From a beginner's 4x8 layout to a massive club layout, the Prodigy Advance Squared gives you everything you want. It is the first DCC (Digital Command Control) system so brilliantly designed that it eliminates the complexities of operation without sacrificing sophisticated technology and comprehensive features. The MRC Prodigy Advance Squared comes as a complete DCC system with a command Station (base unit), LCD cab/handheld with cable and a power supply.
Now you can have all the advanced DCC features without the complexity. Running is intuitive and programming is easy. The system is so user friendly that the quick start instructions are printed on the back of the handheld. No need to know about hexadecimals, no difference in address programming 2 digits or 4, and you can program while still operating other locos. Prodigy Advance Squared is so advanced, it's simple.
The Prodigy Advance Squared is Plug & Play with any N and HO scale model train layout including Bachmann E-Z track and Kato Unitrack. We recommend purchasing an additional feeder (terminal) straight track for use as a separate program track for those DCC decoder equipped locomotives which don't support programming on the main track.
The Prodigy Advance Squared can be easily upgrade to wireless control by purchasing the Prodigy Wireless conversion set which allows both the wireless & wired Prodigy Advance Squared handhelds to be used at the same time.
The Prodigy Advance Squared is rated at 3.5 amps which is enough power to control up to seven DCC decoder equipped HO scale locomotives at the same time. If you need more power, you can upgrade to the MRC 1521 power booster (sold separately) which increases the current rating of the Prodigy Advanced Squared system to 8 amps for large layouts and/or running up to sixteen DCC decoder equipped HO scale locomotives at the same time.
Features: easy to understand/set-up & use, compatible with JMRI software, designed to be easily upgradeable to any future NMRA protocols, two or four digit addressing, programs all CV's with ease, 14-28/128 speed steps, recall and stack features, advanced and universal consisting, routing, two extra ports on the base unit for additional handhelds and/or extension plates, fast clock with adjustable ratios and capable of 28 accessory functions, so it can handle multi-function sound systems.
Made by MRC and guaranteed for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase.
Includes: 1 - base unit, 1 - handheld w/ cable, 1 - AC/DC power supply and instructions.
Note: This DCC system is not compatible with analog DC locomotives. Any analog DC locomotive(s) would need to be converted to DCC by installing the appropriate DCC decoder into each locomotive.
Very nice system