Manufacturer:Train Control Systems

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Summary Train Control Systems (TCS) is a US-based manufacturer of DCC mobile decoders.

Tech Support: techsupport@tcsdcc.com, (267)773-3408

Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Phone 215-453-9145
Fax 215-257-0735
Email tcs@tcsdcc.com
Main URL http://www.tcsdcc.com/
Address Train Control Systems

P.O. Box 341 Blooming Glen, PA 18911

Device Types Mobile Decoder, Other


Products

TCS offers a large number of products for various scales including decoders Z, N, HO, G, and S-scale locomotives, as well as motherboards, speakers, housings, and various other components available from their website.

WOWSound

The only true CD-quality sound decoder in the industry available for steam (WOWSteam) and diesel (WOWDiesel) locomotives, featuring true to life 16 bit 44100Hz resolution.

WOWKits

Total conversion kits providing everything needed to convert an engine to WOWSound DCC, including a decoder, motherboard, Keep-Alive™, WOWSpeaker, and custom speaker housing. Every WOWKit has detailed installation pictures and information on the TCS website for ease-of use.

Features

AudioAssist™

Every TCS decoder comes equipped with the easy-to-use AudioAssist™ audio menu

  • Change CV settings without ever programming a CV.
  • Pressing button 8 four times rapidly on any TCS decoder when your locomotive is at a stop accesses the Audio Assist™ menu.

KeepAlive™

  • TCS Keep-Alive™ (KA) devices are used to supply power to decoders during times of power interruption due to dirty track or problematic track work.
  • All TCS decoders shipping with date codes from after January 2012 support the Keep-Alive™ feature.

Railcom / Railcom+

TCS decoders with Version 89 firmware do support RailCom transponding. As of 2019, these decoders, when purchased directly from TCS, support RailCom/RailCom+. Those purchased from dealer stock may not be Version 89 decoders.

Warranty

Decoders, Motherboards, and Keep Alive® are covered under a ONE YEAR “goof-proof” warranty which covers manufacturer defects, burns, shorts, physical damage, and operator error. The decoder will be repaired or replaced within one year even if the operator accidentally damages it.

Decoders determined to be out of warranty (CVs 250, 251, and 252 read to be more than 1 year out of date) will be charged an upgrade fee in exchange for a current production decoder unless a valid receipt of purchase can be provided.

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