MTH Trains DCS Remote Control System

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DCS is a system for controlling your entire layout — multiple sound-equipped engines, switches, and accessories — from one or more wireless hand held controllers. DCS is compatible with all M.T.H.® Proto-Sound® 2.0- or 3.0- equipped locomotives. In O gauge, it is also compatible with locomotives equipped with Lionel® TMCC® and Legacy™, as well as conventional AC-powered engines.

The wireless remote handheld allows any operator to access Proto-Sound 2.0 and 3.0, operate multiple units, play vivid engine and station sounds, program layout operations, access switch and accessory control, program remote uncoupling, synchronized puff and chuff, and lighting, as well as a bevy of speed and throttle control options. This set also comes equipped with a TIU or track interface unit. This unit has an assortment of input features allowing the operator to link up to two AC or DC transformers, add additional AC transformers, program new software features, serial interface (RS-232), AUX power, Proto-Cast audio, AIU input, and Proto-Dispatch. The TIU also comes equipped with 4 output channels, one set for constant-voltage DCS command power, and one for conventional DCS command power. Together, the wireless handheld remote and the track interface unit, offer operators simply the best way to run their model railroad

Rev "L" Notes:

The Rev "L" version of the TIU began shipping in December 2010. The TIU can be identified as as Rev L version by a sticker on the bottom of the TIU case. See the Rev L TIU Details PDF in the manuals section of this product page.

Key Features:

  • *** Wireless Remote Handheld ***
  • MICROPHONE - Broadcast your voice from a locomotive with Proto-Dispatch™
  • SOFTKEYS - Activatelocomotive features
  • MIC - Turns Proto-Dispatch™ on & off
  • TR - Track menu (Access various tracks / blocks on your layout,for conventional AC mode)
  • START UP - Plays engine startup sequence, activates sound, smoke, and lights
  • Programming Port - For attaching tether between remote and TIU for programming new software features
  • SW - Switch menu (turnout control)
  • CPLR-F/CPLR-R Fires front & rear couplers
  • THUMBWHEEL - Throttle & selection (scroll & press) tool DIR - Changes locomotive direction
  • W/H - Blows whistle/horn
  • DIR - Changes locomotive direction
  • DOPPLER - Activates
  • Proto-Doppler™
  • E-STOP - Emergency Stop cuts power to all tracks
  • PFA - Activates
  • Passenger Station/Freight Yard Sounds
  • SHUT DOWN - Plays engine shut down sequence, turns off sound, smoke, and lights
  • START UP - Plays engine startup sequence, activates sound, smoke, and lights
  • Programming Port - For attaching tether between remote and TIU for programming new software features
  • B/L - Screen backlight on/off
  • ACC - Accessory menu
  • BELL - Rings bell
  • ENG - Engine menu (to select and control engines)
  • MENU - Access 4 main menus: Sound, Control, System, Advanced
  • LABOR/REV UP OR DRIFT/REV DN Makes an engine sound like it's working harder (labored steam chuff or higher revving diesel) or easier (drifting chuff or lower revving diesel)
  • BOOST/BRAKE Temporarily Raises or Lowers Speed
  • SMOKE - Turns smoke unit on & off
  • VOL+ - Globally increases all sounds
  • VOL - Globally decreases all sounds
  • ENG SND - Silences engine sounds
  • HDLT - Turns headlights on & off
  • PROTOCAST - Activates Proto-Cast™ for playing external music or sound effects through an engine
  • READ - Search for TIUs, AIUs and Proto-Sound® 2.0 or 3.0 engines on the track
  • *** TIU-Track Interface Unit ***
  • Proto-Cast (Audio) Connect any audio source using optional mini-to-mini cable (50-1009) and broadcast through engine
  • OUTPUTS • Two channels constantvoltage DCS command power (AC or DC) • Two channels conventional (variable voltage) or DCS command power (AC only)
  • Proto-Dispatch (input for optional auxiliary microphone)
  • AIU Input
  • FIXED INPUTS up to two AC or DC transformers
  • VARIABLE INPUTS up to two additional AC transformers
  • Remote Input for programming new software features
  • Serial Interface (RS-232)
  • Aux Power Input

This product was added to our catalog on March 30, 2018