The simplicity of connecting and managing MVnet

The MVnet network will surprise you with how easy it is to configure. As you know by now, we believe that electronics should be simple and intuitive to use, without the need to read instruction manuals dozens of pages long. … Read More

Connection of Helvest decoders to Roco control units

The Roco Z21 is one of the most popular power stations, but it has some peculiarities that create doubts for users when using accessory decoders. We would like to clarify them here once again. The DCC protocol has been interpreted … Read More

Helvest Partner Program

What is it? The hobby of model railway construction by its very nature leads to collaboration and exchange: we at Helvest are very convinced of the importance of this exchange, and we also want to make our contribution. The ‘partner … Read More

How to detect the location of trains with MVnet and the AB400 module

As promised, we begin to give the first technical details of the main applications of our MVnet network, which is now in preparation. Detecting the location of trains The most popular technique for detecting where a train is located in … Read More

Which Roco* switches can I operate with Helvest decoders?

Many customers ask us which Roco* switches can be operated with Helvest decoders. We would like to remind you that all switches that we support (and which appear in the “Configurator” section of the website) have been thoroughly tested in … Read More

The KB800-L module and the possibility to create a control panel .

The KB800-L module and the possibility to create a control panel . Among the new products from Helvest that will be launched in the coming months, the first is the KB800-L module, which is expected to be available in January. … Read More

Märklin* K-switches with Helvest decoders.

Users of the Märklin* system can also switch turnouts with Helvest decoders. In an earlier article we already described how type C turnouts can be operated with the EMW400 module. For type K turnouts this is also possible, but if … Read More

More FAQ on externally powered decoders

Customers like the flexibility of the externally powered decoder, thanks to the DCC100-E module. Here we provide some additional information on the questions we are most frequently asked. 1. what is the criterion for choosing between an external power supply … Read More

Should we be concerned about the polarisation of switch coils?

Should we be concerned about the polarisation of switch coils? A subject that sometimes comes up when talking about point coils is that of polarisation. This obscure phenomenon worries modellers, often frightened by the “expert” friend who has sometimes heard … Read More

Switching of Märklin* C turnouts with Helvest decoder.

Märklin* C turnout switch with Helvest decoder. Even if you prefer the three-rail system, you don’t have to be satisfied with just an ordinary decoder! You can take advantage of the benefits of the Helvest system as well with Märklin* … Read More