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What do I need?

LCS is a modular system. The parts you need are determined by what you hold in your hand to run LCS (Lionel CAB remotes and/or WiFi devices) and the actions you want to create on your layout. There’s one LCS component that must be included: PDI Cables. You just need one per LCS module. It connects the first LCS module to your Base3, and subsequent LCS modules to one another.

Use the table below to help choose the additional LCS products that make sense for your layout. Pick an action from the first column. Then read to the right to see which LCS module that does that job.

ActionLCS Product
On/Off control of 1-8 Lights, uncoupling tracks, or basic accessoriesASC2 running in Accessory Mode
Thru/Out control over 4 remote switches. Lionel, Ross and other switch manufacturers supportedASC2 running in Switch Mode
Control up to 8 track power blocksBPC2
Operate wired TMCC accessories such as 24114 Gantry craneAMC2
Control TPC-300, TPC-400 and other older Lionel serial devicesSER2
Update Cab2 or Cab3 APP with info from passing locomotivesSensorTrack or IRV2, Base3, Cab2 remote or Cab3 APP
Triggers preset or custom actions on passing locomotivesSensorTrack or IRV2
See real-time location of compatible engines on your layoutSensorTrack or IRV2, Base3, LCS App
Get real-time updates on LCS App when track switches change position for ANY reasonSTM2, Base3, LCS App
LCS Example Table
Updated on November 6, 2023