Tagged With "tmcc"

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TMCC System Issues

lehighline ·
I am operating under the presumption that any CAB-1 remote can communicate with any CAB-1 command base. (If this is incorrect, then I will have to figure out Plan B.) I have 2 complete identical TMCC systems. The first one (Sys1) I’ve had forever, and it has worked well, up to now. The second (Sys2) one I bought as a backup several years ago from an estate sale. The system appears to be unused. (It was still wrapped and in the box when the wife went through her husband’s possessions.) Sys1...
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New Engine!

TheTrainMain ·
Just got a Lionmaster J3a Hudson from Ebay, and let me tell you this engine is amazing, in length, it's only 2 inches shorter than scale, but in my book, this is the closest you can get to scale without having to upgrade, or spend a fortune.
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Arduino TMCC Serial Communication Library

Randy Owens ·
I posted a couple weeks back about my outdoor O Scale adventures, Arduino driven switch tracks, etc. I was gauging interest in things I've learned / developed. There was a general consensus in that thread that Arduinos are neat-o and sharing code would be very welcome. I took some of the code I was using to decode / interface with the Legacy base (TMCC basic commands only) and turned that into a nice library that is easy to use. Now, it will help to know something about these...
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No horn or Bell in TMCC

MiltonB ·
I have a Lionel GP9 Cab #2380 Product code 6-1956 with TMCC the horn and bell work fine in conventional mode. However they don't work in TMCC, the engine runs the lights work but no horn or bell. I've tried reprograming using the steps outlined in the manual but no luck. Has anyone run into this?
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Lionel Empire State Express tmcc coupler issue

Sid's Trains ·
I have a Lionel 6-38000 Century Club ll EMP Hudson and lately when it's running the elctrocoupler will just open without me pushing the button on the remote. What is happening and what can I do?
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Lionel TMCC Rotary Snowplow

ericstrains.com ·
Here's my latest product review. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful. Happy Saturday! Thanks, Eric Siegel
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Lionel MUs

Ricky S ·
Hello, I have recently acquired a pair of Lionel TMCC MUs, but they have a few problems. The pantographs are falling off because there are no insulators. In addition, the lights are not working. I have taken the shells off. Do you know if there is a way to get 8 insulators and get the lights back on? Thank you, Ricky
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Weaver Brass Milwaukee Road F6a 4-6-4 Baltic TMCC 3-Rail NIB

sud148 ·
For sale is my shelf queen Milwaukee Baltic by Weaver. This is a very detail brass scale engine equipped with TMCC. Everything is included from the original sale: optional pilot, manual, etc . I'm concentrating on the eastern roads where I'm from, so thinning the rest of the collection. I have never run this so you're getting a brand new engine. Sold
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Smoke output and control type

poolboy ·
I figured out the pairing the Lionel Legacy 990 to my lionel allegheny 2-6-6-6 locomotive. I have read the instructions on how to increase and decrease the smoke output in the Allegheny instructions, but trying to do it on the lionel legacy 990 is very confusing. I do AUX1, AUX1, 9. But once I push AUX1 the screen changes from the numerical screen to a icon screen. Can anyone help me. Another question, once I got the allegheny locomotive paired with the lionel legacy 990 I went into the info...
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ALEX M DOES IT AGAIN!!

The Dude ·
Yesterday I spent some time over at Alex M’s repair shop. In the past he has worked on many of my older TMCC Steam engines for ERR upgrades and repairs. I had asked him if he could look at one of my Lionel diesels, the 6-38182 MKT FA2 from 2003. Normally with diesels I will attempt the repairs but this one was in such bad shape I decided to let Alex have a look at it. Alex disassembled the entire engine right down to the gears in the gear boxes on both trucks. Cleaned all the gears, applied...
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TMCC Upgraded F-3 Not Working

Landon Eshbach ·
Hello Everyone, A couple years back I upgraded my Lionel 6-38368 NYC Red Lightning F-3 to TMCC using the AC Commander and Railsounds Board offered from The Electric Railroad Company. The engine has run flawless ever since I upgraded it until a couple weeks ago when I got it out and set it on the track. I turned on power to the track and to the TMCC Command Base and the engine lit up as normal. However, when I went to start it it did not make a sound and when I tried to move it it would not...
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Lionel 6-14191 TMCC command cable pin out

DavidR ·
I just purchased a TMCC OTC and find I need a 6-14191 cable to connect it to legacy base. I could make one if I could find out which pins the COM and DAT are on. Does anybody know the pin out?
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Front Stub for a TMCC DREYFUS

gibson man ·
Anybody got one of these they want to sell? It bolts on to the front of the chassis on a TMCC DREYFUS and acts as an extension allowing the same frame used on the TMCC J3a to be used on the DREYFUS...bolts in to the same location as the cow catcher...Lionel is sold out...
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Dead Scale Diesel or Steamer

SPFord27 ·
I am looking for a scale diesel or scale steam engine to revive. I have the electronics out of a Legacy SD70 and TMCC scale J. I prefer Norfolk Western or Norfolk Southern Lines. Thank you!
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Anyone Out There Selling A Weaver Reading Co. Pacific?

RDGCO.Productions ·
So I've been looking around to buy a Weaver RDG 4-6-2 for some time in 3 rail O scale. I know Weaver is gone however I'm still looking around for one to buy. (Preferably with TMCC) If anyone has one and is willing to sell it please let me know via this chat or my email, Mallardman226@gmail.com . Thank You!
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Lionel RS11 MOPAC TMCC Odessey #28522 Cab # 4611

farmerjohn ·
Lionel RS11 MOPAC TMCC Odessey #28522 Cab # 4611 Test run only. All boxes and manuals included. I will ship for $200 contiental USA. If interested contact johnny_dawson@bellsouth.net TCA # 10-64996 LCCA # 27075
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Willing to Trade LCS BPC2 for TMCC BPC

Loose-Caboose ·
I have one (1) PBC2 that has been opened but never powered that I will trade for a TMCC BPC in excellent working order. We each pay shipping of our item.
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Working with PCBs

Loose-Caboose ·
I have acquired a TMCC BPC. Investigating the device, I found that someone in their infinite wisdom either broke or clipped the two leads where the shorting block would normally attach. Hence it is in a permanent state of "programming". If some one could resolve as to why some one would do this, it would remove some of my angst. That having been said, It was given to me gratis so "no real harm, no foul". I would like to try a repair. I have never worked directly with a real PCB only the...
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Getting Started with O Gauge Model Trains

exhausted_homeowner ·
I've updated my guide to Getting Started with O Gauge Model Trains . I'd be happy to hear if there are any errors. I will amaze myself if I finally got all the details of TMCC, LionChief, and Proto-Sound exactly right! - Henry Please check my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/3railtrains
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TMCC engine not working with DCS

JESSE G ·
hey all I just got my first TMCC engines 2 altas O. I’m trying to run them with the DCS sense I don’t have the Cab 1 throttle but I do have the trainmaster bass and all the right hook up wires. My problem is I tried the #1 engine address like the book saids but the engines won’t do anything other then the engines lights are on and the speaker just hums. I have no idea what number the TMCC engines are programmed to sense but it’s not #1 so my question is can you Reset these back to Factory...
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Lionel Backshop 691BACKFIX new PCB {makes command only} versus replacement motherboard, also wants parts drawings, schematic

RRmechanic ·
I just purchased a used Backshop which is early production without the upgraded motherboard. After operational problems became obvious, I searched this forum for information and read about the introductory problems and their fixes. I read about the replacement motherboard and found the instructions for swapping it out on the Lionel website. I also found this 691BACKFIX kit listed in the Lionel replacement parts list, but haven't found a description of how it functions anywhere, other than...
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Add on Speed control to a TMCC engine...?

MichaelB ·
Yes I know it's been a long time since I have been on here, but that's not entirely important right now. So pretty much I have a TMCC engine that doesn't have speed control, could it be possible to buy all the parts for speed control and add it into an engine without any problems? In theory, if the L2RC already can accept a speed control board. Then you could just add in a speed control board and make it work like it already had it from the factory. But it's most likely so much more...
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Lionel Tmcc LCRU Issue

Sid's Trains ·
I have a Lionel 1995 C&O Yellowbelly Hudson that I have replaced the tmcc LCRU in. Ever since I replaced it the smoke has not worked and the function to turn the head light off doesn't work. I have test the resistor in the smoke unit to see if it works and it does. I have also tested to see if any current is coming out of the smoke pin connector on the LCRU and no power is coming out of it and any of the other pins besides the one the light is connected to. So I have an engine with no...
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Lionel TMCC Mohawk acting up on LEGACY

Grant Lamon ·
A few months ago, I purchased a Lionel 6-11411 TMCC L-2a Mohawk, and I just recieved a Lionel LEGACY command set #990. I set up the system (following the instructions, of course...) and move the locomotive. All of a sudden, the locomotive starts acting strange and starts to play random sounds. The whistle wouldn't stop, and the crew talk wouldn't stop glitching, replaying over and over. Is this an issue with the locomotive or the way I set up the LEGACY set? Because I just set it up, put the...
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Lionel Tmcc ERR Upgrade

Sid's Trains ·
Am I able to use older railsounds 4.0 with the new AC and DC Commanders from ERR.
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Has anybody tried running the MTH WiFi app and the Lionel LCS app side by side on an Apple iPad Pro with 12.9" screen?

RRmechanic ·
I am considering purchasing an Apple iPad Pro with 12.9" screen, as I would like to use its ability to display two apps side by side {plus it is capable of displaying a third as picture within picture. I would want to run the premium version of the MTH Wifi app on one half of the split display, and the Lionel LCS app simultaneously on the other half. I may also want to display the Lionel yard mode full screen, to use the ability to touch the switch icons and throw the switches [where one can...
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MTH DCS Issues with TMCC/Legacy

Evan Cihlar ·
Hi all, I have been having some issues with my DCS system lately. I have a DCS/Legacy hybrid system where my TIU is connected to my Legacy base so I can run TMCC locomotives from the DCS handheld and TMCC/Legacy locomotives from the Legacy handheld. An issue that I have always had and cannot figure out the solution to is why there is always a problem with starting up a locomotive if it is on the same track as a TMCC/legacy locomotive. If the ground is connected to the track with a TMCC...
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PRICE REDUCED! FOR SALE: NKP C420 #577 $250 (TMCC)

Evan Cihlar ·
I have a Nickel Plate Road C420 for sale. I bought this item second-hand and it was barely used. It was in the private collection of Lionel's CEO (I don't know which one) and never run until I got it. Since I have acquired it in my collection, it has been used gently and only runs local freights up and down the upper level. There are no scratches, broken parts, or anything wrong with this locomotive. The locomotive has great detailing, operates very well, and is a great performer. It also...
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Re: WTB: Lionel 6-28074 NKP Berkshire

PaperTRW ·
E-mail sent on the NKP Berk. TRW
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Lionel Paint

Ricky S ·
Hello, I am doing some touch up paint on Lionel Reading TMCC MUs. Does anyone know where I can find the exact paint color for them? Thanks, Ricky
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Ugrade conventional engine to TMCC?

Roger Elliott ·
I am getting a conventional K-line Big Boy steam loco for my son's layout. He has a table where he will design and set up a track and then run his LionChief locomotives on it. Is it possible to get an upgrade kit that will convert this conventional engine so he can run it with his LionChief engines?
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Lionel Legacy Railsounds

Sid's Trains ·
I have been looking over diagrams and pictures of older legacy railsounds 5.5 and the newer railsounds lite boards and noticed that the designs are similar to tmcc railsounds. The older legacy 5.5 is almost identical to Lionel railsounds 5.0 and the newer legacy railsounds lite boards are identical to the electric railroad railsounds boards. So with this observation, I was wonder if it is possible to connect the newer legacy sound boards (both 5.5 and lite) to tmcc boards and have the sounds...
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ERIE Engine Sale - 3rd Rail, MTH, and Lionel - Free Shipping!

sud148 ·
I have the following Erie engines for sale with original boxes. The instructions for all besides the Atlas engines are included. I took several images of each engine, and recorded the usage for DCS engines. All prices include free shipping to the continental 48 states. Payment can be in person cash, money order, or Paypal friends/family. Please reach out through the email in my profile if you need additional information. Atlas GP-9 Diesel #1402-2 TMCC, similar use to the average hours below...
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TMCC & Smoke

Blake Morris ·
I purchased a K-line NYC mikado steamer. At first, the unit smoked a lot but has now stopped. I figured the wick and heating element had burned out so I replaced those but still no smoke. I checked the voltage going to the smoke unit but none was detected. The smoke switch is on. I removed the ground wire from the smoke unit and placed 18 volts AC directly on the smoke unit and it began to smoke like a new one. I'm guessing that a circuit board that controls the smoke stopped supplying the...
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TMCC Crane and DCS Wifi Premium app

Lantom ·
Wondering if MTH will be adding TMCC crane operation to the WIFI Premium app?
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K-Line Hudson Upgrades

TheTrainMain ·
Hiya! I was considering purchasing a K-line New York Central Hudson (K3270-5343S) and I was wondering a few things... 1. Can I install ERR cruise in it? 2. Is there a way to replace the Railsounds board with one from another later TMCC locomotive (New York Central 2-8-2 Mikado JR, w/TMCC (6-38609). I just really think that the sounds from this locomotive would compliment the hudson beautifully. 3. How would one install a super chuffer, so that I can have 4 chuffs per revolution, and fan...
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TMCC Block Power Controller

Loose-Caboose ·
I am in search of one unit of the TMCC variety. Not to be confused with the Legacy unit labeled BPC2. As these are no longer manufactured I can't go to the local hobby store. I have purchased one unit on eBay and was a high bidder on another but the unit never got shipped so I am again leery of eBay. Let me know what you have.
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D.A.R.E. Model Railroad Club video update July 2017-January 2018

pittsburghrailfan ·
Lots of things have been going on. The club has installed the MTH DCS WiFi system, added an extension that wraps around the entire O gauge room, and done some preparatory scenery work. We also received a few donated Weaver locomotives (not in this video) that we will hopefully soon be upgrading to TMCC or DCS. In the near future: an update featuring some of the scenery work done around the club, and maybe a cab ride around the entire layout.
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MTH TMCC/Legacy cable

gmach5 ·
I purchased the MTH cable and connected it to both serial ports on each of the DCS system and Legacy box. I can add an engine in the DCS remote (it does have the correct legacy address for the engine) but it will not start the engine. I can start the engine with the Legacy Cab remote just fine. Can it be a bad cable?
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Steel and aluminum elements in benchwork - TMCC/Legacy and DCS Signal issues?

NBGT ·
Everyone, I'm currently designing the benchwork for my new layout. The layout will be a shelf style layout with two main shelves spaced 20" apart. I'm contemplating using steel and aluminum structural members in the upper shelf to minimize the "thickness" of the shelf. The shelf will be 20" deep. I'm thinking of using 1" or 1.5" angle iron to support the shelf. The subroadbed will be 1/2" plywood. This would give me a shelf thickness of +2". The angle iron would be welded to a perpendicular...
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Cab 1L vs Cab 1 Replacement? Or Maybe repairs?

PR&NJRR ·
I have had my Cab 1 for many years now, I only have the one remote. It is starting to show its age, as at the current point, many of the essential buttons on it have stopped working, no matter how hard I press, namely the Direction button. At this point I have two questions to ask, and I don't expect an answer right away since it's late. 1) Is there a way to fix this remote to restore the buttons to their original working condition? If so, how? 2) If it cannot be fixed, I am considering a...
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One time price reduction, not going any lower. Don't miss out on this one! Lionel 6-29800 MOW Crane New in Box.

Modelrailroader ·
For Sale: Lionel 6-29800 MOW TMCC Crane, this is brand new, never got around to using this one, as I have two of them. Only taken out of the box for these photos, it has not been run at all. While there are other road name ones out there, it's hard to find the MOW one, which can been run with any road consist you may have. Asking $295 net to me, and actual UPS cost to you. If interested, email me directly: robertgromen@gmail.com Thanks for looking!
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Motor shaft vertical movement/excessive play.

Sparky74 ·
Did some repairs for a friend’s Lionel diesel. It is a 6-28516 C420 that has been upgraded to TMCC and railsounds. My feet are still wet with tinkering and repairs but it’s very enjoyable for me and always looking to learn more. The issue is when going forward the front motor flywheel will move down and in reverse will move up. I would think this is the worm gear climbing up or down the axle drive gear. The question is can this be corrected or does the motor have to be replaced? The vertical...
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Re: MTH RK NYC E8 PS1 to TMCC

GGG ·
Yes if you want TMCC. A PS-3 upgrade kit if you want DCS. G
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Re: Maximum Remote Control via WiFi

Barry Broskowitz ·
was wondering if anyone has managed to get DCS + WiFi and Legacy + WiFi all interconnected and working together? No worries - been there, done that, got the T-shirt! I'm using DCS in Super TIU mode with 3 TIU/WIU combinations, cable-connected to Legacy and LCS with an SER2 module. Works completely integrated without any interaction issues whatsoever.
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Re: Maximum Remote Control via WiFi

PatapscoValleyRR ·
After reading Barry's latest DCS book, I added 2 TIU/WIU and LCS to my home network. I often run the DCS APP and LCS iCab app on my iPhone at the same time. It is easy to switch between the app. Sometime, the Lionel iCab app requires me to reconnect after switching back to it, but this occurs quickly. Sometimes I had to read again on the DCS app. Since updating the DCS WIU to the latest firmware, I have not had that issue. I use an iPad running the yard on LCS app to control my switches, but...
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Re: Lionel 6-18071 Southern Pacific won't respond to Cab-1

MartyE ·
Here is the manual from the Lionel Web site. https://www.lionelsupport.com/...ents/71-8071-250.pdf
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Re: Lionel 6-18071 Southern Pacific won't respond to Cab-1

Railsounds ·
Does it work in conventional/transformer mode?
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Re: Lionel 6-18071 Southern Pacific won't respond to Cab-1

trainguypa ·
Works perfectly in. Conventional mode
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Re: Lionel 6-18071 Southern Pacific won't respond to Cab-1

trainguypa ·
Oh my gosh thank you so much I love this forum these trains are such a pain in the rear end and it's really helpful to people rushing know what they're doing help us my 14-year-old & I were going crazy on Sunday trying to figure this out. I went to Lionel's website and support and could not find this on the website how did you find this I went to support then enter the product number and I couldn't find anything on the train comes up is not known as are some backdoor way to look for the ...
 
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