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The delay in the arrival of the Dynamis is really starting to get me down. I've wired my layout for DCC, so I can only run two locomotives under analogue control. That would be fine if my layout weren't 24 x 8 with plenty of space for more and now that I have 5 modern locomotives, I want more action - now!

I've been holding out for a Dynamis because it has a wire free controller, but changing locomotives by literally removing them from the track is starting to lose its allure and I'm looking for an excuse pretext to go the whole hog and get an ECoS. One of the "lacks" in the basic Dynamis is a programming track output, so my questions are:-

"How useful is a programming track?"

"Is there a number of locomotives at which not having a programming track becomes a problem?"

I happen to have the cash at the moment. Buying an ECoS might push back other railway related purchases, but I can't run the trains I've got at the moment, so it's not an issue.

I know that there will be "Pro" addon for the Dynamis, but I am not aware of even a hint of a delivery date and I did ask that question at Peco back in June.

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QUOTE Instead of having to lift all other trains off your tracks so you can program. I used to have to do this with the Lokmaus2 and it's a pain in the butt. Quite seriously when you have forty locos and you have to lift them all of the track you are going to know that you need a programming track.

I thought that might be the case.

Thanks for the input. I think you've given me the final "shove" I needed to make a decision.

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QUOTE Try to take up German lessons it isn't an easy language but the beers nice.

Ein grosse bier bitte!

And yes it is nice. Been over 30 years since my O level german.

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To tie this thread off with a neat bow, I have now been using an ECoS for a couple of weeks. For what I want to do, I _need_ a programming track which the ECoS has. Now I am looking forward to RailCom which should provide a reliable way of getting information back from the decoders. The current system "works" but it sure ain't 100%.

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