Train Control Systems

Train Control Systems - Squeaky's Trains & Things
Train Control Systems (TCS) has been manufacturing high-quality electronics for model railroads since 1999. In that time, TCS has developed a wide range of innovative products like CD-quality WOWSound, Keep Alive®, etc., and continues to be on the forefront of technology today.

13 products


  • Train Control Systems (TCS) 1533 | WOW101-KA-Diesel | HO Scale

    Train Control Systems Train Control Systems (TCS) 1533 | WOW101-KA-Diesel | HO Scale

    1 review

    2 in stock

    CD-Quality Sound: TCS’ world-renowned CD-quality sound. 16 Bits of resolution at 44.1kHz sample rate. Keep-Alive®: Included on-board for smooth, stutter-free operation. Back EMF Load Compensation: Provides superior slow speed control and high performance under load. Quiet Drive: Super-quiet motor control for “buzz” free motor performance. Variable Momentum: Allows you to make custom acceleration and deceleration curves. Incandescent Bulb Support: This decoder can be used with 12 Volt bulbs. Function Remapping: Buttons 0 through 12 may be used to control the lighting functions of this decoder. Programmable Lighting Effects: Choose from 20 separate user-programmable lighting effects! Dimmable Brightness: Configure multiple different brightness levels for your LED’s or incandescent bulbs. Decoder Lock: Feature which prevents accidental/unwanted programming while activated. Airwire™ Compatible: Fully compatible with Airwire™ operation. Audio Assist®: TCS exclusive auditory feedback programming system. Program your decoder without the need to memorize CV’s! User-Loadable Speed Tables: Configure custom speed curves and set speed limits. Throttle Modes: Choose from multiple throttle modes to meet your operating needs. Proto Notch™: A WOWSound original feature which uses TCS’ exclusive auto-adjusting BEMF technology to automatically choose the active notch sound. Prototype Mode also offers dynamic sound volumes which accurately model the real-life equivalent. Also includes pre-programmed acceleration and deceleration values.   Specs Interface Type: Hard-Wire, Direct-Plug (9-Pin JST) Dimensions (L x W x H): 1.35″ x 0.658″ x 0.22″ or 34.29mm x 16.72mm x 5.59mm Scale: HO Scale Continuous/Peak: 1.3/2.0 Amp Total Functions: 6 Function Rating: 100 mA 12V Outputs: 6   Speaker Selection This decoder is optimized for 8 Ω speakers (not included). This decoder uses and audio amplifier capable of supplying up to 2 Watts of power. A 1 Watt minimum power rating is recommended for use with this decoder. If you are using a speaker with less than 1 Watt power rating, you must reduce your volume to prevent speaker failure or amplifier stress. Speaker enclosures greatly increase speaker performance in most cases.

    2 in stock

    $124.75

  • Train Control Systems (TCS) 1527 | WOW121-Diesel

    Train Control Systems Train Control Systems (TCS) 1527 | WOW121-Diesel

    1 in stock

    CD-Quality Sound: TCS’ world-renowned CD-quality sound. 16 Bits of resolution at 44.1kHz sample rate. Back EMF Load Compensation: Provides superior slow speed control and high performance under load. Quiet Drive: Super-quiet motor control for “buzz” free motor performance. Variable Momentum: Allows you to make custom acceleration and deceleration curves. Incandescent Bulb Support: This decoder can be used with 12 Volt bulbs. Function Remapping: Buttons 0 through 12 may be used to control the lighting functions of this decoder. Programmable Lighting Effects: Choose from 20 separate user-programmable lighting effects! Dimmable Brightness: Configure multiple different brightness levels for your LED’s or incandescent bulbs. Decoder Lock: Feature which prevents accidental/unwanted programming while activated. Airwire™ Compatible: Fully compatible with Airwire™ operation. Audio Assist®: TCS exclusive auditory feedback programming system. Program your decoder without the need to memorize CV’s! User-Loadable Speed Tables: Configure custom speed curves and set speed limits. Throttle Modes: Choose from multiple throttle modes to meet your operating needs. Proto Notch™: A WOWSound original feature which uses TCS’ exclusive auto-adjusting BEMF technology to automatically choose the active notch sound. Prototype Mode also offers dynamic sound volumes which accurately model the real-life equivalent. Also includes pre-programmed acceleration and deceleration values. Specs Interface Type: Direct-Plug (21-Pin MTC) Dimensions (L x W x H): 1.28″ x 0.689″ x 0.22″ or 32.5mm x 17.5mm x 5.6mm Scale: HO Scale Continuous/Peak: 1.3/2.0 Amp Total Functions: 8 Function Rating: 100 mA 12V Outputs: 8 Speaker Selection This decoder is optimized for 8 Ω speakers (not included). This decoder uses and audio amplifier capable of supplying up to 2 Watts of power. A 1 Watt minimum power rating is recommended for use with this decoder. If you are using a speaker with less than 1 Watt power rating, you must reduce your volume to prevent speaker failure or amplifier stress. Speaker enclosures greatly increase speaker performance in most cases.

    1 in stock

    $95.95

  • Train Control Systems 1000 | A4X Decoder | HO Scale

    Train Control Systems Train Control Systems 1000 | A4X Decoder | HO Scale

    1 in stock

    The A4X is four function HO-scale "drop-in" style mobile decoder for Atlas, Athearn, Kato, etc. locomotives. Examples include the following: Athearn: F59PHI F3 Atlas: RS-1/RS-3/RS-11 C424 GP7 Kato: GP35 If you need more than four total lighting functions, or are using 1.5V bulbs, you should consider the A6X. Back EMF Load Compensation: Provides superior slow speed control and high performance under load. Quiet Drive: Super-quiet motor control for "buzz" free motor performance. DC Mode: Decoder will automatically detect DC power. You can also configure how your lighting effects function on DC. RailCom®: This feature allows the decoder to talk to the command station. RailCom supports expansion for new features. Variable Momentum: Allows you to make custom acceleration and deceleration curves. LED Support: This product does not require external resistors when connecting LED's. Incandescent Bulb Support: This decoder can be used with 12 Volt bulbs. Function Remapping: Buttons 0 through 12 may be used to control the lighting functions of this decoder. Programmable Lighting Effects: Choose from 20 separate user-programmable lighting effects! Dimmable Brightness: Configure multiple different brightness levels for your LED's or incandescent bulbs. Decoder Lock: Feature which prevents accidental/unwanted programming while activated. Airwire™ Compatible: Fully compatible with Airwire™ operation. User-Loadable Speed Tables: Configure custom speed curves and set speed limits. Specs Interface Type: Drop-In Dimensions (L x W x H): 2.85" x 0.682" x 0.138" or 72.39mm x 17.32mm x 3.51mm Scale: HO Scale Continuous/Peak: 1.0/2.0 Amp Total Functions: 4 Function Rating: 100 mA 12V Outputs: 4 LED Outputs: 4

    1 in stock

    $39.97

  • Train Control Systems (TCS) 1004 | FL4 Decoder

    Train Control Systems Train Control Systems (TCS) 1004 | FL4 Decoder

    1 in stock

    This function-only decoder is designed for any scale where extra lighting features and functions are needed. These decoders are commonly used for smoke coils, fireboxes, or step lights.  Note: FL-series decoders do not provide motor control. A separate decoder must be used for motor function. Function Only: This decoder only has function control for lighting, and does not provide sound or motor control.  DC Mode: Decoder will automatically detect DC power. You can also configure how your lighting effects function on DC.  Incandescent Bulb Support: This decoder can be used with 12 Volt bulbs.  Function Remapping: Buttons 0 through 12 may be used to control the lighting functions of this decoder.  Programmable Lighting Effects: Choose from 20 separate user-programmable lighting effects! Dimmable Brightness: Configure multiple different brightness levels for your LED's or incandescent bulbs.  Decoder Lock: Feature which prevents accidental/unwanted programming while activated. Airwire™ Compatible: Fully compatible with Airwire™ operation. Dimensions: 0.558" x 0.357" x 0.12" or 14.17mm x 9.06mm x 3.06mm Interface Type: Hard-Wire Scale: O Scale, HO Scale, G Scale, N Scale Continuous/Peak: 1.0/2.0 Amp Total Functions: 4 Function Rating: 200 mA 12V Outputs: 4

    1 in stock

    $25.55

  • Train Control Systems (TCS) 1525 | WOW121-Steam Train Control Systems (TCS) 1525 | WOW121-Steam

    Train Control Systems Train Control Systems (TCS) 1525 | WOW121-Steam

    1 in stock

    The WOW121 is a universal sound decoder for locomotives with DCC-ready 21-pin MTC connectors, and can also be used with any of TCS’ motherboards. The WOW121 requires a motherboard to interface with the locomotive. The motherboard will determine the support for the number of lighting functions as well as the type supported (LED or 12V/1.5V bulbs). A WOW121 decoder will support up to 8 lighting functions. Note: Function 5 and 6 are not programmable, and will only output constant bright lights. Take this into account when wiring multiple lighting functions. CD-Quality Sound: TCS’ world-renowned CD-quality sound. 16 Bits of resolution at 44.1kHz sample rate. Back EMF Load Compensation: Provides superior slow speed control and high performance under load. Quiet Drive: Super-quiet motor control for “buzz” free motor performance. DC Mode: Decoder will automatically detect DC power. You can also configure how your lighting effects function on DC. Variable Momentum: Allows you to make custom acceleration and deceleration curves. Function Remapping: Buttons 0 through 12 may be used to control the lighting functions of this decoder. Programmable Lighting Effects: Choose from 20 separate user-programmable lighting effects! Dimmable Brightness: Configure multiple different brightness levels for your LED’s or incandescent bulbs. Decoder Lock: Feature which prevents accidental/unwanted programming while activated. Airwire™ Compatible: Fully compatible with Airwire™ operation. CAM: Use a positive voltage trigger to synchronize your chuff rate to your drivers’ rotation. Audio Assist®: TCS exclusive auditory feedback programming system. Program your decoder without the need to memorize CV’s! User-Loadable Speed Tables: Configure custom speed curves and set speed limits. Throttle Modes: Choose from multiple throttle modes to meet your operating needs. True Scale Sound: A unique WOWSound feature which uses TCS’ exclusive auto-adjusting BEMF technology to automatically change the intensity of the chuff. Prototype Mode also offers dynamic sound volumes which accurately model the real-life equivalent. Also includes pre-programmed acceleration and deceleration values. Specs Interface Type: Direct-Plug (21-Pin MTC) Dimensions (L x W x H): 1.28” x .69” x .22” or 32.5mm x 17.5mm x 5.6mm Scale: HO Scale Continuous/Peak: 1.3/2.0 Amp Total Functions: 8 Function Rating: 100 mA 12V Outputs: 8 Speaker Selection This decoder is optimized for 8 Ω speakers (not included). This decoder uses and audio amplifier capable of supplying up to 2 Watts of power. A 1 Watt minimum power rating is recommended for use with this decoder. If you are using a speaker with less than 1 Watt power rating, you must reduce your volume to prevent speaker failure or amplifier stress. Speaker enclosures greatly increase speaker performance in most cases.

    1 in stock

    $94.97

  • Train Control Systems (TCS) 1695 | WOWSpeaker 32mm Round

    Train Control Systems Train Control Systems (TCS) 1695 | WOWSpeaker 32mm Round

    1 in stock

    Producing sounds with the clarity and volume of a much larger speaker these 32mm (1.26″) speakers are perfect for tight installations that still require BIG sound. Dimensions: 1.26″ diameter x 0.2″ or 32mm diameter x 5.1mm Sound Pressure Level: 94 dB ± 3.0 dB at 0.8 , 1.0 , 1.2 , 1.5 KHz. Effective Frequency Band: 280 Hz. to 20,000 Hz. Power Rating: 0.5W (Typical) 0.8W (Peak) DC Impedance: 8 Ω ± 15 % at 1.0V 1,000 Hz.

    1 in stock

    $11.95

  • Train Control Systems (TCS) 1557 | B-MB4 Motherboard | HO Scale Train Control Systems (TCS) 1557 | B-MB4 Motherboard | HO Scale

    Train Control Systems Train Control Systems (TCS) 1557 | B-MB4 Motherboard | HO Scale

    1 in stock

    This motherboard is designed to replace the existing circuit board in a Bachmann Richmond 4-4-0. This board is designed to receive a WOW121 or EU621 decoder and provides an onboard KA2 and a 21-pin connector for quick decoder installation. The B-MB4 is an overall universal design, making it a great choice for brass models.NOTE: This product does not function without a decoder. Pick up an EU621 or WOW121 decoder to use this product.NOTE: TCS motherboards feature on-board resistors for use with LED's. This product is not intended for use with incandescent bulbs without modification or an external power supply such as the VR1.5. Specs Dimensions: 1.92” x 1.05” x .48” or 48.64mm x 26.7mm x 12.2mm Scale: HO Scale Compatibility: WOW121-Steam, WOW121-Diesel, EU621, EU821

    1 in stock

    $34.95

  • Train Control Systems (TCS) 1713 | WOWSpeaker UNIV-SH6-C

    Train Control Systems Train Control Systems (TCS) 1713 | WOWSpeaker UNIV-SH6-C

    1 in stock

    Universal speaker housing for the TCS 13.6mm x 9.6mm speaker (included). This simple, closed design channels both the front and rear audio out the front of the speaker housing. These micro speakers do not work without being mounted to an enclosure (like this one) or to a piece of the locomotive shell. Specs Dimensions: 0.61" x 0.39" x 0.26" or 15.6mm x 10mm x 6.6mm Power Rating: 0.8W DC Impedance: 8 Ohms Includes 1x UNIV-SH6-C Speaker Surround1x 13.6mm x 9.6mm WOWSpeaker

    1 in stock

    $15.95

  • Train Control Systems (TCS) 1698 | WOWSpeaker 13.6mm x 9.6mm Micro | HO Scale

    Train Control Systems Train Control Systems (TCS) 1698 | WOWSpeaker 13.6mm x 9.6mm Micro | HO Scale

    1 in stock

    This 13.6mm x 9.6mm speaker could be classified as a “sugar cube” speaker. This style of speaker is often feature in cell phones and tablets and performs slightly differently from standard speakers. This style of speaker REQUIRES mounting with a baffle to produce much sound at all, but once they are mounted they produce significantly more sound than you might expect. Try them out in your space restricted installations. Dimensions: 0.54″ x 0.38″ x 0.11″ or 13.6mm x 9.6mm x 2.9mm Sound Pressure Level: 82 dB ± 3.0 dB at 0.5W , 10cm 1.5 KHz. Effective Frequency Band: 700 Hz. to 10,000 Hz. Power Rating: 0.8W DC Impedance: 8 Ω ± 15 % at 1.0V 2,000 Hz.

    1 in stock

    $11.95

  • Train Control Systems (TCS) 1303 | G8 Decoder

    Train Control Systems Train Control Systems (TCS) 1303 | G8 Decoder

    1 in stock

    The full featured, 8 function, hard-wire, G-Scale decoder is tough enough to provide power for large engines, yet capable of creeping at ultra-slow speed due to the excellent TCS auto-adjusting BEMF. The G8 will have your locomotive running like the real thing. With 8 light functions, and easy-to-use screw terminal connections, the G8 has the features you want in a rugged form factor for prolonged outdoor operation. Back EMF Load Compensation: Provides superior slow speed control and high performance under load. Quiet Drive: Super-quiet motor control for "buzz" free motor performance. DC Mode: Decoder will automatically detect DC power. You can also configure how your lighting effects function on DC. RailCom®: This feature allows the decoder to talk to the command station. RailCom supports expansion for new features. Variable Momentum: Allows you to make custom acceleration and deceleration curves. Incandescent Bulb Support: This decoder can be used with 12 Volt bulbs. Function Remapping: Buttons 0 through 12 may be used to control the lighting functions of this decoder. Programmable Lighting Effects: Choose from 20 separate user-programmable lighting effects! Dimmable Brightness: Configure multiple different brightness levels for your LED's or incandescent bulbs. Decoder Lock: Feature which prevents accidental/unwanted programming while activated.   Dimensions: (L x W x H): 3.012”x1.46”x0.526” or 76.52mm x 37.07mm x 13.36mm Scale: G Scale, O Scale Continuous/Peak: 4.0/8.0 Amp Total Functions: 8 Function Rating: 500 mA 12V Outputs: 8

    1 in stock

    $63.95

  • Train Control Systems (TCS) 1694 | WOWSpeaker 28mm High Bass Round 4W | Multi Scale

    Train Control Systems Train Control Systems (TCS) 1694 | WOWSpeaker 28mm High Bass Round 4W | Multi Scale

    Out of stock

    You haven’t heard WOWSound until you’ve heard it through our 28mm High Bass 4W WOWSpeaker! This speaker handles an unprecedented 4 watts of power, and showcases a mighty bass reflex that packs a big sonic punch. Welcome to the new standard for sound in model trains – pick one up today and prepare to be blown away! This speaker is 28mm (1.1″) diameter and 13.5mm (0.53″) thick which includes a rubberized mounting gasket. The mounting gasket allows for unrestricted movement of the cone, preventing distortion or physical damage! Note: Product listing is for 1x speaker. Additional images provided for clarity. Dimensions: 1.1″ diameter x 0.53″ or 28mm diameter x 13.5mm Sound Pressure Level: 84 ± 3.0 dB (A), at 0.63 V, 0.1 m, Average 500,1,000, 2,000, 4,000 (Hz ), at 25°C Effective Frequency Band: 250 Hz. to 20 kHz. Power Rating: 3W (Typical) 4W (Peak) DC Impedance: 4 Ω ; ± 15%, at 1,000 Hz., 1.0 V

    Out of stock

    $13.79

  • Train Control Systems (TCS) 1530 | WOW101-Diesel | HO Scale Train Control Systems (TCS) 1530 | WOW101-Diesel | HO Scale

    Train Control Systems Train Control Systems (TCS) 1530 | WOW101-Diesel | HO Scale

    Out of stock

    CD-Quality Sound: TCS’ world-renowned CD-quality sound. 16 Bits of resolution at 44.1kHz sample rate. Back EMF Load Compensation: Provides superior slow speed control and high performance under load. Quiet Drive: Super-quiet motor control for “buzz” free motor performance. Variable Momentum: Allows you to make custom acceleration and deceleration curves. Incandescent Bulb Support: This decoder can be used with 12 Volt bulbs. Function Remapping: Buttons 0 through 12 may be used to control the lighting functions of this decoder. Programmable Lighting Effects: Choose from 20 separate user-programmable lighting effects! Dimmable Brightness: Configure multiple different brightness levels for your LED’s or incandescent bulbs. Decoder Lock: Feature which prevents accidental/unwanted programming while activated. Airwire™ Compatible: Fully compatible with Airwire™ operation. Audio Assist®: TCS exclusive auditory feedback programming system. Program your decoder without the need to memorize CV’s! User-Loadable Speed Tables: Configure custom speed curves and set speed limits. Throttle Modes: Choose from multiple throttle modes to meet your operating needs. Proto Notch™: A WOWSound original feature which uses TCS’ exclusive auto-adjusting BEMF technology to automatically choose the active notch sound. Prototype Mode also offers dynamic sound volumes which accurately model the real-life equivalent. Also includes pre-programmed acceleration and deceleration values. Specs Interface Type: Hard-Wire, Direct-Plug (9-Pin JST) Dimensions (L x W x H): 1.35″ x 0.658″ x 0.22″ or 34.29mm x 16.72mm x 5.59mm Scale: HO Scale Continuous/Peak: 1.3/2.0 Amp Total Functions: 6 Function Rating: 100 mA 12V Outputs: 6 Speaker Selection This decoder is optimized for 8 Ω speakers (not included). This decoder uses and audio amplifier capable of supplying up to 2 Watts of power. A 1 Watt minimum power rating is recommended for use with this decoder. If you are using a speaker with less than 1 Watt power rating, you must reduce your volume to prevent speaker failure or amplifier stress. Speaker enclosures greatly increase speaker performance in most cases.

    Out of stock

    $105.49

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