My friend Phil asked me this question which unfortunately I know nothing about. Can MTH DCS talk to Lionel DCC track accessories? Can Lion Chief trains be modified(I think yes, but don't know where that is going)? Phil also says his thought was it might be cheaper to get a MTH ready to run set with the wireless controller than upgrade to the other control modules. Any thoughts on guiding me to guide Phil?

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The MTH system (with an attached TMCC or Legacy command base), can only deal with engines, not accessories. 

Dave NYC Hudson PRR K4 posted:

Can Lion Chief trains be modified(I think yes, but don't know where that is going)?

Anything can be "modified", it depends on what you expect to end up with.

" Phil also says his thought was it might be cheaper to get a MTH ready to run set with the wireless controller than upgrade to the other control modules."

Does he mean purchase a set (with the Explorer) vs. buying a TIU/WIU or TIU/Remote? 

Is he aware that the Explorer is available for separate sale?  And that it has some limitations compared with the TIU and full boat DCS?

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