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Bachmann E Z Command
Posted by NC&StL on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 5:47 PM

So I bought a Bachmann set up, then I bought the DCC book from M R written by Don Fiehmann. Even though he lists the features of the E Z Command, (appears he was forced to do so), in the rear of the book they don't even give Bachmann credit for being a manufacturer!  Did I do something wrong, or is this only one mans' opinion?

 

 

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Posted by river_eagle on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 6:46 PM
Ez Command made by Lenz for Bachmann.
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Posted by loathar on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 6:52 PM

I have one. I like it a heck of a lot better than straight DC. It IS a very limited system with no options for upgrades. (except a track power booster) You can run a few trains with it without having to bother with setting DC blocks on your layout. You can control some sound functions on a DCC sound loco with it. You CAN'T adjust how your loco runs or change sound settings with it. It really depends on what your planning to do with it. If you want a bunch of bells and whistles, it's the wrong system.
It's not a bad starting point if your a newbie...

One nice feature is being able to run one DC loco while your running other DCC locos at the same time.

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Posted by NC&StL on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 7:58 PM

Thanks for your reply, based on what you wrote, I did the right thing.  I am more interested in scenery, than 4 F's pulling 60 identical coal cars, (not that there's anything wrong with that), I just want an easy to do control system that my grandson and I can each run a train at the same time.

Thanks everyone.

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 10:14 PM
That's one good thing about the EZ-Command. It's ease of operation. I've been using mine for about two years now and will continue to use it until I get something better.

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Posted by tstage on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 10:58 PM

Bob,

No, you didn't do anything wrong.  Whether someone "acknowleges" the Bachmann E-Z Command as a DCC system or not - like Loathar - it's still more fun than using DC.  I had one for a year and enjoyed it very much.

Just enjoy your E-Z Command and learning more about DCC...

Tom

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Posted by Randall_Roberts on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 11:47 PM
If it meets your needs and you enjoy using it, that's all that matters.
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Posted by Santa Claus on Thursday, August 7, 2008 1:04 PM

Hi river_eagle

 river_eagle wrote:
Ez Command made by Lenz for Bachmann.

 

The  Bachmann E Z Command is not made by LENZ.

The  Bachmann E Z Command is made by ESU SOLUTION/ULM Germany/Bavaria

 

Greetings

Santa Claus

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Posted by grenadier1943 on Thursday, August 7, 2008 1:36 PM

I used mine as an entry level into DCC.  Really liked the price at the time and how easy it was to use.  Now I use a MRC prodigy express.  Still have the Bachmann DCC and use it as a back up or when my 2 yr old wants to run trains. 

Mike Kingsbury

Ft. Carson CO

 

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Posted by loathar on Thursday, August 7, 2008 2:32 PM
 Santa Claus wrote:

Hi river_eagle

 river_eagle wrote:
Ez Command made by Lenz for Bachmann.

 

The  Bachmann E Z Command is not made by LENZ.

The  Bachmann E Z Command is made by ESU SOLUTION/ULM Germany/Bavaria

 

Greetings

Santa Claus

Nope. EZ Command is Lenz. ESU makes the Dynamis.
http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/ezcommand.php

 

 

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Thursday, August 7, 2008 6:41 PM
 loathar wrote:
 Santa Claus wrote:

Hi river_eagle

 river_eagle wrote:
Ez Command made by Lenz for Bachmann.

 

The  Bachmann E Z Command is not made by LENZ.

The  Bachmann E Z Command is made by ESU SOLUTION/ULM Germany/Bavaria

 

Greetings

Santa Claus

Nope. EZ Command is Lenz. ESU makes the Dynamis.
http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/ezcommand.php

 

 

Correct. The original Bachmann EZ Command system was designed by Lenz Electronik GMBH.

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Posted by Santa Claus on Saturday, August 9, 2008 2:40 AM

Hi loathar,

 

no doubt I am not right.

 

I confused the COMMAND with the DYNAMIS.Ashamed [*^_^*]

I only have read the name BACHMANN

I did not care about the name COMMAND

 

Thanks for your  hint.

Greetings 

Santa Claus

 

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Posted by galaxy on Sunday, August 10, 2008 7:42 PM

Many don't like the EZ because it is a basic and limited set.

I used it to A) get into DCC, and B) because it fit nicely in my budget, C) I could run one of my DC locos on it if I wanted easily.

I was only looking for simple and basic to get into DCC, and if I fried something, I wouldn't have lost much LOL. For now, it is all I need. When my layout "grows up" and I have more money to spend, I will most likely upgrade to a better system.

I also use some of the Bachmann "DCC OnBoard" locos...inexpensive to get me into DCC, and basic, and don't require conversion. They do serve me well for now.

-G .

Just my thoughts, ideas, opinions and experiences. Others may vary.

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Sunday, August 10, 2008 9:23 PM
I pulled the decoders out of some DCC OnBoard locos and put them into some of my BB Athearn's. They run quite well.

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