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Digitrax: DCS100

Summary: The DCS100 was the workhorse of the advanced Digitrax starter sets for almost two decades. Originally part of the Chief starter set (1996 – 2000), the Chief II (2000 – 2005) and its successor the Super Chief (2005 – 2009) and finally the Super Chief Xtra (2009 – 2016) sets.

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General information
Manufacturer Digitrax

MSRP 285 USD290.13 EUR <br />253.85 GBP <br />430.72 AUD <br />384.49 CAD <br />
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Product information

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Year Released 1996
Year EOL 2010
Firmware Upgrade
Predecessor DB150
Successor DCS210

Integrated Throttle None
Throttle Network LocoNet
Programming Track
DCC Features

Extended Addressing Yes
CV Readback Yes
Consisting Methods
Advanced, Basic, Universal
Speed Steps 28/128
Functions 29
Feedback No
Zero Stretching Yes
Auto Shuffle Train / Signal Speed Control No
Max Current 5
Continuous Current 5
Auto Reverse Yes
Optoisolated No
Input Power Waveform AC/DC


The 5A DCS100 command station was in production from 1996 to 2016. It was superseded by the DCS210 in 2016.

Included with the following starter sets:

  • Super Chief Xtra 5 Amp Duplex Radio Equipped
  • Super Chief Xtra 5 Amp Duplex Radio Equipped for Europe
  • Super Chief Xtra 5 Amp Chief Simplex Radio Equipped
  • Super Chief 5 Amp Super Chief 5 Amp Simplex Radio Equipped
  • Chief
  • Chief II 5 Amp
  • Chief II 5 Amp Simplex Radio Equipped


  • Full LocoNet Capability
  • Run up to 120 locomotivess and throttles in command station mode
  • Provides additional power to run more trains in booster mode
  • Can be used as an Intelligent Auto Reversing Booster
  • Use with any LocoNet throttle
  • Read/Write programming with CV readback
  • Two DCC outputs
  • Built in 5 Amp Digital Command Control Booster
  • Many command station options are user customizable.
  • Auto resetting over temperature & short circuit protection.
  • User selectable multi-scale operation
  • Track Status indicator shows voltage and signal type
  • Stabilized Track Drive Output
  • Over Voltage Protected
  • Auto shutdown if command control drive signal is lost. Prevents runaways.


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