This week, Massoth will start the delivery of the third series of their automatic uncoupler. The second version saw some improvements over the first series, it’s unclear in which areas the third version will be improved over version two.
Massoth introduced a new sound project for the BR 118 diesel locomotive (available from PIKO), available for the Massoth S, LS and XLS sound decoders.
The sound project is now available to download via the Massoth Service Tool (MST).
ESU has recently updated the sound database on their website. According to ESU, the search algorithm has been improved, and other small improvements should also contribute to an easier and faster search for sound files.
Link: ESU Sound Database
Massoth announced a new version of their PC module. The new version (#8175201) offers some improvements over the old one (#8175101), and is already available for purchase. MSRP € 129,00 / $ 169,00.
This new revision of the DiMAX PC Module comes with optimized Hardware for FastUpdate-procedures. It requires a DC power supply of 2 Amps minimum (#8135301 Power Supply 4.7A). AC power supply is not supported any more for technical reasons. It comes with a new kind of clamps using a lift mechanism that allows instant wear-free use of clamps and cables. The new PC Module is already in Stock and shipped. #8175101 is not available any more.
Massoth has announced a new pulsed smoke unit for small locomotives, designed to fit in steam locomotives with a small boiler. The new smoke unit also features an integrated option for cylinder steam function.
Some of the features according to Massoth:
- Fully Integrated Decoder
- Update function with track
- Integrated option for cylinder steam function
- CV Programming
- POM Programming
- Direct track connection
- Fully Protected against overheating and running dry
- Period of operation up to 10min per filling depending on operation
- Parallel function triggering
The smoke unit (Art.No. 8415001) is not available yet, but will be availabe soon according to Massoth’s website. I don’t have pricing info yet.
Link: Massoth 8415001
Source: Massoth / Gartenbahn Profi