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Offline Ark_42  
#1 Posted : 22 January 2020 12:57:53(UTC)
Ark_42

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Location: England, Witney
Hi,
I'm looking to install a simple function only decoder just for controlling the lighting in a coach and was wondering what people use/recommend as it seems the is no Marklin simple function only decoder available any more ( I was looking at the marklin c96 ) .
Preferably one with only one or two functions.
Thanks
Richard
Offline mbarreto  
#2 Posted : 22 January 2020 13:24:06(UTC)
mbarreto

Portugal   
Joined: 18/02/2008(UTC)
Posts: 932

Hi,

The ESU or Viessmann coach lights with integrated decoder are interesting possibilities:

50708 Digital LED lighting strip with integrated Digital decoder and taillight, 255mm, 11 LEDs, „warm-white“
http://www.esu.eu/en/pro...ing-sets/ntt-h0-digital/

5076 H0 Coach lighting, 11 LEDs yellow, with function decoder (there is also one with warm white light that maybe beter for your needs):
https://viessmann-modell...ow-with-function-decoder

You can have 1 in each coach and have them all configured the same, so what you do to one coach will happen in all of them. Doesn't need to be this way.

I suggest you read the manuals because the extra outputs are a bit different.



Mostly Märklin H0.


Offline amartinezv  
#3 Posted : 22 January 2020 14:10:40(UTC)
amartinezv

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Posts: 274
Location: Madrid,

Hi, everybody,

If you have an old decoder that you don't use, such as a 6080 or a delta, you can use it only for lighting, which in this case would be dimmable, and the F0 functions of the lights could also be used for lighting, that is, you would get up to 3 lighting functions, 1 dimmable and the others depending on the direction of travel.

Greetings
Antonio Martínez
marklin, IB, era 3, Train controller
www.raildigital.es/davidruso
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Offline Ark_42  
#4 Posted : 22 January 2020 14:50:34(UTC)
Ark_42

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Joined: 21/04/2019(UTC)
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Location: England, Witney
Hi Mbarreto,
Wonderful idea, I didn't realise they existed, and worth replacing the existing lighting in the coach. I'll give one a try
Thanks
Richard
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#5 Posted : 22 January 2020 18:18:04(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Location: ENGLAND, Didcot
Originally Posted by: Ark_42 Go to Quoted Post
Hi,
I'm looking to install a simple function only decoder just for controlling the lighting in a coach and was wondering what people use/recommend as it seems the is no Marklin simple function only decoder available any more ( I was looking at the marklin c96 ) .
Preferably one with only one or two functions.
Thanks
Richard


In the new ESU Lokpilot brochure they list a 59110 Lokpilot function only decoder for Euro 39. In DCC mode it can understand up to 32 functions, and in Motorola Mode up to 16 functions (i.e. occupying up to 4 Motorola addresses). It doesn't seem to be mfx, but in DCC mode has Railcom. See my post over here for the link to the ESU brochure (German only sorry).



Offline TEEWolf  
#6 Posted : 22 January 2020 21:31:02(UTC)
TEEWolf

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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
In the new ESU Lokpilot brochure they list a 59110 Lokpilot function only decoder for Euro 39. In DCC mode it can understand up to 32 functions, and in Motorola Mode up to 16 functions (i.e. occupying up to 4 Motorola addresses). It doesn't seem to be mfx, but in DCC mode has Railcom. See my post over here for the link to the ESU brochure (German only sorry).


Could not find your link, but I found the ESU brochure itself and add the link here

http://www.esu.eu/filead...0_DE_1.Auflage_eBook.pdf

at page 11 you get an overview of the ESU decoder and here the prices

http://www.esu.eu/filead...Preisliste_DE_1-2020.pdf

What do you think about the mLD3 60982

https://www.maerklin.de/...e/details/article/60982/

or mLD3 60983

https://www.maerklin.de/...te/details/article/60983

Similar prices as the ESU decoders but with mfx capability.
CS 3 is a controlling station from Märklin - not a central station.
Offline kiwiAlan  
#7 Posted : 22 January 2020 23:07:37(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Location: ENGLAND, Didcot
Originally Posted by: TEEWolf Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
In the new ESU Lokpilot brochure they list a 59110 Lokpilot function only decoder for Euro 39. In DCC mode it can understand up to 32 functions, and in Motorola Mode up to 16 functions (i.e. occupying up to 4 Motorola addresses). It doesn't seem to be mfx, but in DCC mode has Railcom. See my post over here for the link to the ESU brochure (German only sorry).


Could not find your link, but I found the ESU brochure itself and add the link here

http://www.esu.eu/filead...0_DE_1.Auflage_eBook.pdf

at page 11 you get an overview of the ESU decoder and here the prices

http://www.esu.eu/filead...Preisliste_DE_1-2020.pdf

What do you think about the mLD3 60982

https://www.maerklin.de/...e/details/article/60982/

or mLD3 60983

https://www.maerklin.de/...te/details/article/60983

Similar prices as the ESU decoders but with mfx capability.


I have also found the ESU 2020 Oversight in English which includes the Lokpilot 5 series.


Offline kgsjoqvist  
#8 Posted : 23 January 2020 20:03:13(UTC)
kgsjoqvist

Sweden   
Joined: 04/06/2002(UTC)
Posts: 727
Location: Täby
Maybe this would be right for you:

Tams Online

It’s cheaper than LokPilot fx and provides 3 outputs.

But coach lighting with build-in decoder is an easier choice if the coaches don’t already have lights in them.
K-G / H0 and Z model train user
Offline Goofy  
#9 Posted : 24 January 2020 06:18:28(UTC)
Goofy

Sweden   
Joined: 12/08/2006(UTC)
Posts: 8,246
I use simple ESU function decoder with DCC. Also with ESU analog warm white LED which also do have red tail light to control extra function.
Offline costing  
#10 Posted : 24 January 2020 19:45:25(UTC)
costing

Switzerland   
Joined: 20/08/2018(UTC)
Posts: 103
Location: Geneve, Geneva
Same here, ESU interior lights are great. Each section can be independently controlled, random effects and all, red rear lights are a great addition too, everything is in the package.
JMRI on RPi & DCC++ / C-track / Marklin (SBB Re 4/4 II, Ee 3/3, DB BR 24, BR 233), Roco (DB BR 103, BR 215, CFR 040-EC-001), ESU engineering (DB 265 MRCE) / Christmas car collector
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