GEN Genesis II

This product has been replaced by the Zephyr (ZEP) and is no longer available. Click here to view the ZEP.

Genesis II was the second generation of the Genesis starter set.  In addition to the DB150 Command Station/Booster, UT2 Utility Throttle, and LT1, the set also included a UP3 Universal Panel.  The set also included a premium decoder in N, HO, or G scales.

Retired in 2002

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.

UT2 Features:

  • simple, cost effective throttles feature one large knob for speed control and a direction switch for direction control. Great add on throttle for all Digitrax Starter Sets, especially Zephyrs!

  • Locomotives are selected with dial switches so that you can immediately see which loco is assigned to the throttle. Unique locomotive selection allows you to pick up running locomotives at their current speed.

  • Utility Throttles can control 4 functions. These throttles are perfect for casual users and for those who prefer a more "traditional" throttle.

  • The Utility Throttles are LocoNet Throttles, designed to operate on existing Digitrax LocoNet systems.  These throttles can acquire & run one locomotive or consist (even the ones with four digit addresses). The user can control speed, direction, & functions for these units. By pressing Run/Stop, the user can stop the unit he is running but will not stop the whole layout.

  • 128 speed step operation! You can select 14, 28, or 128 speed step operation for each individual Digitrax or other compatible DCC decoder when you program it so you don't have to sacrifice performance if you have some decoders that have 128 speed steps & some that don't.

  • LED indicators, selection knobs and large speed control knob show throttle status at a glance & make operation easy.

  • The large speed control knob gives incredibly fine speed control. When you select a loco, if the speed control knob position does not match the locomotive’s actual speed, the LED indicators will flash to let you know that you need to match the speed control knob to the actual loco speed before you lock on to that loco. Capable of controlling Dispatched UniVersal or Basic Consists

  • Control F0, F1, F2 & F3 from the keypad. These functions can be used for lighting, sound, etc.

  • Utility Throttles are set up for easy access to 2 digit addresses 00-98. Address 99 is set up so that you can use it to select locomotives with 4 digit addresses. This gives you access to all 2-digit and 4 digit DCC decoder addresses.

  • Utility throttles operate without a battery. Because of this, Utility Throttles will not work on LocoNet systems using stereo jacks as plug ins.

  • The UT2 has programming capabilities that give you access to CV's 01-90. You can program address, start mid & max voltage, loadable speed tables, acceleration, deceleration, FX effects and much more.

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
Zephyr Sarter Set