Model Railway Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
currently have a Lenz Set2, and I think I need to upgrade to a new system. I would like to use 4 didit addresses, control points, sound and maybe use computer control. I dont think the Set 2 will do. What would be your recommendations? While I was at Warley yesterday it was suggested by a certain DCC supplier I go for a Set 100 but what other choices do I have?

Thanks

Alan
 

·
DT
Joined
·
4,794 Posts
I have a Set 100 and it is great. It sits on a par with other top notch systems.

See here for a comparison of currently available systems.

Lenz release new info at the Nürnberg Toy Fair and it is expected that they may revamp their systems sometime soon. At least with their base LZV100 unit you can be assured of smooth integration of forthcoming controllers and add-ons.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Am I correct about the set 2 being limited in what it can do? No 4 digit addresses no point control? Would I be able to use the LH200 handset as an additional controller with the set 100.

Thanks Alan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
204 Posts
This is from the Set 02 manual
QUOTE Should you desire to be able
to control turnouts or other similar devices this can be achieved
easily by connecting an LH100 or a similar XpressNET device
which contains these capabilities.

It also says that it can use 4 digit addresses. So an LH90 or LH100 may be all you need to add.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I have been looking at the manual and as far as I can work out I need to add a LV100 command station (now discontinued) and a LH90 aor LH100 to do what I want. So it looks like I will look into a Set 100.

Thanks

Alan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
193 Posts
Dear All,

You might want to take a look at a Roco Mulitmaus as another option if you want to avoid spending too much at this stage. Many Germans or Austrians buy a Roco digital starter set and then sell the Multimaus on eBay, as they don't want or need it. This way you can get a Multimaus for less than a 100 euros (67 pounds) and that's quite a good controller with many features found on more advanced systems.

I am still using my old Lokmaus 2 on the test track for running locos in and basic programming (just setting the address usually). It only cost me 50 euros (35 pounds) a few years ago. The new Mulitmaus has a lot more features and functions. You can also use these Roco controllers on any Xpressnet system like Lenz, if you do upgrade later, or you can sell it on eBay and recover the investment.

Here is a list of features, so you can check if it fits the requirements :-

Ergonomic design
Control dial with zero key and recessed grip
Improved usability due to more function keys
Direct access to functions
Function keys available up to F 20
High performance micro controller
9999 locomotive addresses
Programmable locomotive names
Alphanumeric display of locomotive names and locomotive database
1024 turnout addresses can be accessed
Up to 255 CVs
Display background lighting
Custom LCD
Compatible to Locomouse 2® and Locomouse R3
Compatible to Lenz system

You can download and read the manual (in English) from this link

Make sure you get the set and not just the Multimaus. The Multimaus set should come with the Multimaus (part #10810) transformer (#10725) and command station (#10764), plus programming track, cables and manual. Some eBay sellers are offering the Multimaus (#10810) by itself for similar prices that other sellers are asking for the set.

Regards
John Russell
Vienna, Austria
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
QUOTE (John @ 4 Dec 2006, 21:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Dear All,

You might want to take a look at a Roco Mulitmaus as another option if you want to avoid spending too much at this stage. Many Germans or Austrians buy a Roco digital starter set and then sell the Multimaus on eBay, as they don't want or need it. This way you can get a Multimaus for less than a 100 euros (67 pounds) and that's quite a good controller with many features found on more advanced systems.

I am still using my old Lokmaus 2 on the test track for running locos in and basic programming (just setting the address usually). It only cost me 50 euros (35 pounds) a few years ago. The new Mulitmaus has a lot more features and functions. You can also use these Roco controllers on any Xpressnet system like Lenz, if you do upgrade later, or you can sell it on eBay and recover the investment.

Here is a list of features, so you can check if it fits the requirements :-

Ergonomic design
Control dial with zero key and recessed grip
Improved usability due to more function keys
Direct access to functions
Function keys available up to F 20
High performance micro controller
9999 locomotive addresses
Programmable locomotive names
Alphanumeric display of locomotive names and locomotive database
1024 turnout addresses can be accessed
Up to 255 CVs
Display background lighting
Custom LCD
Compatible to Locomouse 2® and Locomouse R3
Compatible to Lenz system

You can download and read the manual (in English) from this link

Make sure you get the set and not just the Multimaus. The Multimaus set should come with the Multimaus (part #10810) transformer (#10725) and command station (#10764), plus programming track, cables and manual. Some eBay sellers are offering the Multimaus (#10810) by itself for similar prices that other sellers are asking for the set.

Regards
John Russell
Vienna, Austria

Having just purchased this very set, I fully concur with everything John says, this is a super system & incredible value for money..


My previous Lokmaus 2 has served me well for the past 3-4 years and I needed to upgrade to access the 8 functions on my new Lenz O gauge V36..

I am pleased to say, it performs perfectly


Cheers

Stevie B
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top