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I have the Wi-Fi Interface but not installed right now - when I tried it several years ago I was "underwhelmed" by the APP.

Last night my remote thumb wheel and buttons started acting up, so Iʻm going to install the Wi-Fi Interface tonight,
but Iʻm wondering if I should pre-order the new TUI anyway - just to keep up with the arms race... 

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@Kelunaboy posted:

I have the Wi-Fi Interface but not installed right now - when I tried it several years ago I was "underwhelmed" by the APP.

Last night my remote thumb wheel and buttons started acting up, so Iʻm going to install the Wi-Fi Interface tonight,
but Iʻm wondering if I should pre-order the new TUI anyway - just to keep up with the arms race... 

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Just buy another Remote

I love the DCS WIU - not sure what part of the app was underwhelming unless you did not pay the $25 for the full app.  The DCS WIU is very hard, if not impossible, to come by, and selling at a premium on ebay.  I sold my handhelds as I was tired of getting the no engine found message.  I don't have that issue with DSC WIU.

John

@dk122trains posted:

The new TIU WIU will be available now April May 2023 its pushed back again due to parts supply issues. Lionel is in the same boat with the Cab 3 base due to supply issues.

The last I heard on the BASE3 was 4th quarter of 2023. I'm a bit surprised that Andy announced the WTIU will be available next spring. That raises hope but I'll believe it when I see it...

@H1000 posted:

The last I heard on the BASE3 was 4th quarter of 2023. I'm a bit surprised that Andy announced the WTIU will be available next spring. That raises hope but I'll believe it when I see it...

The Cab 3 besides parts issues , the app is in its 3rd revision  . Andy made the statement at our DCS support group. The new DCs app remember will be all in one control,sound files etc. It too is in its 3rd revision. And both apps will have to be approved and tested by App store and Apple before released

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Thanks for all the replies!  Installed my DCS Wi-Fi this morning and downloaded the latest app - all working  very well with one engine added.

@jbmccormick posted:

I love the DCS WIU - not sure what part of the app was underwhelming unless you did not pay the $25 for the full app.  The DCS WIU is very hard, if not impossible, to come by, and selling at a premium on ebay.  I sold my handhelds as I was tired of getting the no engine found message.  I don't have that issue with DSC WIU.

John

The "upgrade" section of the app reports I purchased "Premium" in June 2020, I think what "underwhelmed" me is the lack of a "landscape" orientation for my iPad.

Now Iʻm using a retired iPhone 11  for layout apps - LionChief Plus, MTH DCS Wi-Fi and soon to be installed - never used Lionel WiFi with my Cab2.

@trainnerd posted:

Just buy another Remote

Looked into buying another remote but theyʻre dinosaurs now - but I will look into repairing the two I have with funky scroll wheels.

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Trying to follow along here, I am considering getting my first DCS equipped locomotive - I am not entirely interested in the whole DCS system at the moment (remote and all)...

Would the new TUI that is rolling out soon allow me to just use WIFI to operate? From what I am reading above, it would only be "one unit" and not require an additional interface unit.

Still need to get the lcs wifi unit before they are all gone also. I am with john it will be for guest and the occasional use buy me. No need for a base 3 at the moment.

The only concern with the new lionel app is the slow speed control. At least the mth app has plus and minus bottons on the sceen you can tap to get speed increments. Lionel should have put similar buttons as well as the slider IMO in there app screen.

I perfer the handhelds and have plenty of both brands to run my trains for years to come.

Great topic.  Are there different versions of the WIUs over the years?  If I buy a "like new" older WIU, is there risk that the software might not work right?  I run a DCS remote with a current TIU and want to add a WIU for guests and as a back-up in case my remote dies.  Should I wait until MTH releases some new ones or pick up a used one in good shape?  Suggestions?

Thumbwheels are available from MTH parts.

@Kelunaboy posted:

Thanks for the info GJ - in stock, fair price, and reasonable shipping - ordered two.

Update - my order shipped USPS within 2 hours of placing online order!

Just a minor note on these. Be sure to follow the instructions that are included, I believe the new parts must be wired in reverse to function properly.

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