August 17, 2011 - Owners of M.T.H. HO diesel and electric locomotives equipped with M.T.H.'s Proto-Sound 3.0 onboard digital sound and decoder package can now upgrade their locomotives with new DCC features via a FREE software download from the M.T.H. website using DCS hardware. The new features will be accessible with most DCC controllers.
EXPANDED DCC FEATURES INCLUDE
Programming Track Support
Custom Speed Curves
The additional features were developed based on user feedback as to what the most popular and needed functions should be included on M.T.H. models. In total, the Proto-Sound 3.0 system now supports 109 CVs.
Upgrading the software requires the M.T.H. DCS Digital Command System and the latest Consumer Loader software (Version 2.30). You can learn more about the Consumer Loader by clicking here. Customers who don't have access to a DCS system should contact an M.T.H. Authorized Service Center to learn if they offer the upgrading service. While the software is free, a nominal service fee may be charged by a service center.
M.T.H. HO steam locomotives are not candidates for the expanded DCC function upgrade.