Summary: GBM is a Command Station by Fichtelbahn
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|Common Name||OpenDCC GBM||Manufacturer||Fichtelbahn|
|Product URL||https://www.fichtelbahn.de./gbm index.html||Manual URL|
|Integrated Throttle||None||Max Current||4|
|Computer Interface||Yes||Software Upgrade Possible||Yes|
|Communications BUS||BiDiB: BiDirectional Bus||Firmware Upgrade Possible||Yes|
|Separate Programming Track||No|
|Address Range||Max Simultaneous Trains|
|Support Consisting||Max Consists|
|Speed Steps||Max Switches|
|Zero Stretching||Ops Mode Programming|
|Auto Shuffle Train / Signal Speed Control||LocoNumberReadback||Yes|
- Unit must be returned to manufacturer for updating.
- Older units do not support functions F9 – F12
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The OpenDCC GBM is a DIY command station from Fichtelbahn. It is part of the manufacturer range of BiDiB enabled products. This command station is focused on computer control and contains an USB port for connection to a PC running model rail control software.
The GBM contains a 4 Ampere booster. It contains a 16-fold output via an embedded GBM16T module. These 16 outputs are feedback capable, so they can detect train occupancy of each block. They are also Railcom enabled so train identification is possible. (Assuming a Railcom enabled decoder is installed on the locomotive).
The GBM command stations can be extended with two further GBM16T modules so in total one GBM with two GBM16T can provide 48 occupancy detection and feedback track blocks.
In a BiDiB device network one GBM acts as a master and is responsible for interfacing with the PC software and generating the DCC signal. If further boosters are necessary more GBMs can be connected to the BiDiB network via standard CAT-6 network cables. Each of these will act as a slave to the master GBM.
Other BiDiB enabled devices can be connected to network. These include:
- Points (turnouts) decoders
- Servo motor decoders
- Light control decoders
- Relay switch decoders
- S88 interface devices.