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Marklin  Central Station CS3 plus

Marklin 60216 Central Station CS3 plus
Item: Marklin 60216 - Central Station CS3 plus


  • List Price: $879.99
  • Our Price: $759.98


As a multi-protocol controller the Central Station 3 plus with its high resolution, modern color touch screen, 2 locomotive controllers as well as a built-in central track diagram control board offer the possibility of simple, easy control of locomotives and of the entire layout. Up to 32 functions can be controlled on locomotives, and up to 320 Motorola or 2,048 DCC solenoid items can be controlled among accessories. In addition, the Central Station 3 plus has 2 built-in locomotive card readers (for saving locomotive data on a locomotive card or for fast call-up of the locomotive by plugging in the locomotive card), an SD card slot for expanded storage as well as a built-in speaker for playing back typical model railroad sounds. A powerful Booster is built in to power the layout with current for trains and for accessories. The Central Station 3 plus is multiple device capable, i.e. several Central Station 3 plus (60216) units can be operated together on a layout with the optional cable (60123).

Additional locomotive controllers, additional Layouts, and Keyboards expand the operation of the layout whereby joint and separate configurations can be maintained in the Central Station 3 plus for the layout areas to be controlled. The Central Station 3 plus has a built-in s88 connection, 2 built-in USB hosts (such as for a mouse, keyboard, USB stick), a USB loading socket, a network connection for communication with a PC, connections for 2 Mobile Stations, a connection for external speakers as well as others for the Märklin Bus system.

Power requirements: A 60065 (120 volts) or 60061 (230 volts) power supply is needed.

Load capacity at the feeder track: max. 5 amps, load capacity at the programming track: max. 1.2 amps. When using the 60061/60065 switched mode power pack there is a maximum output of 58 VA and a maximum current of 3 amps (when using the 60216 with the 60101/L51095 switched mode power pack there is a maximum current of 5 amps, recommended only for 1 Gauge/LGB. Please make sure that the wire cross section for your wiring is at least 0.5 square millimeters / 20 gauge or larger!).

Dimensions 320 x 195 x 80 mm / 12-5/8" x 7-11/16" x 3-1/8".


  • Digital multiple protocol controller (mfx, mfx+, DCC, Motorola).
  • High resolution, modern color touch screen.
  • Built-in, central track diagram control board.
  • Housing with a central stop button and 2 rotary knobs, all three of industrial quality.
  • Up to 32 controllable locomotive functions.
  • 2 built-in locomotive card readers.
  • Built-in speaker.
  • Built-in SD card slot.
  • Built-in, powerful Booster. 5.0 amps max. output when using the 60101/L51095 switched mode power pack (recommended for 1 Gauge and LGB).
  • Up to 320 Motorola and 2,048 DCC solenoid items can be controlled.
  • Route control (including shuttle train control). 2 USB hosts such as for mouse, keyboard, USB stick, etc., and 1 USB loading socket.
  • Direct connections for 2 Mobile Stations and a Bus expansion device.
  • Built-in s88 connection.
  • Connections for network, external speakers, Märklin Bus.
  • Expansions can be connected by means of the Märklin Bus.
  • Central Station 3 plus is multiple device capable.

Charlie's Tip: One of the big differences between the CS3 and the CS3 Plus is that the Plus has an S-88 bus already built in. If you have an older CS2, it can connect to the CS3 plus.


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UPC or EAN: 4001883602165 - Marklin 60216

Our Marklin and Trix products come with the full 2 year Marklin USA and Marklin Worldwide Warranty. Defective items can be returned to Marklin's Warranty department at Walthers, or directly to the factory for service. We will always do our best to assist you with issues that may arise. Full Marklin USA Warranty

Customer Reviews

   The Best
By Frank from Colorado Springs CO on 5/5/2017
After about a month getting use to it. I must say that I love ❤️ it. Highly recommend.

Bottom Line: I would recommend this to a friend

   Advanced and Capable
By SteamEngine from Lansing, MI on 3/29/2018
Has more capabilities than I will ever use. Imported my CS2 locomotives without problems. Highly recommend purchasing the excellent "Running Trains Digitally with the Central Station 3" companion book. Very helpful. For example, on page 58 explains why my track layout does not import from CS2. A light touch is needed on the screen, takes getting used to, but it is great having the track layout and loco controls on the same screen at once. Glad they kept the speed knobs, it is still easier to control loco speed that way, Much faster to power up and down than CS2

Bottom Line: I would recommend this to a friend

   Great Automation
By Ed P from Lansing MI on 5/3/2018
Events function is a leap forward in automating your layout. With one touch of the screen, I can set off a whole sequence of events among multiple locomotives, trains, switches, signals, tracks, in parallel and or in sequence. With track feedback I can coordinate them so that multiple trains can "dance" together without stepping on each other's toes. And the "programming" is easy!

Bottom Line: I would recommend this to a friend


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