Wiring / Set-Up Question for Legacy Command Control to DCS TIU

I have had my Legacy CAB-2 system and Lionel ZW-L power supply for 5 years with no issues.  I purchased a new DCS/TIU last week and cannot not get them to work right more importantly how do I hook them up?

Per many videos and internet searches I:

1.  connected the wire from the command base to the output on the Fixed Output 1 on the TIU

2.  disconnected the wire from command base from to the ZW-L

3.  connected the black and red from the ZW-L to the TIU Fixed input 1

4.  connected the black and red from the TIU Fixed Output 1 to my track block.

5.  the ZW-L back side CMD/CONV switch is set to CONV mode

Is this correct?  With this configuration the ZW-L immediately goes back to Zero volts.

I am lost and MTH, when called said, "I don't now anything about the Legacy system."  Fair enough and neither do I.

There must be other settings I am not aware of on the DCS Remote and or Legacy Remote. (Track and or Engine ID's).

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1. Connect wire from Command Base to "Black" fixed Output of TIU.

4. Connect "red" Fixed Output 1 to center rail, "black" Fixed Output 1 to outside rail.

5. If you are running conventional you need to power the TIU via a separate power supply or run jumpers from Fixed Input 1 to Vari Input 1. In addition, use Vari Output 1 not Fixed Output 1. If you are running everything command then initial set-up for the TIU is correct.

 

Ok TrainMstr, I will order the "cord" today and I will....

Connect 50-1032 cord from Command Base to TIU

Run wire from Command Base to TIU Fixed Output 1

Set ZW-L to CMD not CONV

Run Red from ZW-L to Red Fixed Input 1

Run Black from ZW-L to Black Fixed Input 1

Run Black and Red from Fixed Output 1 to "track/block".

Am I correct....

 

Bill,

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Bill,

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Bill,

   I have run DCS and Legacy together for years now, Barry was nice enough to advise/teach me about DCS even before his 1st book was written.  I highly recommend his DCS O Gauge Companion Book, it saves both the beginner and the experienced from making mistakes, and eliminates a big learning curve.

As experience as I am with building DCS/Legacy layouts I still reference Barry's Book all the time when building my layouts.

PCRR/Dave

 

Barry also took time out of his Sunday (this past Sunday) to walk me through some DCS->TMCC issues I was having. What a guy, what a guy! And I had his book out just this morning troubleshooting a wiring issue that arose when I installed a Z-1000 in place of a Lionel ZW.

Whodathunk that simply replacing a transformer would cause a TIU hiccup. But it did, and Dr. Broskowitz's book walked me through the process of getting it right. 

He is indeed "The Doctor of DCS"!

-- Dr Joe

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Dr. Joseph V Russo

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