TCS continually manufacturers the highest quality DC and DCC decoders with industry-leading sound technology. We design decoders with a focus on prototypical operation and authenticity from step one. Throttle controls are designed to operate just like the prototype. Locomotive sound and performance will compensate for minor track grades and heavy loads, not just overall speed. Employ the prototypical braking feature to bring your consists to a stop at a true-scale distance without babysitting your throttle. We’re focused on giving you the flexibility and the options you deserve, so you can spend less time programming and more time running your railroad. TCS gives modelers a true “In the Cab” experience with every decoder. To learn more about what we do, follow the links below.
Hear your trains come alive with the accurate and impressive library of WOWSounds, all recorded from real locomotives in 16-bit CD-quality sound. No one else even comes close. Click here to learn more.
Leave CV programming behind with Audio Assist®, the intuitive audio menu system that comes with every TCS WOWSound decoder. You can change horns and bells, calibrate chuffs, change sound volumes, and so much more all without touching a single CV. Activate the Audio Assist® guide and follow the prompts to quickly set up and change the settings on your locomotives. Learn more.
Dirty, uneven, and troublesome track no longer worry modelers that use Keep-Alive® capacitors. Track power is stored in your locomotive to keep it moving whenever power is interrupted. Keep-Alive keeps your trains running even on the roughest rails! Learn more.
The TCS-exclusive approach to matching the motive power sound of your model to the prototype. Proto Notch™ is load-based auto-notching based on our advanced BEMF motor algorithm that can be user-calibrated for your layout and locomotives. Hear sounds that match the work your locomotives are doing, no matter the situation. Read more.
NEW! Feel like you’re going in circles, hearing the same chuffs over and over? It’s boring, and it breaks the realism! Fresh from the TCS engineering department, innovative Chuffinity™️ technology means that you’ll never have to hear the same chuff twice. WOWSteam chuffs will vary in character, volume, and intensity – all in prototypical fashion, matching your locomotives operation. Read more.
The UWT-100 Universal WiFi Throttle from TCS is the new standard in WiFi control for model railroads. This throttle brings a new level of ergonomic comfort and operational convenience to handheld controls. Instead of spending time with your head in a manual trying to understand your throttle, the intuitive interface of the UWT-100 allows you to focus on the important things – operating and enjoying your trains!
Engineered to work with most current DCC systems, and increase adoption and use of LCC, this throttle relies on the robust and universal standard of WiFi communication and leaves outdated control systems behind. The UWT-100 can be conveniently updated from the comfort of your own home, meaning you’ll always have access to the newest features and your handheld won’t quickly pass out of date. We are confident that the UWT-100 will quickly become your favorite throttle to use. Find out more.
Ever popular to bring your models to life, LED Lights provide a great solution for your modeling needs.
Sunny White or Warm White 0402 or 0603 LEDs are perfect for those modern day locomotives, and are easily installed as headlights, ditchlights, number board, step & marker lights.