End of offer of the Main Station App and the Mobile Station App

The "Märklin Main Station" app and "Märklin Mobile Station" app developed by us as a supplement for use together with a CS 2 will no longer be offered in future. The version for the iOS operating system that was available in the App-StoreSM is already no longer available there. The version for the Android operating system will still be available in the Google Playstore™ until the end of 2021.

Already purchased and installed versions of these apps on your device will continue to function. However, it will no longer be possible to reinstall them via the app shops. There will also be no further updates for these apps.

Users of the CS 3/ CS 3+ please use the web app specially developed for these devices, which is included in the scope of delivery of the current software version of these devices. Then the user interface of the CS 3 is also available to you on a PC, tablet PC or smartphone connected to the control panel via a router on these devices as an additional operating alternative. Using the Main Station App and the Mobile Station App with the CS 3 was and is possible, but less recommendable.

Help for the app

Digital control of the Märklin model railway on the CS 2 is possible using the "Märklin Mobile Station" app (smartphones/tablets) and/or the "Märklin Main Station" app (tablets/desktop PCs) via iOS and Android end devices.

The Märklin CS 2 must be connected to a WLAN router via a network connection for external control. The WLAN router establishes the connection to the end device.

Setting Up a WLAN in a Network with DSL

Most routers are able to connect to a radio network (WLAN) to which a portable device (Smartphone/Tablet) can be connected.

Call up the software on your PC for the configuration of your router (see the instructions for your modem/router to do this). There you can do the necessary settings for a WLAN (radio network, wireless network, ...).

WLANenableTurn on; assign the network a unique name
DHCPenableTurn on
EncodingWPA2WPA2 currently offers the best security; enter a password in the appropriate location and write it down for safekeeping!

After you have stored the selected settings, the router should be started up again. This is done automatically by many devices. After that, the WLAN should be available and your portable device (Smartphone/Tablet) can be set up on it.

The differences in the operating system between the Main Station App and the Mobile Station App can be found here in the following.

View of the Main Station App (Tablets/Desktop PCs)

In the vertical format, the Main Station App has a larger display for easier operation.
The horizontal format provides more operating elements.

View of the Mobile Station App (Smartphones/Tablets)

The limited screen size makes everything in the view of the Mobile Station App more compact.