Thanks for the tip on the MTH unit and the train shop in Cumberland. That's a bit far from North Bay, but close to a route when we travel to NY to visit family and friends.
Not sure I want to jump into the DCS realm. Most of my electronic motorized units run on TMCC. I do have a RailKing LIRR passenger consist that runs on the inexpensive ($50) remote. Even though I moved to Portland, OR from upstate NY several years ago, I time my east coast visits with the TCA train fair in York each October. I'll see what's available then.