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Offline swisslocofan  
#1 Posted : 26 May 2021 23:56:39(UTC)

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Joined: 19/10/2018(UTC)
Posts: 5
Location: California, San Diego
Hi everyone
I would much appreciate anyone’s insight into the following:
Instead of using the m84 with Marklin signals 74391 (I only use simple red/green main line signals), I would like to use the less expensive Viessmann signals 4011 with the ESU SignalPilot decoder 51840. The m84 can only control 4 signals, whereas the ESU SignalPilot can control 8 of them.
Can I implement the above using my CS3? Anyone who has actually done this?
Many thanks!
Offline French_Fabrice  
#2 Posted : 27 May 2021 13:42:57(UTC)

Joined: 16/05/2011(UTC)
Posts: 1,367
Location: Lyon, France
Hello Tom,

I have not used the 51840, but I've heard that you need a LokProgrammer in order to correctly program the SignalPIlot.

Extract of the manual:
The SignalPilot must be configured with the LokProgrammer and
the appropriate software. Although all settings would also be ac-
cessible via CV programming, this procedure is not recommended
or documented due to its complexity.

If you don't have such a LokProgrammer, then it may become complicated.

If you have only red/green LED signals like Vie4011, then have a look at LDT LS-DEC-8x2: https://www.ldt-infocent...oku.php?id=en:ls-dec-8x2
It may provide a better alternative.

I have already used LS-DEC-DB decoder to drive Vie4017/4018 signals, and it works very well. My CS is a CS2, but I don't think it is very different with the CS3.

My 2 cents.
Offline swisslocofan  
#3 Posted : 27 May 2021 19:04:46(UTC)

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Very kind of you. Thank you for your most helpful suggestion. I will check it out in more detail.
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