DiCoStation (DirectCommandStation)

Command Station for the USB-Interface with the digital formats DCC and Märklin-Motorola plus three s88 Feedback Lines!

DiCoStation with USB- and Booster Connection


If you wanted to monitoring and control your model railway with a PC-Software you had to implement in the past a command station with integrated PC-Interface or an additional external interface suitable to your command station.

The DirectCommandStation (DiCoStation) offers now a low-cost command station which will work without any push-buttons and speed regulator because this functions will be taken over from the PC-Model Railway Software.

The DiCoStation contains a 1.1/2.0 Full Speed USB-Connection to the PC. All USB-Units require a so called USB-Unit Driver Software. The driver software for Windows Operating Systems can be found on the attached CD “USB-Drivers for DiCoStation and HSI-88-USB”.

Via the 5-poles Boosterbus-connection is it possible that up to 10 DigitalBooster DB-2, DB-4 or compatible Booster can supply the required capacity to the rails and to accessory decoders such as Turnout-Decoders with digital informations.

The DiCoStation creates as multiprotocol-central-unit the data formats Märklin-Motorola and DCC which can be available as mixed formats as well.

The DiCoStation contains additionally the connections for three s88-Feedback Lines for up to 496 Feedback Contacts.

Correct connection of the s88-standard feedback cables of all three feedback lines to the DiCoStation: Right hand and at the middle an interference-free twisted s88-standard bus cable from our delivery program. Left hand a ribbon-cable from Märklin or other manufacturer.

With the adapter Adap-HSI-s88-N is it possible to connect s88-Feedback Modules such as RM-88-N, RM-88-N-O or RM-GB-8-N directly via the screened Patch-Kabel to the DiCoStation in accordance to s88-N. For this connection shall be the Adapter Adap-HSI-s88-N simply plugged onto the three 6-poles pinbar of the DiCoStation.

Features of the DiCoStation

  • The DiCoStation supports up to 16127 DCC-Loc addresses with up to 126 driving steps and 28 functions. For the Motorola-Operation there are with reference to the implemented decoder up to 255 addresses with 28 driving steps and 8 functions possible.
  • The DiCoStation will support within the DCC format 2048 turnout addresses. For the Märklin-Motorola-Data Format will be 320 turnout -addresses supported.
  • Software-Updates for the DiCoStation can be carried out directly from the PC via the USB-Interface.
  • The DiCoStation can be operated with any Model-Railway-Software which supports the data-protocol (P50) of the Märklin-Interface 6051 (only Märklin-Motorola-Data Format) or even better the extended data-protocol (P50x) of the Intellibox (Märklin-Motorola- and/or DCC-Data Format). Therefore is the Software DIGITAL-S-INSIDE 2 (DSI 2) required. For the first installation will be the demonstration software supplied together with the DiCoStation.
  • For the permanent operation of the Software DSI 2 will be an activation code required. This code can be purchased from Company modellplan under www.modellplan.de.
  • If you already use the Software DSI 1 for your DiCoStation you can purchase from company modellplan under www.modellplan.de an Update to DSI 2.
  • The DiCoStation plus Software DSI 2 can operate under Operating Systems Windows 10 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows 8 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Vista (32- and 64-Bit) from Service Pack 2 and Windows XP from Service Pack 3.
  • The finished module in a case comes with 24 month warranty.
  • Each DiCoStation will be supplied together with a detailed Handbook for the Installation of Hard- and Software. Those Handbook can be found within the next section.
  • The Digital Command Station DiCoStation will be supplied as tested finished module in a case plus Software Digital-S-Inside 2 (DSI 2) in demonstration mode incl. USB-Connection Cable. Suitable assembly material for the installation can be found under accessories.

Downloads

Instructions regarding this article can be found here: Downloads DiCoStation.
Instructions for all LDT-Components can be found here: Overview Downloads.

Sample-Connections

Sample-connections regarding this article can be found here:
Sample-Connections DiCoStation (3-rail conductor) and
Sample-Connections DiCoStation (2-rail conductor).
Sample-connections for all LDT-Components can be found here: Overview Sample-Connections.

Add to Wish List / Prices

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Add to Wish List: DiCoStation-G (Part-No.: 009903): DirectCommandStation (DiCoStation) as a finished module in a case (129,90 €*).

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DiCoStation software compatibility

The below table indicates which model railroad software supports the DiCoStation:

Brand Company/Internet Site DiCoStation support
Railroad & Co. Freiwald Software www.freiwald.com yes
Railware Railware Andrea Hinz www.railware.com yes
Soft-Lok Firma Schapals www.soft-lok.de yes
WIN-Digipet Dr. Peterlin www.windigipet.de yes
Koploper P. Haagsma www.pahasoft.nl yes
railX W. Schwickardi www.railX.de yes
RocRail www.rocrail.net yes
DDL - DigitalDirect for Linux www.vogt-it.com/OpenSource/DDL/ not yet
iTrail www.berros.eu/itrain 2.1
ModellStw www.modellstw.eu yes

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