Central Station 3 Update - 12/1/2023
The new software version is 2.5.1(0). Click on the link below to be taken to the CS3 Updates page on the Märklin website.
Software-Updates CS3 / CS3plus
From keeping your track clean to lighting kit installation, from converting analog engines to understanding digital decoders, from basic digital operations to advanced digital control - there is a lot to know and a lot to learn. Lucky for us "digital dudes" Curtis and Rick from Marklin Inc. have been publishing newsletters and running webinars on all topics Marklin with emphasis on all matters digital .
It is a treasure trove of very useful information - stuff you didn't know you didn't know, or didn't know is possible.
- Digital Newsletters
In this issue, the first article covers the basics of the new WLAN Mobile Station and the second is an overview of system accessories for a layout.
In this issue, our first article is about grade when ascending or descending to another level of a layout, and our second article is about programming a shuttle route into a CS3.
In this issue, Rick talks about the history of some of his favorite Märklin accessories while Curtis revisits the layout from the May/June 2023 Märklin Digital Newsletter.
In this issue, Rick has a fun article the history of the Märklin Digital Rail Cranes and Curtis explains Setting Up a Layout for Event Automation
In this issue, Rick discusses how to do more difficult conversions turning an analog engine into digital, and Curtis covers the topic of signals and semaphores.
In this issue, Rick discusses older Märklin cranes, which fall into the category of digital accessories, and how to control them with modern controllers, and Curtis covers the topic of Event Controls in a Layout Merge or Split.
In this issue, Rick talks about uploading custom sounds onto a Märklin Sound Decoder (mSD/3 decoder) and Curtis explains Setups for Yard/Depot Constructs
Rick takes a deeper dive into controlling the C-Track turntable with a Mobile Station 2 and Curtis takes a look at Controlling Contacts
In this issue, Rick discusses controlling the C-Track turntable with a Mobile Station 2 and Curtis offers a Quick Guide to Marklin/Trix Track Plan software.
Rick discusses how to stop a train with a signal and a brake module and Curtis explains the Central Station 3/3+ Block Macro
In this issue, Rick covers the many avenues of wheel cleaning and Curtis explains what is needed to track and animate locomotives.
Rick’s article conquers how to convert a couple of early Märklin models and Curtis’ covers tips and tricks on updating your Central Station 2
Common Questions to Ask when Troubleshooting Your
Creating an Events Legend for Tracking Your Events
A Guide to Track Cleaning
Using A Digital Multimeter for Testing Your Track
Lighting Passenger Cars
Connections for Track Power
Using M83’s with Older Components
Installing the C-Track Turntable (47861) in a CS2
Comparing Event Programming Between CS2’s and CS3’s
Basic Function Mapping with a CS3/3+
C-Track Geometry, In Depth
Understanding Marklin Signals: Light Signals
Creating Central Station 3/3+ Events with Macros: The
Understanding Marklin Signals: Semaphores
Marklin’s mDecoderTool3 Software Revisited
Marklin Color Schemes: Wires and Plugs
Central Station 3/3+ Running the Macro LOOP
Marklin Parts: Sliders
Connecting a CS3 AND a CS3+ to a Single Layout
Marklin Production Dates
Programming a Cross-Traffic Depot Station Bypass Track
(Basic to Advanced)
Hacking a Track Power Indicator. Serials.
Thinking Through the Challenges of Automating a Depot
Repairing a 74490 Turnout Motor
Automatic Routing for Mobile Stations, Pt.1
Addendum to mFX Article in Vol. 31 – 1.
How to set up S88s in the Central Station
Automatic Routing for Mobile Stations, Pt.2
Choosing an S88 (S88 link, S88 AC, S88 DC) 31-3
M84 In Depth Review
M84 Settings in the CS2
Custom CS3 Icons
Understanding CV charts in the Marklin Decoder Manuals
How to set up S88s in the Central Station
Advanced programming and sensor tactics: Multi-Line
Shuttle setup, Event Nesting. Multi-train setup. Passing
M84 (60841-60842) and hookup with track lights, stop
blocks and constant power accessories
Marklin Motors – Overview of the various types of
motors and upgrades.
Staging Yards – Variation of Sensor Control. Comparison
against base method.
Grade Crossing Modification for #7292M Model Grade
Connecting your CS3 to a computer
New Grade Crossing 9212 and connection with an M84
Details on CS3 Software Update V 1.3.3(1). Highlights
new advanced Script/Event features
Replacing signal post on Marklin Grade Crossing.
Creates a 3-line to 1-line shuttle track. Introduction to
new event step conditions installed in 1.2.2.(1) update. In
depth look at event nesting.
Digital Upgrade – Serie Ae 3/6II Lok
Central Stations 2/3/3+ Master/Slave Connections
Digital Upgrade w/sound – Austrian Krokodile
Line Merging – Pt1, deals with Branch Lines
Steam Locomotive Upgrade
M83 – An in Depth Look, Part 1
Locomotive Upgrade – Adding an Auxiliary Function
M83 – An in Depth Look, Part 2
Marklin mDecoder Tool, Pt 1 – mDT3 Decoder tool
CS3 Creating Track Board Plans
Marklin mDecoder Tool, Pt 2 – mDT3 Decoder tool
Practical Track Events and Sensor Use
Central Station Basics – Locomotives
Memory Scripting Events Part 1
mFX Locomotives "Not Found"
Basics – Digital Decoders
Distance Signal Update
Memory Scripting Events Part 2
Mobile Station 2 & 3 (Pt 1)
Troubleshooting and Entering Locomotives
Layout – Blocks, Signals and Braking Modules
Mobile Station 2 & 3 (Pt 2)
Turnout motor and decoder installation
Automating Passing Lines
Modifications – Big Boy Lights to White
CS3 Transferring Data from a CS2
How to install custom icons in the Central Station 2.
Track planning your layout for digital automation
MFX signal setup and features
Wiring – Track Sensors
Wiring – S88 & L88 Feedback Modules
Central Station 2 overview and setup
Updating the Central Station 2
Automation, Layout & Memory pages