The DCS Commander is the easiest and most economical way to access the dozens of command control functions programmed into Proto-Sound locomotives.* The Commander features clearly labeled, one-button control of more than 32 engine functions; no function keys or special codes to remember; and more features than any DCC system made today. Use the engine menu to select and control up to 10 different DCS engines from a single Commander at the same time on the same track or switch back to DCC or analog DC operation with the push of a button.
In DCS mode, the large LCD screen identifies your locomotive's number and provides readouts for scale speed and active features. In conventional mode, the LCD provides track voltage and amperage level readouts, making the Commander a full-featured DC controller.
Adding a DCS Commander to your existing layout is simple: just insert it into the wires that connect your DC transformer or DCC system to the track. The Commander can accept any power input (AC, DC or DCC) and output analog DC with voltage and amperage displays. The Commander also acts as a passive conduit for your DCC signal until you press the button to switch to DCS or conventional operation.
Model 50-1029 adds a 100 watt power supply making the DCS Commander essentially a three-in-one device as a stand-alone power pack for analog operation, a DCS controller for operating M.T.H. HO locomotives with Proto-Sound 3.0 and as a pass-thru for DCC signals for engines equipped with DCC receivers.
Speed Adjustment in One Scale Mile Per Hour Steps
Independent Feature Control Which Tune Your Engines' Sound, Lights, Smoke and Acceleration/Deceleration Settings
Smoke On Or Off
Doppler Sounds Which Simulate the Classic Sound Effect of a Train Approaching and Then Whizzing Past
Accent Sounds Which Activate Any One Of 7 Individual Sounds, Including Signal Forward and Reverse Sounds, Coupler Slack, Engine Start Up and Shut Down, Engine Labor and Drift
Activate Passenger Station and Freight Yard Sounds
Individual Locomotive Control Select Up to 10 Proto Sound 2 or 3 Engines
Selectable Control Configurations By Choosing Between Analog DC, DCC and DCS Modes
100 Watt Power Supply With 14V AC Accessory Ouput Jacks
100 Watt Power Supply Includes 6 Amp Reset Capable Circuit Breaker