On layouts built using the Märklin C-track or the Trix C-track you can use the Märklin turnout decoders to conveniently install a decoder underneath the turnout. This is great if you are often rebuilding your layout or building a temporary layout. With the decoder underneath the turnout you basically get a wireless turnout. Depending on the version of your decoder there are a few things to keep ind mind when setting up a turnout on the CS3. In this article I will show you what to do. [More]
Macros are a new thing in the CS3 after version 1.4.0. Macros can be considered events with special features. They are meant as a help to get things done. One of them is the brake macro. The brake macro will allow you to stop a train in front of a red signal. This article will go through the set up of the brake macro and run a test. [More]
Feedback on your model railway is fun! Programming the trains to do stuff by themselves can also be a lot of fun. In this article I will explain how to build a shuttle train using the Märklin Central Station 3 and a feedback module.
The Märklin m83 decoder is first and foremost a solenoid accessory decoder. A solenoid accessory can be a turnout motor or an uncouple track. The m83 can also be used to control lighting on your layout. Basically any light you can think of. The m83 also has several light effects that you can use. The set up is simple, but what is not apparent is that you need a 1k Ohm resistor to complete the job.