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Digikeijs DR5000 01 Install, Connect, Drive a Train

Back in 2014 I wrote this post with some rambling on how to select a DCC Command Station. All of them do the job, this one has this feature and that one that … in the end it mainly becomes a personal preference. I chose the ESU ECoS … because I thought it ‘sexy’.

Today my choice would be different. For over a year now the Digikeijs DR5000 is on the market … I have never seen a DCC Command Station that packs so many different interfaces and data protocols in one box. Besides this wealth of connectivity, it also delivers max 3A of DCC current at a selectable output voltage (15-24V). All this comes at a very reasonable price somwhere around €150,-. And … in its own way it is sexy too, with all its blinking LED’s. 🙂

The video shows a detailed step by step software installation guide and within 6 minutes the first train is driving.




5 thoughts on “Digikeijs DR5000 01 Install, Connect, Drive a Train

  1. Hello RudyB
    Are you going to carry on with this video of the digikeijs
    It would be great if you could set it up using s88 Arduino feedback system you are using
    Also using Traincontroller interface with the digikeijs
    You have been suburb in explaining the complexes of each unit you have, to a video
    for our viewing
    thank you
    Roger Newton


    Posted by Roger Newton | April 15, 2018, 21:02
  2. I purchased a Roco Z21(Black) before I knew about the digikeijs products. I am still pleased with the Z21 but may have chosen differently had I known. But I have since purchased several digikeijs DR-4088RB’s (opto) for my feedback modules. They have 16 inputs each at a much lower cost than the Roco units that only have 8 inputs each.


    Posted by Alan | April 5, 2018, 19:30
  3. Hi, Can I use the DR5000 on the sniffer port of an ECoS ? Will the loconet traffic be passed to the ECoS ?


    Posted by diehard | April 5, 2018, 13:56
    • I haven’t tried yet, but I see no reason why it would not work. I did find with a Rocomaus that the ECoS sniffer sometimes had its quirks, but nothing real bad. Could be a nice way to give the ECoS a loconet as well as Xpressnet connection, be it via a lil detour. Also you canconnect the DR5000 to a programming tract and program CV’s from your computer screen, something the ECoS won’t allow you to.


      Posted by RudyB | April 5, 2018, 14:14

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