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Whatever your needs are for layout control features, there are LCS product to fit the bill. Since the LCS system is modular, you can start with one module and expand as much as you need to build your railroad empire. From controlling a few track switches to dozens, one accessory or many, or connecting older TMCC technology to the latest Lionel control systems, we have what you need.

Each LCS module may have limitations on what it can support. For example, each ASC2 can control up to 4 switch machines. If your layout has a total of 6 switches you want to control, you would need 2 ASC2 modules.

The following table outlines what each LCS product is and how it can help you achieve your layout control dreams.

LCS ProductSKUDescriptionConnections per single LCS Module
SensorTrack6-81294 (FasTrack) or
6-82869 (Tubular track compatible)
Automatically update Legacy engine information to Cab controller
Trigger preset Action Commands or user recordings
Each SensorTrack section has two IR sensors to determine the train’s direction of travel
LCS IRV26-85296
6-85383 add-on
Like SensorTrack, but for track systems other than FasTrackEach IRV2 includes 2 Sensor Sleds; each IRV2 can control up to 4 Sensor Sleds
LCS APPNACommand the Layout Control System using the LCS APP on an Apple iPadConnects to one LCS setup at a time
ASC26-81639Control switches, uncoupling or activation tracks, or accessories and lightsSwitch mode: operate up to 4 switch machines
Accessory mode: operate up to 8 lights, uncoupling tracks, or basic on/off accessories
AMC26-81641Control accessory motors and/or incandescent bulbsOperate up to 2 motors (direction and speed)

Operate up to 4 incandescent lightbulbs; on/off and illumination intensity (LEDs not supported)
STM26-82728Monitor the thrown position of switches in the LCS APPMonitor the thrown position of up to 16 track switches
CSM26-85295Switch machine control for Z-Stuff DZ-2500 switch machinesProvides serial data for any number of DZ-2500 switch machines
Provides switch thrown position for up to 7 DZ-2500 switch machines
Up to 4 separate track block power controls
CSM2 Breakout Board1908010
Use with CSM2; easier wiring for DZ-2500
Each breakout board supports wiring for one DZ-2500 switch machine
Control individual power blocks
Up to 8 separately controlled power blocks (AC power); each rated for 20amps max
SER26-81326Serial connection for older devices (ASC, TPC, BPC, etc) or other control systems (PC, MTH DCS)One DB9 port and one 3 position screw terminal
PDI Cables6-81500 (1ft)
6-81501 (3ft)
6-81502 (10ft)
6-81503 (20ft)
PDI cables to connect LCS modules to each other or to the Base3One cable per LCS module is required
List of LCS Products
Updated on November 3, 2023