How to make your own train images as icons on the Märklin’s Central Station

EGNE IKON TIL MÄRKLIN CS2 | MAKE YOUR OWN ICONS FOR CS2 | MACHEN SIE IHRE EIGENEN IKONEN FÜR CS2 | Photo: 0rvik

GET A NICE OVERVIEW OF YOUR TRAINS IN THE CENTRAL STAION BY UPLOADING PICTURES OF YOUR OWN LOCOMOTIVES.

 
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Are you one of those who have Scandinavian locomotives installed on your Märklin Central Station 2, and that misses Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish trains in the selection of train icons? And therefor have to choose either the blank logo or standard icon with the three question marks on it? It’s understandable that Märklin only wants to have their own train models represented in the locomotives icon selection. But they still have a limited number of their locomotives placed on the list, the same applies to cranes, wagons, and other digital equipment.

To me it was just a great irritation – why have the opportunity to have pictures of the locomotives on the controller, when one does not get to add the trains one have and use. At the same time, I had a wish to quickly distinguish different trains of the same type, for example I have four NSB EL18. Moreover, some of the locomotives have two decoder addresses, and it would be great to add a symbols or train numbers on the icons that says something about the decoder / device you want to select.

Therefore I searched for ages on the internet for a way to add pictures onto CS2. And finally, on a forum, I found the solution. So now I have added pictures of all my locomotives into the list of the trains and devices installed. So now I don’t have to read through trains names to find the unit I’m looking for to control. Here you can see how to proceed in order to upload your own locomotive icons (or symbols if you prefer) into your Märklin Central Station 2. Read NB at the bottom first!

 
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Train and railroad pictures I’ve taken

CARGONET | CD312 | EURO4000 | TRONDHEIM | Foto: 0rvik

NORWAY – TRONDEIM – SKANSEN

 
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JAPAN | KYOTO - UNO | Foto: 0rvik

JAPAN – KYOTO – UNO

 
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SVEITS | OBERALPPASS | GOTTHARD BAHN | Foto: 0rvik

SWITZERLAND – OBERALPPASSET – ANDERMATT

 
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