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Massoth 1210Z-USB 12 amp Central Station

MTS/DCC Central Station operating any scale trains

This central station allows control and powering of MTS (LGB type I, II and III standards) and DCC (NMRA standard) as well as DC (analog) tains. Just hook up to your track, and throttle, and run all your legacy LGB locos as well as all NMRA compatible decoder locos and plain DC powered locos and accessories

The Central Station provides 12 amps power for running your DC, MTS and DCC trains.

The picture above shows the 1210Z Central Station connected to optional items (not included with the 1210Z)::

  • DiMAX Navigator Wireless Bidirectional Throttle & 20' control cord (phone type)
  • DiMAX RC Receiver, aerial & 20' control cord (phone type)
  • SL-PS800-28 - Pure DC 32 amp 24 Volt Power Supply with 3 independent outputs
  • SL-AC-10SW - 10' power cord with switch and grounded plug
  • DC power cable harness for connecting a Massoth 1210Z + 1203B(12 amp booster) and 2 each 6.5amp loads

Price: $1,069.57

Easy Setup:

The optional power supply and cable set allows easy to setup and use in minutes. It provides plug and play power for the 1210Z 12 amp central station, plus separate cables for powering a Massoth 1203B 12 amp booster and two 6.5 amp loads such as lighting, DC throttles or other accessories.

Massoth 1210Z Details:



Massoth's 12 amp MTS and DCC Central Station

Up to 12 Amps driving current without an integrated transformer allows using the 1210Z for all scales from Z to G. Input Voltage: 16 to 24 Volts DC or 12 to 18 Volts AC. The current output can be adjusted to 4, 7, or 12 Amps. This option is desirable for smaller scales. The 1210Z features a voltage limitation of 24 V which is the optimum for garden layouts which often suffer of voltage drops. This should not be a problem for decoders that are in compliance with the NMRA standard. This standard requires decoders to be able to handle voltages up to 27 V. Decoders of Massoth and LGB are tested for max 30V to be able to guarantee a stable and consistent operation. A separate programming track outlet, booster connection and a user friendly PC Programming interface are integrated as well. The 1210Z provides a connector for LGB or DiMAX boosters on the back of the unit. Other NMRA compatible boosters may be used.

Properties of the 1210Z:

  • Adjustable output voltage (14-22V) when powered with AC (not recomenede by the Shourt Line - use pure DC power)
  • Adjustable max track current: 4 Amps, 7 Amps, or 12 Amps ;according to the needs of the layout
  • External power supply with max. 18 Volts AC, or max. 24 Volts DC (Gauge N to G)
  • Output current at 22-24 V : max. 12 Amps (only for G-Scale recommended)
  • Easy to read display with blue background lighting
  • Selectable parallel or serial data processing (may be defined individually for each locomotive))
  • Thermal overload control / automatic overheat protection
  • Temperature controlled fan
  • Automatic short circuit protection (cut off time adjustable)
  • Additional program track outlet ( 2 Amps max.)
  • Operation control light
  • Activity control light
  • Booster control light
  • STOP control light (supports MTS blinking emergency stop light)
  • Push button with STOP function
  • Easy to use menu control by 3 push buttons
  • 2 connectors for peripheral units
  • 1 booster connector for DiMAX and LGB boosters
  • 2 Amp control bus for 8 input devices and 30 control units
  • Selectable control bus protocol: DiMAX Massoth or LGB MTS II
  • Operational control by DiMAX Navigator or LGB MTS components ( Loco Remote, Universal Remote, etc..)
  • PC Interface (RS 232) for firmware updates of all DiMAX bus components (central station, Navigator, etc.)
  • Free firmware update downloads
  • Massoth bus protocol 100% compatible to NMRA DCC Standard
  • Top quality aluminum housing
  • Explicit operation manual, available as PDF download

The DiMAX 1210 Z Central Station includes:

  • Central Station
  • 20' bus cord for connecting to throttles, accessories and/or receivers
  • Removeable power plug for easy station set up
  • Instructions
  • Factory Foam insert and box to hold all items


Two computer interfaces for updates and PC control

via a USB port or RS-232 DB-9 pin adapter

USB 2.0 Interface

Removable power plug is included shown below

USB 2.0 port and RS232 port provided for the free firmware updates at the Massoth web site

Solid alumum case for stacking boosters ontop of the Central Station
Optional DiMAX Navigator (click here for details)
The wireless Navigator Throttle, shown here, provides bidirectional communication with the central station. You may have lots of throttles connected to the central station allowing multiple operators.
The Navigator wireless throttle has bidirectional communication. The display shows the actual amperage your train is using while you walk around your track. This is great for trouble shooting problems with track power or feeder lines to the track as you can actually see the voltage drop remotely on your wireless throttle as your train goes over a bad section of track.
The wireless Navigator Throttle has a range of over 300 feet.

I have successfully run trains with it at over 1000 feet from the receiver where the receiver, central station, power supply, cordless phone, and a PC with wireless connection all stacked on top of each other. If you have used a wireless throttle in the past you will be amazed at the range of this system.

The Throttle also has a back lighted graphics display that shows what type of engine you are running, along with your choice of engine name. The main speed control is also back lighted so it is easy to run in the dark and the stop buttons cut power to the track instantly and also restore the power.

The Navigator Throttle includes:

  • US frequency Transmitter Throttle with full control lighting
  • 20' bus cord for connecting to central station
  • Instructions
  • Factory box to hold all items
Optional DiMAX RC Receiver (click here for details)
The DiMAX Receiver enables you to operate the DiMAX Navigator with a DiMAX central station or a LGB MTS III central station.

The DiMAX Multi Receiver facilitates the operation of a maximum of 8 Navigators at the same time. The receiver is connected to the XpressNet and the LocoNet via 2 plugs.

The additional Massoth plug may be used for cable operation or for charging the batteries of the Navigator.

The Receiver includes:

  • US frequency Receiver with Status light
  • 20' bus cord for connecting to central station
  • Antenna for US frequency standard
  • Instructions
  • Factory box to hold all items

Optional Shourt Line power items:
SL-PS800-28F (contact the Shourt Line for avabililty & details)

24 Volt DC, 12.5 Amp, 300 Watt DC Regulated Switching Power Supply for Any Scale Trains

The SL-PS300-1-27F regulated switching power supply with auto speed low noise fan - outputs 24 volts at 12.5 amps. This supply allows extras reserve power for the Massoth 800Z 8 amp booster/central station and operates on any voltage or frequency. The built in fan has auto speed regulation and features ultra quite operation..


  • Universal AC input / full range
  • Enclosed regulated switching supply.
  • Built-in cooling fan auto speed control
  • Over Voltage protected
  • Built-in active PFC function, PF>0.95
  • LED output indicator
  • Terminal strip In/Out
  • PFC - Energy Efficient Switching Supply
  • Constant current limiting, recovers automatically after fault condition is removed

Protections: Short circuit/Over load/Over voltage/Over temperature

Safety approvals: ULusa/canada/CE listed.

MTBF (mean time before failure): 183.8K hrs min. MIL-HDBK-217F (25 )

SL-AC-10SW with attched supply
SL-AC-10SW A10' AC Cord & Switch:
  • UL listed
  • 3 wire cable
  • Molded three prong AC plug
  • Rated 300 Volts,
  • 105 deg. C,
  • 18 AWG with a center green ground wire.

Set up is super easy

Just plug in the power supply; connect the supplied 20' cable between the DiMAX and the receiver, hook up your track, put 3 AA batteries (you can recharge them in the throttle) and you are running. Our power supply is adjustable so your won't melt your 18 volt smoke stacks or coach lamps, you don't need as meter as the DiMAX shows your the voltage of the power supply as well as the amperage going to the track. The DiMAX remembers all your loco pictures, names, addressed, that throttle is assigned to what loco and all the switch track routes on your railroad. NO PROGRAMMING is required to run your trains!

Massoth' DiMAX 1210Z power plug is easily plugged into the back of the unit and track wires attached with a screw driver. Power can be applied to the track using LGB track clips (not included in item) or with Massoth track clips.

The optinal wire harness is easily plugged into the supply and the green Massoth power plug (included with Central Station).

Expand your system
You can easily expand your system with the Massoth DiMAX 1203B 12 amp booster for 24 amps of MTS / DCC power.
Notice the blue Massoth boxes in the picture above. Massoth has always been the blue box inside all your LGB red boxes as they are the manufacturer of all the LGB electronics. The set comes with factory sealed boxes for all the Massoth and Shourt Line products. (Meter, track and locomotive not included with the set)
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