I read so where that a Z4000 will better control/run a PSd-1 locomotive. Can anyone verify this. If so how does it work? Haven’t bought one yet. Maybe York. Trying to synchronize two diesels, one a PSd-1, one an electronic traditional.


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Hi Wally, do you have DCS already? If so it is covered in Barry's book. If not you need to get it cause you need DCS and a MTH Side receiver # 40-4002 to plug into your Z4000. 

In the DCS companion book its under advance and they are called ztracks.

I am sure if I am wrong someone will let you know! Talk to Pine Creek Dave!

Mike G,

PSd-1 is original Protosound (before 2& 3)

I have Barry’s latest book

I’ll check about the side receiver

Just back from York




Your welcome Wally, as I said before there are a lot of people on here that know a lot more about it then I do!

In my experience a Z4000 will run PS1 loco's the best out of the transformers I've used. (Z4000's, a Z1000, and some old Lionel ZW Transformers). I haven't a clue why, but the PS1 loco's I run just have fewer issues when running off of a Z4000. Plus, the Z4000 allows for really quick and easy reset function programming.

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