The remote control switches operate by moving the switch handle that connects with a cord.

The command control switches can be switched with the hand held remote, CAB-1, the CAB-2, or the CAB-1L, if you have some sort of command base hooked to your layout.

The remote control switches can be converted to command control by adding a circuit board available at Electric Railroad.

http://www.electricrr.com/SwitchCommander.htm

RoyBoy

I think the 6-16826 is command control only without the manual wired switch to control it as well, and the 6-81953 has both the command control and the wired manual switch control.

http://www.lionel.com/products...ol-lh-switch-6-16826

http://www.lionel.com/products...ol-lh-switch-6-81953

The command only (? because I'm not sure they were actually delivered without a manual controller) is $10 more and an earlier product. I find it confusing too. Buy the 6-81953.

Chuck TCA LCCA ARRL BMWMOA

KINGFISH posted:

So...do most people prefer the command version? 

While the OP wanted info on Lionel's switches, the Z-Stuff for Trains DZ-2500 switch machine can also be command controlled via the Cab1/2.  You see these on Ross Custom Switches switches and a few on Atlas switches.  Nearly all my switches have DZ-2500s controlling them.

On my old layout I liked the fact that I could set "routes" through multiple switches with one push of the button.

Ron

 

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Stephen G posted:

Do the new Lionel switches eliminate the need for an ASC2 or SC2since they can be programmed?

Stephen;

The current Command Control switches give you the option of using the included manual controller, or programming them for use through your Cab2 remote (not sure if this is also true for the earlier Cab1 or Cab1L since I don’t use either). There is no need for the ACS2 or SC2. The Command Control switches have a little black button used for programming them.

Paul

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I’ll think you will find the ERR switch commander is unavailable. I tried to order some just as Lionel were shutting ERR down before Scott took over.

There were no boards left.

I have the command ready switches on our modular LCCA layout. They are really easy to set up. Excellent bits of kit.

I have the older style on our home layout. I finally wired them up last weekend using an TMCC ASC I picked up a few years back. Nicely I already had a SER2 for DCS connection and you can also use the same SER2 to run the ASC.

Downside to this is a lot of wires! However I only have 4 switches on the home layout so it’s not to bad. I think a realistic yard area could get “interesting” real quick.

Nick

cjack posted:

I think the 6-16826 is command control only without the manual wired switch to control it as well, and the 6-81953 has both the command control and the wired manual switch control.

http://www.lionel.com/products...ol-lh-switch-6-16826

http://www.lionel.com/products...ol-lh-switch-6-81953

The command only (? because I'm not sure they were actually delivered without a manual controller) is $10 more and an earlier product. I find it confusing too. Buy the 6-81953.

The parts diagram for the 6-16826 shows the wired remote as part of the package. 

Nick12DMC posted:

I’ll think you will find the ERR switch commander is unavailable. I tried to order some just as Lionel were shutting ERR down before Scott took over.

There were no boards left.

...................

I thought the same thing.  Then noted the original thread was from October 2017, before all of that transpired.

-Dave

The latest CC Fastrack switches all have the remote control with the lever included.

Lionel consolidated the product a few years ago.

There is only a completely manual version or a Remote/Command version.

Only stores with old stock would have the older 2 different versions where it was either Remote Only or Command/Remote.

But the Command ones have ALWAYS included the remote controller, so you could use either or both.

So if you buy the latest switches they have both.  No more confusion.

 

Sean

Stephen G posted:

I'm using command only how to remove the black remote controller?

Stephen;

The wire on the controller runs under the switch. It passes through a small metal loop which you will need to gently pry up to free up the black wire. You should then see the four colored wires which run to small screws. Loosen the screws and the colored wires will come out. After you remove the controller, press the metal loop back in place and you’re good to go.

Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

 TCA 15-70689

LCCA RM-39621

LOTS RM-9326

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