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***Fleischmann are not rebadged Digitrax - the loconet is an under license issue.

AFAIK train navigation is totally in-house and not supported outside FL - if you want it, buy it now as its no longer eitherproduced or supported by FL. Littfinski daten technik MAY have items which are compatible though.

If the core of the system was FMZ I'd advise dumping it - that really is a "dead duck" .... but the current/just dropped FLM system is OK DCC wise, if a little less than state of the art... basically I think you are right to continue with the controllers as they are. For a time ebay many be a source of other items you need, but prices will probably grow with rarity.

For everything other than loco driving forget FLM items - use something from a specialised DCC brand thats likely to stay around!

Things like the demise of FL digital are the reason why I always advise modellers to avoid ANY "train brand DCC" - the train brands busines is selling trains and they ONLY get involved in digital as accessory business to help them sell more locos short term - so when it becomes inconvenient, the digital gets dropped or changed to suit their "train marketing current need"!

Zero one, arnold digital, FL and the Marklin system are good relatively recent examples of train brands dropping proprietary systems after thousands were sold... and it leaves modellers out in the cold: Sometimes they are lucky for a while... for example - where would thousands of modellers be now if ESU had not taken on support for the marklin digital system that was dropped!

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**TWG, Thanks for that info - I have learned something new - my EU source had misinformed me.

DB ice 3 - sorry to misinform you

Richard

QUOTE (TWG @ 2 Mar 2009, 22:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The Train Navigation system is made by Uhlenbrock and is sold by them under the name LISSY, so unless Uhlenbrock go out of business it is likely to be available for the foreseeable future.

The system is clever. You can download the manual in English from the Uhlenbrock website to see what it can do.

It has 2 main disadvantages: it is a bit complicated to set up and it it is expensive. I use it for a shuttle, which works very well; the transmitter sends not only the loco address but also a train category, so that actions are set off either by a particular loco or locos or by categories of trains such as push pull or multiple units.

If I wanted extensive automation I would probably choose computer control.
 
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