Greg's Zimo system cheat sheet / common tasks


 This is intended for everyone. email me for a printed version. Suggestions are solicited.

Adding/selecting locos

  • It's important to remember there is a "local recall" list of locos, and there is a list of all locos in the MX10 and you can "draw" from either list.
  • F^ and Uv scroll through your "local loco recall" memory.
  • The II button will show you the complete list the throttle can select from
  • Select a loco from the list by hitting A, and usually A again to clear the rest of the list display
  • E + F^ to enter a new loco address
  • When showing a loco, C will remove it from your local recall memory
  • Individual loco addresses in a Consist appear and disappear, see the Consisting section to make heads / tails of this
  • Normally when you change a parameter in a loco and use F^ to store the changes, they get written to te MX10 too
  • the group names are in German, you can customize with E+0, then Object Groups. The groups are in order and English: Last Used, Steam, Diesel, Electric, multiple units, but I think it is trams/streetcars

Changing function buttons to momentary

  • E + 5  enters function key setup
  • select function key you want to modify by pressing it, you will get a set of brackets around the key
  • press TP so you get a red square in the upper left of the function picture
  • terminate with the F key (not that function key)... that writes the changes

Configuring the switch/turnout commands

  • So if you go E + 3 you are in some bizarre programming screen, not where you set the 2 addresses required for each accessory decoder address.
  • use shift  + W and you will enter something that will allow you to more easily map accessory decoders
  • in the E + 3, you need a line per accessory... ignore the 4 boxes

Turning on/off - wireless cab

  • press A for a few seconds to turn on
  • hold down E, then A momentarily to turn off
  • Holding A for 10 seconds resets cab

Programming CVs

When entering programming mode (service mode, or POM with railcom) you can get basic information on the top right of the screen:

  • RailComm Yes or No (if yes, will also identify if B(roadcast) or D(ata) or both
  • two numbers below, the first is the manufacturer ID CV 8 (145 for zimo), and the second is the Zimo decoder type (CV250)
  • The "Version xx.yy" where xx is the software version number (CV 7) and yy is the sub version (CV 65)
  • Then s/n XXXX.YYYY.YYYY.YYYY  where XXXX is the Zimo decoder type and YYYYYYYYYYY is the serial number of the decoder




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