EBII Empire Builder II

This product has been replaced by the Super Empire Builder (SEB) and is no longer available. Click here to view the SEB.

Empire Builder II was the second generation of the Empire Builder starter set.  It contained a DB150 Command Station/Booster and LT1 Tester.  It featured the new DT300 throttle and contained a UP3 universal panel. The set also included a premium decoder in N, HO, or G scales.

The Empire Builder II was also available in a Simplex Radio Equipped version.

Retired in 2005

DB150 Command Station / Booster:

  • Full LocoNet Capabilities for easy plug 'n play installation and system expansion

  • Run up to 22 locos and 22 throttles in command station mode.

  • Provides additional power to run more trains in booster mode.

  • Can be used as an Intelligent Auto Reversing Booster

  • Use with any LocoNet throttle

  • Built in broadcast write only programmer

  • Built in 5 Amp Digital Command Control Booster Rated at 80VA.

  • Many command station options are user customizable.

  • Auto resetting over temperature & short circuit protection.

  • User selectable multi-scale operation for N, HO, and large-scale layouts

  • Track Status indicator shows voltage and signal type (DCC or "Zero Stretch" Analog Signal for conventional operation.)

  • Stabilized Track Drive Output.

  • Over Voltage Protected.

  • Sync output configures DB150 Operating Mode & connects the DB150 to expansion boosters

  • High impedance balanced or unbalanced signal input receivers on the LocoNet Interface allow boosting of several different types of command control signals.

  • Auto shutdown if command control drive signal is lost so that the layout will not convert to DC operation if a cable or connection is broken. The trains won't just "take-off" if they are not getting the DCC signal.

  • Complies with FCC Part 15, Class B RFI Requirements.

  • DCC Compatible.

DT300 Features:

  • Dual click encoder throttles offer the finest speed control available. The encoders can also be used to select loco addresses to run and to reverse the loco controlled by the throttle knob by double clicking the knob.

  • Multi-line backlit LCD display lets you see loco address, speed, direction, function status and more by simply glancing at your throttle!

  • Four digit operation is really simple!

  • Access to functions 0 through 8.

  • Access to switch control for controlling turnouts and other layout animation.

  • Universal Consisting, Advanced Consisting & Basic consisting.

  • 2 digit & 4 digit addressing.

  • Program decoders from your DT300.

  • No battery required when operating in the tethered walkaround mode.

  • Turnout position reporting.

  • Infra-ready! Just add UR90s for tetherless operation.

  • Fast Clock Display

UP3 Features:

  • Plug 'N Play Instalation

  • Gives your layout a professionally finished look.

  • Two RJ12 6 pin LocoNet jacks in the back of the panel for hooking up LocoNet devices

  • Two RJ12 6 pin Throttle jacks in the front of the panel for hooking up throttles

  • Indicator LED that shows the power state of a local track section.

  • 2mm power jack that allows you to make the UP5 a battery saver terminal for your throttles by plugging in a PS14 DC power supply.

  • Two #6-32 right angle screw terminals for local track connections for power and diagnostics.


Replaced by
Super Empire Builder