I've only ever run O Gauge in conventional mode.  I've always used Lionel tracks; first the old tubular, now Fastrack.  I want to get into digital operation of the engines.  My understanding is that with older Lionel switches, if you had TMCC or Legacy you could buy an extra "box" (the accessory switch controller or the SC-2) that would let you control up to some number of switches and/or accessories from the handheld remote.  Now it looks like Lionel has upgraded the switches themselves so that if you get the "Command Control" Fastrack switches, you can operate them directly from a Legacy controller with just the Legacy base and the Legacy handheld controller.  Am I mistaken?  And if that is right, is there any quantity-limit on how many switches can be controlled in this way?

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BC1989 posted:

I've only ever run O Gauge in conventional mode.  I've always used Lionel tracks; first the old tubular, now Fastrack.  I want to get into digital operation of the engines.  My understanding is that with older Lionel switches, if you had TMCC or Legacy you could buy an extra "box" (the accessory switch controller or the SC-2) that would let you control up to some number of switches and/or accessories from the handheld remote.  Now it looks like Lionel has upgraded the switches themselves so that if you get the "Command Control" Fastrack switches, you can operate them directly from a Legacy controller with just the Legacy base and the Legacy handheld controller.  Am I mistaken?  And if that is right, is there any quantity-limit on how many switches can be controlled in this way?

You can have 99 switch addresses but since many times they are paired this helps significantly.  By giving to paired switches the same address.

ERR (Electric Railroad Company) makes the add on device for the non command Fastrack switches.  It can be found here.

As you said the SC-2s will operate other switch types.

Marty

 

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