@0-Gauge CJ posted:
For the novice modeler and hobbyist like me, what opportunities does this open up? Being able to control DCC with a Legacy remote would be cool, but what other benefits are there? And how many O gauge locos run on DCC natively? I'm trying to gauge how big a boon it would be to have Legacy + DCC. Aren't MTH locos built with a DCC chip socket - just buy DCC and stick it in? Someone in the thread mentioned that PS3 had DCC out of the box (I'm coming into the hobby as MTH is closing up shop, I don't know much about them). If that's true then Legacy could become the one-stop option for Command Control - control Lionel, MTH, and DCC with one remote! But again, some people seem to be saying that it's not a good idea to put Lionel on DCC track, so how practical could this be?
It be extremely practical. People can actually install something that sounds accurate and is user customizable per said decoder specs...
The converter board could be powered off AC track power or even battery power. Converting incoming voltage/power into a DCC signal/power for the decoder. Basically a mini all in one DCC system. It would then respond to commands from the TMCC/Legacy remote via Radio. In theory you wouldn't even need a command base hooked to the track. Just the remote.
It literally would be just like the Airwire900 "CONVRTR" board but instead of using their remote you use a TMCC/LEGACY controller.