Bachmann Digital Commander Deluxe Train Set w/DCC (Santa Fe) (HO-Scale)

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Bachmann Digital Commander Deluxe Train Set w/DCC (Santa Fe) (HO-Scale)
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This is the Bachmann HO-Scale Digital Commander Deluxe Train Set. Model railroading enters the digital age with the Digital Commander. Create your own fledgling empire or work with a friend to coordinate freight and switching and operations. The exclusive E-Z Command digital control system lets you independently control the speed, direction and lighting of two decoder-equipped locomotives.


  • A large 56" x 38" oval track layout (with switch and siding) of snap-fit E-Z Track® with nickel silver rails on molded gray roadbed.
  • The Santa Fe GP40 and FT-A diesel locomotives are all-wheel drive & DCC-equipped with 28/128 speed step decoders that are factory-programmed to address button 3 on NMRA-compliant DCC systems.
  • The Bachmann® E-Z Command® Digital Command Control System incorporates the latest digital technology that's easy to use, with one-button, on-track programming.
  • Plug-and-play compatibility with all DC and DCC systems
  • 2/128 speed step control
  • 100% backwards-compatible with standard DC (non-digital)
  • With the DCC On Board technology, you can digitally control the direction, speed, and lighting of multiple locomotives in N, HO, and On30 Scale.
  • 3 accurately molded freight cars with blackened metal wheels and prototypical paint schemes:
  • 40' Open Quad Hopper
  • 50' Plug-Door Box Car
  • 36' Extended Vision Caboose
  • Locomotive and all cars come equipped with Bachmann's exclusive E-Z Mate® Mark II Magnetic knuckle couplers with metal coil springs
  • 1 amp AC wall pack power supply and plug-in wiring for the command control center.
  • Written and DVD format video instructions.
  • (2) Diesel Engines               
  • (1) Terminal Rerailer
  • (3) Freight Cars                 
  • (1) Hayes Bumper
  • (12) Curved Track                 
  • (1) Digital Command Center
  • (4) Straight Track               
  • (1) Power Pack
  • (1) Manual Left Turnout          
  • (1) Under Track Magnet

This product was added to our catalog on November 26, 2010

Donald Hill
Verified Owner
Friday, Jan 1 2021 (about 3 years ago)
Bachmann Digital Commander Deluxe Train Set w/DCC (Santa Fe) (HO-Scale)
Bachmann did not include a rerailer/power connection section of track in the set I purchased. Bachmann also has extremely poor customer service, matching Hobbytown's customer service levels reaching an all time low.

With that said (once you have a way of powering the track) the system is fine. However, both engines are pre-programmed for the same DCC address. Not to worry, if you happen to have a 100 ohm 5% tolerance resister laying around the house, along with a soldering iron, and an extra piece of tract, you can assemble a programming track to change the DCC addresses.

Bachmann is far too cheap to include a costly item such as that, estimated at 50 cents. And now for the grand finally! They include a short piece of track with a stop for the spur. However, they don't include a metal connector so you can connect it to the tack segment.

When I saw the absolute lack of attention to detail that Backmann made here, I am convinced that there quality control is non-existent. So is their customer service. Go ahead, try to contact them! Double date. And then try to contact Hobbytown's customer service. Oh, be sure you don't call after 5 pm... Monday through Friday. Are you sure you want to buy this product?? If you have an existing layout you will fair much better. Hobby town and Bachmann make a real pair, that is a lousy pair of companies you just may want to consider before purchasing.