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: the 6-81499 LCS DB-9 Cable with Power Supply. You just need one per layout. It provides power to multiple LCS modules and links them to your Lionel command base.

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.

LCS Product
On/off control of 1-8 lights, uncoupling tracks or basic accessories
ASC2 running in Accessory mode
Thru/Out control over 4 remote switches. Lionel, Ross and other switch manufacturers supported.
ASC2 running in Switch mode
Control up to 8 track power blocks
Operate wired TMCC accessories such as 24114 Gantry crane
Control TPC-300, TPC-400 and other older Lionel serial devices.
Update Cab-2 remotes with info from passing locomotives
SensorTrack, LEGACY base, Cab-2 remote
Triggers preset or custom actions on passing locomotives
See real-time location of compatible engines on your layout
SensorTrack,LCS WiFi, LCS App
Get real-time updates on LCS App when track switches change position for ANY reason

Alternately, click here for a detailed LCS example system diagram to give you some ideas.