Anyone use Digitrax PR1 computer control

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by Nick8564, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Nick8564

    Nick8564 Member

    Does anyone use the Digitrax PR1 computer control on the loconet? I want to tie my computer skills into my model railroading and dcc system. Will they program any brand decoder? (I have MRC sound decoders and Digitrax decoders, so I know it will work for the digitrax) Thanks.
  2. rksstl

    rksstl Member

    Hi Nick, From what I remember when I was trying to find a PR-1 they will program any decoder, I was looking for one about 6 to 8 mos. ago and couldn't find any. Digitrax at that time was upgrading them and not producing any.
  3. acsxfan1

    acsxfan1 New Member

    Dont waste your time on the PR1 ... I would recommend JMRI software and a locobuffer ..
  4. seanm

    seanm Member

    PR1 is now hard to use as you need a 16bit operating system like Windows 98 or lower. It does not work with Win 2000 and above (and please lets just forget about Windows Millenium). The PR 1 is also VERY picky about the serial port. If it is out of spec or a "short port" it will not work. I had one and it worked fine for me, but I heard of countless others having trouble. Only problem was my last Win98 PC finally died and I didn't want to make a boot disk.

    Lately I have been using an SPROGII from England and JMRI software. Works very well.

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