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Welcome to the steventrain marklinist layout.

The 3-rail AC digital controller by new Central station/Mobile stations systems.































 

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Very nice, even if the sleepers do have those funny moulding pips down the middle
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I am dying to know what you think of that new Maerklin control unit, particularly the master unit with the LCD. It bears such an uncanny resemblance to the ESU ECoS I have set my heart on!

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Thats exactly my sort of thing.

Busy, busy, busy with a chance of a major crash at some point if the controller takes the eye off the boil.

Very nice.

Just curious but there does seem to be very tight curves in places. Can all Marklin loco's handle these?

Happy modelling
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QUOTE Just curious but there does seem to be very tight curves in places. Can all Marklin loco's handle these?
Yes they can. I'm not sure of the radius, but as a guess 25 - 27" . I always enjoyed visiting the Marklin agent in SA, they had a very nice demo layout with these typical curves. Sweet running stock, highly detialed and
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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 16 Sep 2006, 07:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The DCC controller looks like a rebadged Hornby Elite !


As the Maerklin Central station came out about a year ago and the Hornby one is yet to appear I think the opposite is true. The Elite looks like the Maerklin Central station.

QUOTE I am dying to know what you think of that new Maerklin control unit, particularly the master unit with the LCD. It bears such an uncanny resemblance to the ESU ECoS I have set my heart on!

I'm very interested in this too.


Fantastic layout Steven. Some great locos there.
 

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QUOTE (Dennis David @ 16 Sep 2006, 15:07) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Throw away the boxes, you'll never sell any of the trains.
Do I see a stylus? Is the Central Station screen touch sensitive?

The Hornby Elite design looks rougher, the dials and buttons not as fine if that makes any difference.
To be honest all they would have in common is that they both have two dials


Everything else the technology, current, DCC format would be different. Oh and the price too.
 

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Hi,Thanks for looking my pictures.

There was all marklin items was brought direct from Germany mail order about 40% cheaper that UK retailer.


The CS do have large touchscreen with address up to 16,384 address and have up to 16 functions per locomotive.


I will post pictures of closed up of Central station touchscreen soon.
 

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So what is the radius on those curves ?. Quality stuff this Marklin. If you paint the outside of you DCC kit black it may convince people you have a Hornby Elite.

 

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>I will post pictures of closed up of Central station touchscreen soon. thumbsup.gif
I am looking forward to that. Some shots of how easy it is to program CVs would be nice


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The marklin central station warming up for minute(s) after switch on.



The three ways turnouts



The edit of loco speed,volume,functions etc



Functions,turnouts edit or changed





PS Sorry for poor pictures.
 

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>PS Sorry for poor pictures
No worries. Thanks for posting them


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The pictures are Ok.

Thats a hell of a system Steven. I think we can see substantial differences between the forthcoming Hornby effort and Maerklins Central Station. That looks pretty amazing.

I am hoping that the forthcoming Trix Central Station will be similar.
 

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Nice layout and scenary Steven.
The detail around the coaling station and turntable is very good.
How are you going with Märklin Central Station;any problems?
 
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