PowerCAB   An entire DCC system in the palm of your hand!


Smart Cab Starter System

An entire DCC system in the palm of your hand! This 1.5 Amp system can operate 3 or 4 HO sized trains, or 6 N scale trains.

This cab provides all of the capability and ease of use that you’ve heard about in our Power Pro system, at an entry level price. Installation is a snap.

Hook two wires to your track and plug in the cab and you’re running trains under DCC using the most advanced entry level system on the market.

The Power CAB can be expanded into either a full NCE Pro with all the features you have come to expect from NCE or increase its power to run a larger layout with the Smart booster. The Smart booster increases the PowerCAB to a full 5 amps suitable for all small to medium layout's



A full featured entry
level system

"This is entry level with
a future"

Can be used as
a throttle on any other NCE

NZ Approved power
supply for
your safety


Expandable by using all the
NCE range of products

Power Cab review 

Expand to a 5 amp system with the Smart Booster


SB5 Smart Booster   

The SB5 Smart Booster expands the features of the Power Cab DCC System.
Increases total power output to 5 amps
Use up to 6 cabs with the SB5
plus an additional 3 cab bus accessories such as AIU, USB or Mini-panels.
When using the SB5 the Power Cab now can be used a true walk around throttle
Additional 5 amp booster the DB5 can be added for even more power capacity

New Features of the SB5 / DB5


* 5 full Amp output for the SB5 and DB5

* 6 recalls on each Cab
* Maximum number of simultaneous trains: 12
* Functions controlled: 29
* Locomotive address range 1 -127 [short] 0-9999 [long]
* Accessory Range : 1 - 2044
* Maximum number of advanced consists: 16 [range 112 - 127]
Old style consists : 24 [6 per cab]

Works with auto reversers and circuit breakers, SB
5 has a booster only mode to if choosing to upgrade to a Pro Command Station at a later date.

Supplied with a separate 5 Amp power supply that is NZ approved. (the one that comes with the unit from overseas is not an approved product)





The Auto-SW adds a separate program track to your Power Cab system. Prevents accidental programming of ALL locos on your track when using Program Track mode. Automatically disconnects your main line when in Program Track mode (does not affect Program on Main). Compatible with ALL DCC systems such as Digitrax Big Boy, Empire Builder and Bachmann  EZ-CommandTM.


                                            Manual. PDF                                          Auto-Switch review.