Hello to all. I'm looking to add a second operating level to may table top 11x7 layout. Something that would cover only a portion of the layout. I would like to run trains as well as display tinplate buildings. Any pictures or suggestions of this elevated area would be greatly appreciated. thanks, wayne walter (waynew)
I have an MTH Santa Fe F-3 ABA PS 2 engine (20-20046-1) that has worked well since new about 4 years ago. It was assigned to shelf duty for the past month. I put it back on the track today, connected the cables between the cars, and the 2 nd A unit starts running when I throttled up the ZW-L to run it in DCS mode. Both A engines are powered units, and I had the 2 nd engine facing backwards and running in reverse when I last successfully ran the ABA configuration via DCS. I disconnected and...
Hi There! so, I wanted to get the lionel 10th aniversary legacy scale polar express. only problem is, I don't have the legacy #990 set! I also don't have the 2nd terminal needed to run legacy. could you help me out please! again, I'd like the Lionel 10th Anniversary legacy scale Polar Express, legacy #990, and a second terminal. Thanks!
My answers above are pretyy much where things stand. The PE 10th Anniversary Berks were sold out rather quickly at the dealer level. You might find one on the auction sites but you will pay a premium. The 990 Legacy Systems are readily available. Can you elaborate on the "second terminal" question.
As long as MTH makes Lionel's Tinplate I doubt this will ever happen as MTH will not put Legacy in a tinplate the produce and it's unlikely that the license of the PE is able to be transferred or sublet to another manufacturer. It would be cool though.
I wanted the polar express legacy too.. So I just bought an MTH Berkshire and I'm going to make it my Lionel legacy 1225! ;D i ordered the new lettering for the tender and locomotive. Yeah it won't say "this is the polar express," in tom hanks voice but it will sound good going around the tracks with its realistic chuff and it will smoke like it should've in the crappy lionchief set we bought. I was hoping they would've at least come out with a lionchief plus Berkshire.. But turns out I...
I am pleased to announce that, effective immediately, The DCS WiFi Companion 2nd Edition is available! This newly updated and expanded , 242-page, four-color guide discusses, in detail, how to implement complete WiFi control of DCS on new and existing layouts. It contains more than 100 pictures and illustrations that educate the reader on the basic and advanced, features and functions of DCS from the point of view of the Premium version of the DCS App for smart phones and tablets. In...
So are these items which are going to be covered in seminars at York covered in the book? Importing the DCS Remote’s contents into the DCS Application Importing and exporting the DCS Application’s contents between different smartphones and tablets Updating the firmware in the WIU and the DCS Explorer. What is your cell number? Gerry
Gerry, So are these items which are going to be covered in seminars at York covered in the book? Yes, all of it's the 2nd edition, in detail. In fact, it's also in the 1st edition, though it's better in the 2nd. What is your cell number? I don't post phone numbers on public forums. E-mail me your phone number and I'll call you.
Barry, I ordered the three copies of your book as soon as it was available on Amazon. One for a friend, and the rest for myself. I also purchased the electronic copy as well. So, I hope that these purchases will add to your retirement fund. I will see you at THE DCS Seminar so I can get your priceless signature. Until then, Thank You again and those who helped you write this latest edition. Michael 'Santa Fe Mike' Sudlow
Allan, FYI, although several dealers have purchased copies for resale, I don't know if those dealers will be attending York. If you want a to purchase a copy (and I agree that you definitely should do so ) at the York MTH is accepting orders for York delivery. You'll have to call them to place an order.
Barry, I just purchased the 2nd Edition WIFI Companion at a local train store on their recommendation to help planning a new layout. I don't have any DCS equipment at this time and I'm not sure I want to run WIFI and may use the DCS remote. Did I purchase the wrong book for an absolute beginner who may be using the DCS remote or would the standard 3rd edition be better. Willy
Willy, If you plan to run DCS using the DCS Remote, the book you want is The DCS Companion 3rd Edition. The DCS WiFi Companion 2nd Edition does not address using the DCS Remote at all. It is only concerned with running DCS using the DCS App. There are two books because DCS is operated very differently, depending upon which device you use.
Barry, I cannot locate the first edition of the MTH DCS WiFi Companion eBook since my my laptop had a small problem. Can you tell me how to get a copy of the Original MTH DCS WiFi Companion 1st Edition. Thank You for your time.
Barry: I just received your book DCS WIFI Companion 2nd Edition. I was reading on how to upgrade my TIU and the book you stated Widows PC is required. I use a Mac and I Pad. Will I be able to upgrade my TIU on the Mac or must I use a Windows PC.? I do have one but a turtle is faster. Also I have the 2nd Edition of you DCS Compainion and in your WiFi book foreword you mention the 3rd Edition. Is the 3rd Edition a must to get the most of the WiFi book? I am just getting into the WiFi mode to...
Barry Sorry to cut in but you forgot to answer his last question about PS1 and PS2 running on WiFi. I will let you (the Master ) answer as I do NOT want to step on toes or answer incorrectly. His last question was how to tell version of current TIU. Curtis
Rick, I use a Mac and I Pad. Will I be able to upgrade my TIU on the Mac or must I use a Windows PC.? The Loader Program can be run on a Mac that has a Windows environment installed. The DCS WiFi Companion 2nd Edition discusses how to do this on pages 155-157. Also I have the 2nd Edition of you DCS Compainion and in your WiFi book foreword you mention the 3rd Edition. Is the 3rd Edition a must to get the most of the WiFi book? No, not at all. The DCS Companion 3rd Edition only has a single...
Barry: Thank You with all my stuff still to be found and unpacked this whole WiFi thing has been a bit difficult and still learning. I thought I was pretty comfortable with DCS but a whole new word with WiFi and looking forward to getting it up and running. So again Thank You for answers and guidance.
Mark, Thank You I am looking forward to getting them running I am thinking about just laying a circle of track on what I have already built just to run trains. I have not gone this long without being able to run any trains in almost 27 years. That was how long we were in our old house and I had a layout. Ants in my pants so to speak.
Rick, Also can I run PS1 & PS2 locomotives with the WiFi system? Yes. You run the PS2 engine using the Premium DCS App's Engine Control Screen and the PS1 engine using the Track Control Screen. How do I determine the current software level in my TIU? From the DCS App's More... Screen, navigate to Advanced Features, System Settings, TIU Settings, select your TIU and tap on TIU firmware near the top of the screen. This and a whole lot more about DCS WiFi is all in MTH’s “The DCS WiFi...
Jorge, Do I need to buy the Lionel wi fi to get full functions out of legacy engines running with DCS wi fi on top of all the gadgets I already bought? At present, the Premium version of the DCS App can operate nearly every feature and function of Legacy engines. To operate Legacy engines in Legacy mode from the DCS App, you'll need the following Lionel items: Lionel Legacy command base Lionel 6-81326 SER2 WiFi Module Lionel 6-81499 LCS DB-9 Cable With Power Supply. Refer to The DCS WiFi...
Marty, The subject of the discussion is DCS WiFi. The only purpose for the SER2 in the discussion is to enable the DCS WiFi App to issue Legacy engine commands. The fact that it's named as part of the LCS system is unfortunate, since LCS is not required for it's use, and I don't want anyone to think that an LCS is required. I'm not writing a Lionel manual, rather, I'm wiring for the DCS WiFi App user. Call it taking "poetic license".
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