How to easily program DCC decoders via LocHaus

MVnet and LocHaus are the innovative system that makes it easy to configure and control your model railway network via your computer. But if you prefer the traditional DCC system, you can also use LocHaus to program a decoder and … Read More

Digitalising old Märklin signals

We at Helvest always try to bring you the latest technology, and this must also apply to fans of ‘vintage’ products. In this context, we have produced this kit MSK10, which will be available by the end of 2023, to … Read More

How are the KB800 and KB800-L programmed in DCC?

The push-button modules are an interesting application of the modular concept at the heart of the Helvest FleX system, and have received considerable interest. In fact, with this module it is possible to control accessories not only digitally, but also … Read More

Reliability in programming DCC decoders

With digital systems, and even more so with accessory decoders, it is essential that everything works perfectly. If an accessory does not switch, or a decoder does not work as intended, it can create serious repercussions for the ‘service’ in … 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

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