Digikeijs DR5000 ~ 18 Volt ~ Command Station ~ LocoNet, XpressNet, RailCom, WiFi, USB


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The first DCC Command Station with all imaginable connectors combined in one device. Clear LED displays and integrated USB, LAN and WIFI!

Why is this such a great deal?  Let’s Compare:

$225 – Average Command Station
$60 – Average USB Computer Connection Device
$40 – Average Computer Router
$40 – Programming Track Booster
$45 – Average North American Power Supply

$410 – Total For Others without Shipping!


Digitrax – All current Digitrax products – Simplex with firmware starting with 1.6.2
CVP Products – Xpressnet Lenz compatible receivers, throttles, etc…
Roco – Including all web, smart phone and tablet apps.  Plus the Z21 WiFi Throttle

Iowa Scaled Engineering – ProtoThrottle
ESU Mobile Control II – Requires JMRI
NCE – Possible future update
Tam Valley Depot
DCC Specialties


World Wide Power Supply – 18v.  The power supply is equipped with a 2.5mm angled plug and a US power plug.  Others available upon request.

USB Built In – For JMRI, Rocrail, Etc…

WiFi Built In – Smartphones, Tablets, WiFi Throttles (Roco Z71 Phone and Tablet Apps & WLANmaus)

ROCO Z21 App & Throttle support

LAN Port Built In – Easy Computer and Router Networking

Programming Track Output – Easily Adjust Your Programming Track Voltage (No Extra Booster Needed For Sound Equipped Engines)

Programming Track – Drive On/Drive Off – No Special Wiring Needed

IR Sensor – For Infrared Equipped Throttles

On Board Easy Stop & Go Buttons For Track Power

Easy To Use GUI For Your PC – Easy Decoder Programming, Setting Board Id’s, Monitoring Occupancy Feedback, Booster Stats ex. Load, Temperature, Etc…

RailCom – Use Id tags on your JMRI, Rocrail, Etc…, Panel To See What Loco Is In A Specific Block – Great For Dispatchers And Hidden Staging Yards When Used With The Digikeijs DR5088RC

POM Read Back When Used With The Digikeijs DR5088RC

Keep Your LocoNet Clean With Separate LocoNet Connections For Your Boosters (DB150, DB210, Etc..) and Other Devices (UP5, UR92, DS64, SE8C, BDL168, Etc…)

XpressNet – Easily Connect X-Bus Components From Lenz, CVP Including Wireless Receivers And Throttles (CVP OPS T1300)

XN, FB, PB & RS Bus Connections

LocoNet V2.0 For Extended Slots

Support For Arduino Boards

Multi Colored LED Indication Lights

USB Cable And Power Supply Included


DR5000 Wiki Link: Click Here

Connection options:


– Communication with computer/control program;

– Protocol L.NET or XpressNet V3;

– Virtual COM-port, speed 9600, 19200, 38400, 56800 of 115200 Baud.

– Firmware updates



– Interface for L.NET devices (Controllers, Feedback modules etc.)



– Interface for L.NET devices: (manual-)Controllers, Feedback modules etc. Max 12v/1000mA power;

– Interface for L.NET devices including boosters (rail-sync). Max 12v/600mA power;



– Interface for XpressNet devices: MultiMaus, LH100 etc. Max 12v/1000mA power;

– Interface for R-BUS feedback modules.



– Interface for ROCO Boosters, e.g. the MultiMaus boosters 10764 lan as a booster together with the DR5000!



– Interface for Lenz-RS-Bus feedback modules.



– Interface for s88N feedback modules. Max 16 x 16 input modules (256 inputs);

– Interface for DR502xEXT modules (bi-directioneel).



– DCC rail-output. Max 19V/3.2Amp. Lower voltages by other power supply. Min 14V.



– DCC programming output. Max 19V/800mA.  Adjustable output eliminates the need of a programming track booster.

Automatically switches from Track-Out to Program mode so the programming rail can also be used.



– 100baseT Ethernet. Can be connected to a local network via DHCP.



– bgn Wireless network via internal antenna.

– Both networks can be accessed via UDP / IP and TCP / IP;

– Protocols: Lenz XpressNet and/or L.NET-TCP/IP;

– Wifi/LAN settings can be changed via a web-interface;

– The WiFi / LAN module can serve as an AP (access point) as well as a router between the DR5000 and WiFi home network (LAN).




– Disable Rail output.



– Enable Rail output



– IR receiver compatible with Uhlenbrock IRIS and Piko DigiFern (or other RC5/36Khz remotecontrols).

– 4 channels, per channel directly to be controlled/switched, 1 lok and 4 switches.


– Further control possible through X-BUS and/or L.NET (manual)controls,

the DR502xEXT modules or via the USB/LAN/Wifi interfaces.




– Power: Power supply present; Programming track indicator

– Load: Ouput load. Intensity is increased with the load.

off = no load, on is is 3.15Amp;

– Short: Short circuit. Blink Code defines the bus caused the short circuit;

Continue on is Track-Out



– TX: Data is sent to the computer;

– RX: Data is received from the computer.



– RX: Valid IR data is being received.



– TX: Data is being send to the X-BUS

– RX: Data is being received from the X-BUS.



– The signals to Track-Out and the booster connection are off.



– The signals to Track-Out and the booster connection are ON.



– TX: Data is sent to the L.NET;

– RX: Data is being received from L.NET



– There is at least one input on the s88 bus active;

Intensity increases with the number of active inputs.



– Active: The Wifi Network is active.



– Link: The LAN is connected and connected to a switch / hub / router.



– Status: The internal router is active.




– 126 simultaneous operation / control of locos;

– F0 – F28;

– 14/28/128 levels;

– Long and short addresses. (9999 for long, Maximum short addresses to be set from 0-127)



– 2048 switches;

– Offset +4/-4 for MultiMaus compatibility




– 2048 feedback, which is the total of all possible buses.

A smaller maximum could occur per bus

– Feedbacks from combining all buses in one series of 1-2048


Protocol conversion

– All protocols are translated to the DR.Cmd internal protocol.

Every Bus/Connection receives specific and relevant data from the internal protocol.


Power Supply

– Modern, low-loss switching external power supply.


General Info:

DR5000 can save loco settings (speed, direction and functions) when pressing the STOP button, at startup, DR5000 will readback those settings when enabled

— When used with the DR5088RC you read back POM commands

— Added option to set ‘Report feedback from’ to report Feedback and not Turnout status. Status requests for module >= “Report feedback from” are reported as Feedback, below that Turnouts are reported (as of Lenz spec’s)

— Enabled the bi-directional features of the Digikeijs ext88 bus
— up to 8 ‘Control Modules’ may be defined and connected, preparation for future control modules
— Configuration page for ext88 Control Modules

— LocoNet V 2.0
— Implemented Uhlenbrock(r) special commands for connecting IB-Control and IB’s in slave mode
— Revised LocoNet timing to enable older (very old) FRED devices and other ‘slower’ (Uhlenbrock)

LocoNet devices
— Added “LocoNet over TCP/IP binary” protocol for LAN/WiFi connections

— relaxed ‘one-bit’ timing to enable use of DIY projects based upon Arduinos
— Implemented separate Speed step settings for any address

— RS bus feedback.
— Special timing option for LDT RS modules

Config App
– LAN/WiFi
— “LocoNet over TCP/IP binary” protocol for LAN/WiFi connections

— Colorized conflicts in DR5000 feedback space in Feedback monitor
— RailCom address in Feedback Zone when one or more DR5088RC are connected

— Option to “Report feedback from module”.

Prog Track
— Read CV data from the LocoNet when one or more DR5088RC are connected

USB 2.0
— Settings are saved before firmware update and restored after firmware update

— Export- and Import buttons for saving and restoring all DR5000 settings
— Settings page

* Enable save and restore loco data –> When enabled, pressing STOP button on the DR5000 save the current Loco data, when powering up DR5000 reads back loco data (no connection to PC needed)
* Data grid for entering address step data per address. Only settings which are not equal to default speed steps are saved.

® R-Bus, B-Bus are trademarks which are registered in the name of Modelleisenbahn GmbH. XpressNet and RS-Bus is a trademark registered in the name of Lenz Elektronik GmbH

LocoNet(r) is a registered trademark of Digitrax, Inc.