Thanks you the reply, what kind of fast acting breakers do I need and how many and where can I get them and where do i connect them.  second I see I can can get the TMCC or around $250.00 new are these ok to buy used from the forum used ?

Do an eBay search for "5amp Self Resetting Circuit Breaker for Lionel and Other Train Transformers" Need one per track. If it were me, I'd buy a spare or two.

Nothing is 100% but buying off the forum is probably your safest bet. The majority of the guys here are first rate people.

If buying new I'd skip TMCC. It's older and if you buy any Legacy locomotives you won't get all the features to work. The Legacy system is pricey but you can get the cheaper CAB-1L/Base-1L for around $250: 

http://www.lionel.com/products...command-set-6-37147/

You'll probably be better off going this route unless you're on a tight budget. You can find used TMCC bases and CAB-1s for around $100 but you're getting old equipment that has no warranty. 

Santa Fe, All the Way

Get a Lionel 6-34120 TMCC Direct Lockon for a fast circuit breaker for your ZW.  (There are many threads on fast circuit breakers on the forum.  This Lionel part is off the shelf and works well).

For your first Legacy engine, buy one that has Bluetooth (recent manufacture) and use the Lionel app to control it.  Lionel's Apple app will run on any iPad from the original to the most recent so if you need to get an apple device, you can get an older model at a bargain price.

The app has a subset of Legacy features available and gets you started without immediately investing in the full Legacy system.

Lou1985 posted:

If buying new I'd skip TMCC. It's older and if you buy any Legacy locomotives you won't get all the features to work. The Legacy system is pricey but you can get the cheaper CAB-1L/Base-1L for around $250: 

http://www.lionel.com/products...command-set-6-37147/

You'll probably be better off going this route unless you're on a tight budget. You can find used TMCC bases and CAB-1s for around $100 but you're getting old equipment that has no warranty. 

Does the Cab-1L access any more Legacy features than a TMCC Cab-1?

Charles Ro (an OGR forum sponsor) is having a York week sale, Legacy 990 system on sale here  I think shipping is $9 or $10.

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