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Part#: MRCAA370

Enjoy advanced electronic circuitry at an exceptional price complete with an extra measure of power for unusual demands. Designed for HO and N gauge trains

0-15 VDC for train power
19 VAC output for accessories
18 VA of power
LED pilot light
Direction control switch
Master on-off switch
300 degree speed control throttle
Automatic circuit protector
2-year limited warranty
UL Listed

ATTENTION: MRC has proudly manufactured Power Packs since 1947 and has sold more than 1 Million products to satisfied customers in North America without any issue during this time. Evidently, Rapido Trains, a relatively new train manufacturer has allegedly not made their locomotives suitable for use with MRC's 1300 & 1370 Power Packs, which have used the same tried and true technology for the last 25 years with UL Certification.

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Part#: LNL14198
O CW-80 80w Transformer

CW-80 80-Watt Transformer
   Enjoy operating your favorite locomotives, train sets, and accessories with the 80-Watt CW-80 Transformer. From the handsomely designed controller, reminiscent of the famous Lionel ZW, you control speed and power by raising and lowering the engineer handle. Operate your favorite features with the bell, whistle/horn, and direction buttons. On the rear of the unit, you will find a 0-18 volt variable AC output, as well as a programmable AC output for accessory operation. Simply set the accessory voltage to your desired output, and your accessory operates at that output until you turn the unit off?even when you stop the train! Perfect for train sets and small- to medium-sized layouts, the CW-80 provides the power you need to enjoy all your Lionel favorites.

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Part#: LNL14295

FEATURES: This walk-around wireless remote controller provides everything you need at your fingertips 
Only one LEGACY command base/charger is required per layout
Receives information from the remote controller and sends it out to the track via a simple one-wire connection
Remembers information about your layout, enabling the CAB-2 remote controller to display road names and numbers on the LCD screen
Built-in dock for recharging CAB-2 remote controller
Memory modules (CAB2 program, base program, general steam and  general diesel)
Basic power supply included
Owner's manual included

One #991 LEGACY CAB-2 remote controller 
One #992 LEGACY command base/charger
Power supply
3 AA batteries
Memory modules
Instruction manual 

REQUIRES: PowerHouse Power Supply  - optional                       
Frequency: 2404.0 - 2480.0MHz  
Remote Size: 3-3/4" x 9" (95 x 229mm)

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Part#: LNL37921

The ZW-L Transformer features four-handle operation so you can run up to four different trains or accessories at the same time.

In the Conventional environment, the two engineer-type handles provide independent control of two variable voltage circuits with whistle/horn, bell, and direction control for train operation. The center controls can be set to your desired voltage for operating accessories.
In the Command Control environment, you can use the ZW-L Transformer to run your Conventional locomotives by remote control. Your CAB-2/CAB-1 Remote Controller can control the four individual outputs, each using a unique train (TR) or engine (ENG) ID#. Whistle/horn, bell, and direction commands are available for each output. Plus, you can throw the ElectroCouplers on select Conventional locomotives.
Read this manual thoroughly before using the system. It has important information on the setup and operation of your transformer. If you have any questions, contact your Factory Trained
Authorized Lionel Service Station or call Lionel Service at 586-949-4100.

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Part#: MTH404000

This is the Z-4000 Transformer, 400W from MTH.

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Part#: LNL81603

72-Watt Wall Pack Power Supply - LionChief(TM) Lionel LNL681603

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Part#: LNL83071
Lionel 6-83071 O Universal LionChief Remote Controller Lione

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Universal LionChief / LionChief Plus Remote Controller

Running multiple locomotives has never been easier! Use this single remote to operate any of your LionChief Plus locomotives. Your need for multiple remotes are a thing of the past. It's that simple. Choose to run one, two, or three locomotives at any time using a single Universal remote!

Within seconds at startup, LionChief engines on the track are identified and loaded into the remote memory. Push one of the three buttons on the remote dashboard to run the engine of your choice! Simple as 1-2-3.

  • Control any existing or future O Gauge LionChief Plus locomotive
  • Control most O Gauge Ready-to-Run LionChief set locomotives
  • Control any existing S Gauge FlyerChief locomotive
  • Load and operate up to three locomotives remote at any one time
  • Choose between any one of the three engines with the simple 3-button control
  • LED Illumination on 1-2-3 buttons when pressed
  • On/Off Switch to preserve battery power
  • Remote "Train Memory" preserves current speed and direction of engine when toggling operation between different locomotives
  • Even after power down and restarting remote retains memory of the specific engines loaded in system
  • "Easy Clear" feature allows you to quickly remove and add new locomotives into remote memory as needed
  • Forward and reverse speed control knob
  • Additional buttons for whistle sound, bell, special announcements, and ElectroCoupler™ activation
  • Requires three AAA alkaline batteries (not included)

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Part#: MTH401000A

DCS users who don't need a conventional transformer and controller can use this 100 watt power supply for small and moderate sized layouts. Featurng a U.L. approved design & separate 14v AC Accessory Port, its robust design will provide years of service, Use the optional TIU/Barrel Jack adapter to make connecting it to the DCS Track Interface Unit quick and easy.

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Part#: LNL632930/614002
Lionel ZW Multi-Watt Transformer Set WITH Lionel ZW AMP/VOLT


There’s only one ZW. No single product has come to symbolize the legend of Lionel more than the Lionel ZW. Molded to original dimensions in classic phenolic resin, the ZW can run up to four trains at the same time on different layouts, plus accessories. The two engineer-type handles provide independent control of two variable voltage circuits, each with built-in whistle, direction, and bell controls. Two additional accessory circuits can be set by means of dial-type controls to any desired voltage. Or, if you prefer, you can control all four outputs with a single handle!   The ZW controller can be powered by any combination of one to four 135-Watt or 180-Watt Lionel PowerHouse Power Supplies. And if you use the TrainMaster Command or LEGACY Control system, you can adjust each output using your walk-around remote control up to the level pre-set by its corresponding ZW handle. It’s a great way to help less-experienced railroaders keep their trains under control while enjoying the thrill of independent remote-controlled operation.   Offered with two 180-Watt PowerHouse Power Supplies, this ZW package provides the power and control you dream of for your vintage or state-of-the-art Lionel locomotives and accessories.

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Part#: LNL81325

With LCS Wi-Fi, you can operate your model railroad using devices such as the Apple iPad®, computers, smart phones or other Wi-Fi devices. LCS Wi-Fi can create its own independent WiFi network or join an existing one.

Up to 15 Wi-Fi devices can be connected at once. Each connected device requires software written specifically for the LCS system. Lionel's LCS App is available as a free download for the iPad. In addition, Lionel has made the LEGACY & LCS protocol codes available to third party developers.

A Base/No Base switch lets you configure an LCS system without a Lionel command base. Choose this type of installation if you are exclusively running conventional locomotives, but want iPad control over your switches. Or if you are using another type of locomotive control system, such as DCC, but want to be able to use BPC2, ASC2 or other LCS modules to control your layout.

LCS Wi-Fi gets its operating power on the same cables used for data transmission. One 6-81499 LCS Power Supply and DB9 cable is required per LCS installation (even in a "no base" configuration).

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Part#: MTH501001
MTH DCS Remote Control Set

DCS offers more features than any other AC or DC operating system — features that are standard on every Proto-Sound 2.0 and 3.0 locomotive. Here’s just a partial list of what DCS offers:

Operate up to 99 DCS-equipped engines independently at the same time.
Run your whole railroad — locomotives, switches, accessories, everything — from one or more DCS handheld remotes. When you have guests, give each visitor a DCS handheld and let them control their own engine. An LCD screen indicates which engine you’re controlling and its current speed.
Just like the prototype, you can double- or triple-head locomotives, add or drop helper engines, or bring a train into the station with a mainline engine and then have a switcher break up the consist.
Add one or more optional AIUs (Accessory Interface Units) to control switches and accessories from the DCS handheld. To create specific routes — an exit from a passenger station to the westbound main line, for example — you can program multiple track switches to throw with a single command.
Record up to 90 minutes of DCS speed, direction, sound, and accessory commands as a program that your layout can repeat on demand. Use this feature to run trains automatically on one part of your railroad while you manually control another area.
Set engine speed in one-scale-mile-per-hour (smph) increments, from a 3 smph crawl to 120 smph. Your scale speed is indicated on the DCS handheld. And like the cruise control on a car, Proto-Speed Control™ keeps your train moving at the speed you select, regardless of hills and curves. You can even switch off the speed control if you prefer.
Proto-Sound engines not only receive DCS commands, they can report back vital information, trigger other devices to operate, and diagnose your layout’s wiring and signal quality. Query a locomotive to find out how many scale miles it’s run, for example. Measure your track in scale miles. Or check DCS signal strength at a specific location.
Unlike DCC, Legacy, or any other command system, DCS is designed to be upgradable for free over the Internet. The latest software can be downloaded to any DCS system ever made, so new features can be added and your investment will not become obsolete.
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Part#: MTH401000
MTH O Gauge Transformer 100 Watt

The most powerful ready-to-run train set transformer you can find, the Z-1000 boasts 100 watts of power, a U.L. approved design and separate 14v Accessory Ports. Its robust design will provide years of service and power enough to for any starter set to a moderate size layout. Available in many RailKing starter sets or separately, the Z-1000 is the perfect solution for a growing O Gauge layout.
- 100 Watts Max Power Output
- Works with all brands of O gauge trains
- Controller LED On Light
- Smooth Operating Throttle Knob
- Built-In Circuit Breaker Protection
- Individual Bell, Horn and Direction Buttons
- 14v Accessory Port
- 60Hz Operation Only

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