Again, I have no problem using the DZ-2001L Data Driver with the CSM2, never said I did. I just would rather have it all integrated in fewer components. That also leaves me a spare data driver in the case that something does go amiss with a CSM2 box.
I agree what you said earlier, that the tortoise would be a lot easier, other than putting them in upside down, and about half the price of the dz2500. I also tried the dz2500 and dz1000 with the asc1 and never had much repetitive success getting them to work.
I have set my switches to use the "BLUE" wire but I dont think I will.
Instead I will have a nice control panel with two LEDs for each turnout showing the position of the turnout and a momentary switch hooked to the DZ-2500C circuit board that will then connect to the DZ-2500C motor.
I feel that I can't control 100 or so DZ-2500Cs quickly enough on a handheld or iPad. Sorry too old!
So the panel will work for me.
I am planning a couple of "local" control panels to handle sections so I can quickly change switches in a section of the layout. My layout also is only 24x12, with 24 switches, so not nearly as complicated as 100 switches. I probably couldn't even find 100 switches on the iPad, how many pages of the LCS drawing does that take?
... how many pages of the LCS drawing does that take?
I am finding that as an issue for my plan. Solution: for the switches that are for switching and within easy reach will now be manual using Caboose Industries ground throws. For switches not in easy reach will be controlled only by a DZ-2502 controller mounted on the layout's side closest to the switch. Still working on the best way to show them on the LCS app.
Switching that would be controlled by a central dispatch (iPad) for group operating sessions would have the LCS setup.