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]
I recently installed a couple of the larger radius curved turnouts on my layout. They look great and work absolutely fine, but when combined with rolling stock from other manufacturers than Märklin/Trix, they introduce an unexpected problem with bogie type wagons and coaches: Derailments. In this article I will explore the cause and explain you how to fix the problem. [More]
A fun addition to your Trix C Track turnouts are lighted lanterns. The prototype had them and you can have them too. In this article I will show you how to install them and how to light them up using the built-in turnout decoder instead of an external power source. That way you will have a true self-contained wireless turnout. [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.