I'm still learning about O gauge in general, as I'm an HO scale native that was always DC only, and O gauge control systems are making my brain hurt. Can you run MTH locos with DCS on the same track as a locomotive with Lionel TMCC? Can one system control a locomotive equipped with the other and vice versa, or would I have an MTH locomotive and throttle and a Lionel locomotive and throttle if I was trying to double head?
And what's the deal with Lionel Odyssey? Is it better than TMCC, does it work with TMCC? I'm looking at all these different control systems out there, all these different locomotives that look cool but have different systems, and I'm totally lost.
I'm essentially starting from scratch here, so if it means reworking my layout theme I can still do that. Is there some universal control system that works on everything, or do I have to pick one and stick to it?