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.
A few days ago Märklin released a new update to the Central Station 2. The update does not include a changelog, but from what I can see, from browsing around the system, a few changes are in place.
Update: Changelog is now complete.
The new Central Station from Märklin offers new and exciting ways to operate and automate your model railway layout. In this article I go through the key features of the Central Station 3 and help you decide which version is for you. [More]
Looking for an upgrade to your Märklin Digital system and scared that you might have to throw away your trusty old Märklin 6021 that you have invested so much money and time in? Well, there is no need! The Connect-6021 allows you to continue to use your old Märklin Digital components, even when upgrading to the Central Station. [More]