The 6594 can also be used to control track power. In this case, it would not be ganged with other accessories using a black wire common connection. Instead, it would have a “Blue” wire connection, and in that application it could be ganged with other track power accessories.
Like any other brand of good German electric trains, the Minitrix line includes a number of small items which are used to complete a model railroad layout. These include:
- Colored wired.
- Track screws & track spikes.
- Terminal joiners for connecting devices to the track.
- Oil & grease.
- Track cleaning fluid.
- Specialized devices - These devices date back to a time when all train control was handled directly by a transformer. This was an era before command control such as Märklin Digital, Selectrix or DCC. While useful for the DC powered model railroad, they cannot be used with a railroad that uses command control.
Inevitably, the subject of repair parts comes up. At this writing, repair parts for Minitrix in the American market are a problem. The North American prototype Minitrix locomotives were very popular in this market, which means that there are a lot of locomotives out there that will eventually need repair. At the same time, repair parts are simply not available, even in Germany. Repair of these units requires individual ingenuity. You may find a solution by looking online to see what others have done in your situation.