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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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You know you want one......the ESU ECoS.
I'm sure it won't be long before the Dynamis oooops my mistake the ECoS wirless controller will be available.

I'm sure with that set-up you have just about future proofed yourself!

You have the programmability.
Ease of use
Semi automatic operation without a PC if required.
Using the Switch pilots you can use the Railcom feedback.
The wireless controller is showing on the ESU website, you can connect 4 of these up to a single receiver, it's also radio!!
As it's the Dynamis handset you should get some good information displayed on the screen as well.
Large user base, including a moderator or two I believe

Update firmware over the interweb thingy

Major problem is the price!
On the Lokshop it has it at 169 euro for the radio controller and receiver available 3rd quarter of 2008, then you will need the ECoS at 479 euro.
Still it's only money and lets be right you could alway sell the Lenz unit on it's lasted a very long time.........

You may even get some good discounts at the present time, if you were to buy the ECoS and radio controller together?

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