitted with Paxman Valenta prime movers. Both power cars are converted so that the sound emanates realistically from both ends as well as having two 9V motor bogies powering the complete train. The sounds add a totally mesmerizing and enjoyable operating experience and elevate the LEGO® model to a new level of sophistication. It has a huge impact on unsuspecting viewers!