I have a post-war conventional train powered by a 175 watt TW transformer and running on 0-gauge tubular track with 4 remote control switches, this was given to me at Christmas in 1954.
I've been told I can now remotely control my train and the switches by purchasing either the Legacy CAB-1L / BASE-1L Set, or an older TrainMaster Command Control (TMCC) Set, and I would need to make "additional purchases" to replace my old TW transformer and a switch control unit.
I could purchase the TMCC on eBay for $100 - $150, or the Legacy CAB-1L / BASE - 1L for about $225 - $250.
What I don't know - what are the "additional purchases" for either Command Set. Can someone please provide me with specifics (product name, part # & cost) of the "additional purchases" I would need to make, how to set it up, and which is better - TMCC or Legacy
My goal is to set up my conventional train with some new Christmas rolling stock around the Christmas Tree and be able to control it and any switches from the comfort of my easy chair with the new hand-held remote set. Maybe next year I would look at purchasing a TMCC or Legacy locomotive and tender to take advantage of all the additional features, sounds, etc.
Thanks in advance for any help/advice --