EBII (Empire Builder II)

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EBII (Empire Builder II)

Summary: Empire Builder II was the second generation of the Empire Builder starter set. It contained a DB150 Command Station/Booster. The Empire Builder II was also available in a Simplex Radio Equipped version.

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General information
Manufacturer Digitrax
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Common Name EBII
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Year EOL 2005
Predecessor Empire Builder
Successor SEB

Max Current 5
Command Station DB150
See command station for additional features of this starter set.


DB150 Command Station / Booster

  • Full LocoNet Capability
  • Up to 22 locomotives and 22 throttles in command station mode.
  • Can be used as an Intelligent Auto Reversing Booster
  • Use with any LocoNet throttle
  • Built in broadcast write only programmer
  • Five Amp Booster Rated
  • Many command station options are user customizable.
  • Over temperature & short circuit protection
  • Selectable multi-scale operation for N, HO, and large-scale layouts
  • Track Status indicator shows voltage and signal type
  • Stabilized Track Drive Output
  • Over Voltage Protected
  • Sync output configures DB150 Operating Mode & connects the DB150 to expansion boosters
  • High impedance balanced or unbalanced signal input receivers on the LocoNet Interface allow boosting of several different types of command control signals
  • Auto shutdown if command control drive signal is lost so that the layout will not convert to DC operation if a cable or connection is broken. The trains won't just "take-off" if they are not getting the DCC signal


  • Dual click encoder throttles offer finest speed control available. The encoders can be used to select addresses and reverse the locomotive controlled by the throttle knob by double clicking the knob.
  • Multi-line backlit LCD display lets you see loco address, speed, direction, function status and more
  • Access to functions 0 through 8.
  • Control turnouts and other layout animation.
  • Universal, Advanced and Basic consisting.
  • Two digit & four digit addressing.
  • Program decoders from your DT300.
  • No battery required when operating in the tethered walkaround mode.
  • Turnout position reporting.
  • Infra-ready! Just add UR90s for tetherless operation.
  • Fast Clock Display


  • Plug 'N Play
  • Two RJ12 6 pin LocoNet jacks in the back of the panel for hooking up LocoNet devices
  • Two RJ12 6 pin Throttle jacks in the front of the panel for hooking up throttles
  • Indicator LED that shows the power state of a local track section

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