Do you plan on setting up signaling? If you do, you can use Loconet enabled switch controllers and run just a few Loconet cables between the components. That will allow them to communicate on a private network essentially. So if you are planning on using Digitrax stationary decoders, this may also help because the devices will "talk" or message over Loconet rather than the track.
Originally Posted by Papa
You could have a pretty sweet system using DS64's for turnout control, BDL168 for Occupancy Detection and the SEC8 for Signals. You just have to set it up and all of the signals will be automatic, your command to the stationary decoder will also automatically change the signals. And the best part, all of this can be used with your NCE controller.
Loconet is nothing magical, it is just a communication protocol. And as such, can work with any other Loconet capable components regardless of the controller. Each device is still connected to the track rails as well. So you can direct command or have the components communicate and take over some of the commands to themselves.
With a Loconet presence, you can also use the Team Digital, and RR-Circuits devices as well as others, so you can custom tailor your command control system.
It may sound ominous, but once you roll up the sleeves, it all starts to make a lot more sense.
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