Bachman EZ Commander ....

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by JDC916, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. JDC916

    JDC916 New Member

    Anyone have any thoughts on this system ? I believe it;s a 10 channel DCC controller that comes with this controller

    I've seen it here on sale and also as part of a set my LHS has with 2 engines DCC ready.

    I have 3 harley train sets coming that i will have converted to DCC and was just wondering what you all might think of the controller.

    Thanks !
  2. railman537

    railman537 New Member

    I have the EZ command that I got as a set with 2 dcc locos and EZ track. I think its pretty good for a beginner. It's cheap and gives you a taste of what dcc can do.
    If you are planning on buying it by itself I would look into something that is still simple enough for beginners but will also accomodate experienced modelers.
  3. Amrap1

    Amrap1 Member

    I bought my EZ-command after seeing a demo at a train show. The guy set up 5 Locos and ran them. Made sense to me. I bought mine a week later with a loco for $55. I since bought another bachmann Loco and have run them with no problem. I think it would be classifed as a starter or simple system. I'll bet you get alot of replies about much better, with more functions, systems.

  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I think the questions to ask are how many locomotives will the EZ Command handle at one time (ie-how much power available)? How many locomitive addresses will it take? How many functions will it do and is it enough for what you want to do? Finally, you might get more exhaustive info if you ask in the dcc forum.
  5. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    JD, the Bachmann EZ system will handle 3 engines. If you want more there is a power pack that is suggested list at a little over 200 and you can add one DCC controller and one DC so that you have a total of 3 throttles. At the total price you can buy a system with more functions that is expandable and can run a lot of engines stock outta the box.

    Russ is right these have been talked about a lot lately on the DCC forum.

  6. JDC916

    JDC916 New Member

    Thanks all ! I guess I have some more reading to do !
  7. NYNH&H

    NYNH&H Member

    I thought thats all I would want, and once I started using DCC, I realized that I wanted more, so now I am getting a Digitrax Zephyr with two radio throttles. Save yourself the $$$, and start out with a Digitrax Zephyr.

    See my reply here:

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