S Helper Locomatic and TMCC Compatibility


The S Helper Locomatic (Dallee) control box and Lionel's TMCC in American Flyer seem to play well together just as if mixing regular Conventional and Command engines on the same track.

I hooked up the Locomatic box with it's 9 volt wall supply. See Drawing for wiring details. Note.. I use the .15uf Coupling Caps for the TMCC signal to get the best TMCC signal strength to both rails.  Both engines running on the same track responded to their respective command signals without any problems or interference. I ran the track voltage at about 12 volts.

This is good news to any user considering running a mix of Locomatic and TMCC engines on the same layout further enhancing the S gauge hobby.

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