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Three types of consists are used on DCC systems:
|Manufacturer||Trade Name||Usage Notes|
|Digitrax||Universal Consist||Limited to the number of slots supported by the system. Allows any address|
|Lenz||Double Header||Limited to 2 locomotives. Allows any address but 00 to be used|
|NCE||Old Style Consist||Limited to 8 locomotives. Allows any address but 00 to be used|
|EasyDCC||Standard Consist||Limited to 8 locomotives. Allows any address but 00 to be used|
The consist tool provides a visual tool for manipulating the Decoder Assisted Consists and , on some command stations, Command Station Assisted Consists.
The Advanced Consist and the Command Station Consist allow you to select either consisting mode if supported by your command station. If not supported the options will be grayed out.
Consist text box: type the consist ID assigned to the locomotives in the consist for Decoder Assisted Consists. For Command Station Consist, this is automatically filled in with the address of the lead locomotive in the consist.
New Locomotive text box : type in a new locomotive address or select from you roster using the drop-down list.
Clicking the will add the locomotive to the consist and it will appear in the list area of the window.
Clicking the will clear the information of the current locomotive.
The Direction Normal ? determines the direction of the locomotive travel as forwarded or reverse when the consist is traveling forward. Will be grayed out until the lead locomotive is selected.
removes the consist. The list of the consist will have a for each locomotive, allowing you to remove any locomotive from the consist.
deletes the entire consist.
opens a throttle for the consist.
reverses the direction of the consist.