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New Digitrax Zephyr
« on: January 03, 2019, 02:10:59 PM »
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The new Zephyr Express.  (Editorial: this sounds like step down from the Xtra name wise.  They should have come up with something "higher" like Xtra Plus or something.)



More info: http://www.digitrax.com/products/starter-sets/dcs52/

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Re: New Digitrax Zephyr
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 03:48:03 PM »
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Nice to see Digitrax finally enter the 21st Century and use a color pixel-based display.  :)  The buttons seem a bit gimmicky, but I guess it is ok for a starter set.
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Re: New Digitrax Zephyr
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 03:50:14 PM »
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It has a USB port.  So does that mean JMRI without a LocoBuffer or PR3/4?  Swell!  :)

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Re: New Digitrax Zephyr
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 10:28:22 AM »
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Should I buy a Zephyr Extra DCS51 while it is still available?

   Javier


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Re: New Digitrax Zephyr
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 10:38:15 AM »
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Should I buy a Zephyr Extra DCS51 while it is still available?

   Javier

I'd wait to see people selling their DCS51 after they upgrade.  People always need the newest tech :D

Edit:  I just saw posted in a FB sale group DCS51 and DT402 throttle, $200 shipped
« Last Edit: January 05, 2019, 04:17:06 PM by mu26aeh »

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Re: New Digitrax Zephyr
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 11:07:30 AM »
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It has a USB port.  So does that mean JMRI without a LocoBuffer or PR3/4?  Swell!  :)

Direct form the manual section 22.0 

"Connecting the DCS52 to a Computer.  The DCS52 can be connected to a computer using the USB plug on the back.  It provides all the same functionality as a PR4 giving you access to Digitrax SoundLoader II and other computer utility programs. It can also be used as an interface for other compatible layout control software."


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