Is My Locomotive Compatible with SensorTrack?

The easiest way to determine if a locomotive is compatible with SensorTrack™ is to flip it over and look for the infrared (aka “IR”) transmitter. On a Legacy or Vision steam engine, you’ll find this on the tender. Sometimes it is attached to the truck. In other cases, it may be tucked into a piece of added-on cast detail attached to the tender frame. Look for a small circuit board with a tiny white square--that’s the transmitter.

IR Transmitter Steam

How about a Legacy or Vision diesel locomotive? In practically all cases, a diesel IR transmitter will be mounted in the belly tank, near the loudspeaker(s) as shown below.

IR Transmitter Diesel

You can also refer to a document which lists all compatible locomotives produced up to November 2013. Click here for the list.

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