S Gauge and TMCC
This is a page dedicated to the use of Lionel's Trainmaster Command Control
and it's development and promotion in S gauge AC locos.
|News From Lionel:
The new TMCC Mikados are HERE!
They are absolutely gorgeous. Now we will see what other offerings may be in store?
A Mikado review
There may indeed be a future with TMCC and American Flyer!
TMCC has the definite advantage over DCC systems that TMCC can be mixed with Legacy equipment on the same layout. You can take a TMCC equipped engine and still run it on your buddy's conventional layout and it will run like a non-TMCC engine by automatically switching itself to run in the conventional mode.
Scope of these pages:
In the pages that follow you will find as much as I can find on the subject, some conversions that I have done, and links of interest. PLEASE feel free to send comments, questions, ideas and suggestions for other links that should be added here. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A fun and informative site to visit
TMCC Informational Pamphlet
by Brady Burdge
A technical look at TMCC
Schematics and Theory by Cam Bickel
TMCC Signal Improvement
Ideas to help signal strength
Programming The R2LC Receiver
Change the Features to match the Engine.
A Do it yourself TMCC Project
Make you own Mini Halfwave DC TMCC Mini driver board
Another Do it yourself TMCC Project
Make you own Mini AC/DC Fullwave TMCC Mini driver board
Yet Another TMCC Driver Board Design
Make your own AC Only Motor Mini driver board.
A Mini Commander as a TMCC Engine Receiver
Re-purposing in American Models Engines
Improving the Mini Commander Throttle Response
A simple fix.
ERR Mini Commander (I) Feature Codes
For the LC-1 & LC-2 Outputs
S Helper Locomatic and TMCC Compatibility
Running them on the same track
S Helper Engine Conversion to TMCC
Re-purposing the Mini Commander
TMCC Wiring Diagrams for American Flyer Layouts
Using an American flyer Transformer
Adding Sound to TMCC S Gauge Locos.
A list of TMCC Compatible Boards For S gauge
TMCC Track Cleaning Caboose
Cruise Control in AF TMCC
Electric RR's New Cruise Commander
AF TMCC Conversion Service
GOLDINHANDS Model Train Repairs
Mark Kiner's TMCC Conversions
TMCC Legacy (TMCC-2) and TMCC
How do their features compare? Coil Couplers explains.
Changing Pitch on ERR's Sound Commander
Simulate different loco sizes
R2LC Receiver Component Functions
TMCC Control of American Flyer Turnouts
Wiring a Lionel SC-2 By Ed Goldin
A Speaker Baffle for the Jameco 1.5" speaker
Increases the richness and volume
Railsounds 4 Conversions
Using ERR's RS-Commander
ERR's new Mini Commander II
Installed in a PHM Budd RDC
TMCC Direct Lockon for circuit protection
Using with AF Transformer
AF Big Boy
versions of the PCB123 program for the .XPC files.
|American Flyer(R), Trainmaster(R) ,Railsounds(R)and TMCC(R) are the registered trademarks of Lionel,LLC||
Links to Carl's S Gauge TMCC Conversions
If you want to play on your own with TMCC here are some conversions I have done using the original LCRU receiver. These conversions could be done using AC or DC motors.
The Lionel LCRU receiver is no longer available.
American Models FP-7
American Flyer Hudson
Lionel/American Flyer Geep
American Flyer 0-8-0 With Operating ElectroCouplers
Converting Lionel ElectoCouplers for AF Use
Tandem Hudsons with TMCC
New AF-Lionel Baldwin
American Models RS3, FM Trainmaster & Baldwin
AF EP-5 Early conversion
AF EP-5 as Penn Central E40
S Helper Service SW-1 and SW-9
S Helper Service F3A,B with TMCC and Sound
AF/Lionel Docksider with TMCC and Sound
American Models GG-1 TMCC and Sound
American Models Northern TMCC and Sound
S Helper Service 2-8-0 TMCC and sound (First Attempt)
S Helper service 2-8-0 TMCC New Interface Design
S Helper Service F7 with TMCC and Sound
American Flyer/Lionel Northern with TMCC and Sound
Pennsy AF/Lionel Baldwin with TMCC Cruise and sound.
American Flyer-Lionel SD-9 TMCC Cruise and Sound
American Models Pacific TMCC Cruise and Sound
Converted to S Atlas O Gauge Atlantic
American Models GP-35 TMCC/Railsounds Conversion
American Models RS-3 TMCC/Railsounds Conversion
More to come......
OGR's TMCC Forum
The Electric RR Co
My Current Roster of TMCC Engines
2 AM FP-7s
AF 0-8-0 with CoilCouplers*
2 AF Hudsons
AF K5 Pacific*
2 American Models RS3s
2 American Models FM Trainmasters*
4 AF/Lionel Mikados
2 SHS F3s*
* Command Sounds Added Also