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Thinking about a new DCC system - please help me decide

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OK, I have a great DCC system. My Lenz 100 system does everything I want except for a few things. It does have a few limits though, so is there a system out there that can match all my requirements?

Lenz is great except:
  • I can switch easily between two locos, but I often run more. Running more requires more cabs or a better system of switching between locos with one cab. The Lenz switches between tow locos with the Esc key. If you want to control a third or more, you have to dial it in or look for the list (pile) and select the loco you want.
  • I have XpressNET sockets around my track, but plugging and unplugging the cab controller is a pain. I want wireless.
What I want from a DCC system:
  • Simplicity
  • Programmability
  • Expandability
  • Manoeuvrability (of the operator, i.e. wireless)
So what do you recommend?
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Dear Doug,

Have you though about adding a Wireless Multimaus? See here for more on this new Multimaus in MRF. You can easily add more handsets, once you have the base station and it can be linked to the Lenz via Xpressnet, or to a PC via a USB port. It comes with the Rocomotion s/w, which I believe is a cut-down version of Railroad&Co.

It such a nice easy to use controller you can let a guest use it anytime (especially children). The Wireless version has been announced, but I am not sure if it is in the shops already. Switching between locos is easy, you just press the arrow keys, until you find the loco you want to control.
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