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I have two ovals of track. The outer oval I want to run TMCC/Legacy stuff and on the inner oval I want to run conventional engines. I have the Legacy base station powered by a 180 watt Powerhouse for the outer track. my question is can I use the same Legacy handheld to control the inner track running conventional trains by using a Powermaster that is powered by a separate 180 watt Powerhouse? Would this then be controlled by setting up the inner track using the TR key on the Legacy remote? Or is none of this possible?



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Dave

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@David Baran posted:

I have two ovals of track. The outer oval I want to run TMCC/Legacy stuff and on the inner oval I want to run conventional engines. I have the Legacy base station powered by a 180 watt Powerhouse for the outer track. my question is can I use the same Legacy handheld to control the inner track running conventional trains by using a Powermaster that is powered by a separate 180 watt Powerhouse? Would this then be controlled by setting up the inner track using the TR key on the Legacy remote? Or is none of this possible?

Correct, and you can even set the PowerMaster to COMMAND and run TMCC/Legacy on the inner tracks at times as well.

David - I have two independent ovals just like you and agree with what's already been said.  In my case sometimes I'll run TMCC or Legacy engines on the outer oval and conventional on the inner, or vice-versa; with just one CAB-1L.  IMO the key (for me anyway) before I begin running anything is to ensure that the PowerMasters are set to the correct mode (ie. conventional or command) for the type of engine you intend to run on that track.  Otherwise there could be disastrous consequences if/when a conventional engine gets 18 volts and goes flying off your track.

In summing up, when running 1 conventional and 1 command engine I merely toggle back and forth between each track using one remote.  For the former I press TRack (1 or 2) then merely turn the red knob to alter the speed of the conventional engine, and for the command equipped loco I hit ENG (followed by the appropriate ID number and adjust the speed of the engine accordingly again by turning the red knob.

Good Luck and have fun with your trains!

@PH1975 posted:

David - I have two independent ovals just like you and agree with what's already been said.  In my case sometimes I'll run TMCC or Legacy engines on the outer oval and conventional on the inner, or vice-versa; with just one CAB-1L.  IMO the key (for me anyway) before I begin running anything is to ensure that the PowerMasters are set to the correct mode (ie. conventional or command) for the type of engine you intend to run on that track.  Otherwise there could be disastrous consequences if/when a conventional engine gets 18 volts and goes flying off your track.

In summing up, when running 1 conventional and 1 command engine I merely toggle back and forth between each track using one remote.  For the former I press TRack (1 or 2) then merely turn the red knob to alter the speed of the conventional engine, and for the command equipped loco I hit ENG (followed by the appropriate ID number and adjust the speed of the engine accordingly again by turning the red knob.

Good Luck and have fun with your trains!

That's exactly what I was hoping I could do. Thanks for the verification!

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