A question for DCS users. Since DCS as I understand is a proprietary product, MTH is the only source of supplies, repairs and support. What can be done now that they are going out of business, to support this control system?
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From a prior thread about Mike Wolf retiring....
DCS/Proto-Sound Lives On
June 9, 2020 - With the scheduled closing of M.T.H. Electric Trains next year, support for the DCS Digital Command System and the Proto-Sound 3.0 onboard locomotive systems will continue through a new independent company headed up by current M.T.H. staff once direct M.T.H. support for the systems concludes on June 1, 2021.
The new tech company will continue to manufacture and provide support including any necessary software updates to the DCS hardware or DCS WiFi App. In fact, new and exciting product ideas are currently under development.
The DCS System controls any Proto-Sound 2.0 and later equipped locomotives and first debuted 18 years ago. It has been an integral part of the M.T.H. product line family since its inception and its continuation beyond the closing of M.T.H. is an important part of the transition envisioned by retiring M.T.H. president Mike Wolf.
As the retirement transition process moves forward, more details about the new company's creation and ongoing development of M.T.H.'s technology packages will be announced. Stay tuned.
Sounds like good news. I glossed over that on the announcement.
I have a Rail King F-3 C&O ABA engine set 30-20350-1. I wish to operate this set with DCS. My question is I wish to order a DCS system and I do not know which system to I need to order. I do not have wifi in my train room, and do not need any op system with Wifi.
I just simply wish to enjoy using a remote for my MTH products just as I do operating my Lionel products with my Legacy remote.
Where do I need to begin?
the new dcs remote number i recently bought from a train hobby shop is different. it is 50-1002
this was the newest dcs remote sold !