Hi! I am a brand new member to OGRForum. I have and love my O gauge trains going back to the 1960's (but also had bought trains in the 90's that have unused "Loco-sound" and "Proto-sound 2.0", and "DCC freight yards proto effects"). I am retired, 68, and have some computer knowledge, but am no whiz. I haven't used the trains in over 25 years. Took out all my trains from the 3 basement closets and now have two 4x8 layouts. I think I understand DC (my old trains) vs. DCS (all the new stuff)... MY problems--
1) Not sure I fully understand the terms Conventional (the old stuff?) vs Legacy?
2) I am trying to understand how to run DCS trains on my lionel 3 track...
3) Can DCS stuff run on the Lionel Legacy system? (I'm not interested in MTH systems, as Trainworld told me that MTH is folding up in the near future).
4) Should I have one train layout for my old trains, and a separate layout to acquire a DCC system for using the Proto-sound 2.0 and Loco-sound trains, and for buying new DCS trains? (Interested in Digitrax and ESU or NCE).
GREATLY APPRECIATE SOME ADVICE. THANK YOU.