Digitrax Zephyr Express

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Summary: The Digitrax Zephyr Express is the latest version of the Zephyr starter set line up. Released in January 2019. Despite being an entry level system, it is expandable via LocoNet to create a comprehensive Digital Command Control system.

Digitrax DCS52 Zephyr Express Starter Set

It is a fully expandable system which offers advanced train operations and is fully expandable. The Zephyr Express features the new DCS 52 integrated command station/booster.

Overview of the Zephyr Express

The Zephyr Express set includes


  • Three Ampere booster, at 13V for both H0 and N scale operations
  • Colour 2.4" LCD display
  • Backlit keypad
  • Integrated USB Interface
  • Brake/Direction lever
  • Speed control knob
  • Two and Four digit addresses supported
  • Twenty Slots
    • Supports up to 20 trains at once, and up to 20 throttles.

Jump Ports

Like the previous Zephyrs, one or two DC power packs can be used as throttles to control up to 2 locomotives via the Jump Ports.


The Zephyr Express features Address 00 for control of a non-decoder equipped locomotive.

  • More than 9000 addresses available
  • Two / Four Digit Addressing
    • 0-127


  1. Universal consisting, including a locomotive on Address 00
  2. Advanced Consisting
  3. Basic Consisting

Decoder Programming

  1. Built in read and write programmer
  2. Blast Mode

Programming Modes

  1. Direct
  2. Paged
  3. Register Mode
  4. Operations Mode