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Title: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: Bucksco on November 23, 2015, 08:46:05 PM
Bachmann's  E-Z APP™ Bluetooth® train sets and locomotives are now shipping to your local Bachmann retailer. Enjoy wireless touch-screen control of our E-Z APP™-equipped locomotives through your Bluetooth®4 -supported Apple® smart device. Now you can have speed, direction, lighting and sound control at your fingertips using your Apple® iPhone®, iPod® or other IOS device and the free E-Z APP™ download.

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/ez-app.php


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: jward on November 25, 2015, 02:02:51 PM
How long before the Android version of EZ App is available?


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: Bloks on November 29, 2015, 09:07:44 AM
Now i need switch to HO scale? Or for N scale E-Z app is used too?:)


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: Bucksco on November 29, 2015, 11:48:41 AM
Only available in HO at this time.


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: jward on December 10, 2015, 03:18:54 PM
see www.bluerailtrains.com for more info.



Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: Hunt on December 18, 2015, 06:11:44 PM
The BlueRail Trains  (http://bluerailtrains.com/)website has just been redone focusing on the use of Bluetooth Smart for train control and their BlueRail Trains announced and future planned products.



Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: Truck5 on March 28, 2018, 11:38:37 AM
so will this work with DCC I already have?


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: Bucksco on March 28, 2018, 11:52:57 AM
 The App controls Bluetooth equipped locomotives. It does not control DCC locos. DCC and EZ App locos can run on the same track at the same time. You just cannot control an EZ App loco with a DCC controller and vice versa.


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: Berne4Berne on January 22, 2019, 03:24:27 AM
Will a conversion kit ever be made available for current DCC Loco's so they can be controlled by the EZ APP?


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: InsideTrack on January 22, 2019, 04:03:53 PM
You can buy a separate-sale E-Z App decoder directly from Blue Rail Trains, http://bluerailtrains.com/
Make sure you confirm that it will fit into your locomotive. Not all engines have room for the decoder.


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: Hunt on January 22, 2019, 11:26:20 PM
You can buy a separate-sale E-Z App decoder directly from Blue Rail Trains, http://bluerailtrains.com/
Make sure you confirm that it will fit into your locomotive. Not all engines have room for the decoder.

The Bluetooth control board (which is installed in locomotive or its tender)  sold by Blue Rail Trains has been out of stock for a year or more.


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: Thor50 on September 25, 2019, 12:36:01 AM
Hi. Has anyone heard if Bluerail Trains are still in operation? I have sent two emails to them but have received no reply. I was interested in purchasing a control board. Regards.


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: Grapevine Flyer on September 25, 2019, 10:32:32 AM
BlueRail has been developing a next-generation board (BlueRail is not the manufacturer) which is nearing release. If you used their contact page to send them a communication, then you should be receiving information on that soon.


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: Ralph S on September 12, 2020, 07:00:01 PM
Okay, could you clue me in on Smart Devices?  From what I recall smart devices are on phones, the App is downloaded to a phone.  Please tell me that there are smart devices and Apps that do not involve being attached to a phone system!
Basically, Are you telling me that train sets are now going to have to have a phone attached in order to operate model trains?  This means that everyone everywhere will need a phone in order to use this new EZ App?   Can this EZ-APP be used on a phone that's not connected to a phone company?  Say without a SIM card.   If that's the case, then I'll gladly move to operating my trains on one of my old smart phones that isn't on the phone companies rental/usage charge.
  I'm all eyes (Ears are for hearing), eyes are for reading your response.


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: prr22 on September 22, 2020, 02:16:13 PM
I believe it will work as long as you have bluetooth.


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: rhwalker on September 22, 2020, 06:11:28 PM
You do not need a smartphone. iPads will work and are even more convenient to use. Apps are free.


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: momotrain on September 24, 2020, 09:41:51 AM
Wow! What a major progress! Can't wait to try it!


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: Grapevine Flyer on November 11, 2020, 08:12:34 PM
You do NOT need a phone service to run these trains. You can purchase an iPhone6s plus 16 GB for ~ $50 on eBay, download the free Bachmann EZ app and run the trains.

You do NOT need a phone service or any type of account associated with the phone. You can also use a tablet (like an iPad or an Android tablet).

It is a very affordable controller for a train, and works with bluetooth (which is built into the phone/tablet).

You will need to have an email address to get onto the Appstore or the GooglePlay store to download the free control app.


Title: Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
Post by: Grapevine Flyer on January 10, 2021, 12:45:49 PM
You do NOT need a phone plan on any device to run trains.  A good device for running EZ App is an iPhone 6s plus 16 GB which you can buy on eBay in the $50 range. No plan required. You will need an email address to create a free AppleID which will be needed to download the free app.