Train Control Systems (TCS) announces that a new location is now open in Bromsgrove, England to better serve the needs of UK customers. This expansion of TCS will handle order fulfillment and direct shipments for the UK and EU as well as warranty repair.
The move to direct sales in the UK will focus on competitive pricing, shipping from within the UK, and product support from a local staff with a wealth of experience in the model railway industry.
"We are excited to return to the UK market and interact with the passionate, talented modellers there, many of who prefer TCS DCC products on their layouts. We look forward to dealing directly in the UK." - John Forsythe, President
Train Control Systems UK
P.O. Box 17749
Phone: 074973 89826
Train Control Systems has been manufacturing high-quality DCC decoders for over 20 years. Recently, they added control systems to their product lineup with the introduction of the UWT-100 Universal WiFi Throttle, a high-tech innovative handheld controller that is compatible with most DCC systems. More information available here.
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It's been a great week at TCS! We completed our first production run of UWT-100 Universal WiFi Throttles! If you didn't pre-order a throttle but would like to order one for yourself, our online cart is now stocked up Universal WiFi Throttles looking for a new home at your club or personal layout!
Take a look below at some behind-the-scenes snapshots of this week as we assembled, packaged, and shipped out our first run of UWT-100 Universal WiFi Throttles:
We'd like to give a special shout-out to customer WALTER RENTSCHLER! He was the first person to sign up for a Universal WiFi Throttle pre-order! Everyone was surprised to see that we had an order within the first hour of going live with pre-orders, and that was Walter! Above, you can see a close-up of the first pre-order throttle that shipped out to him - if you pre-ordered, you'll get a shipment from us in the next week or so as well!
Pre-orders are a leap of faith, and we thank you for your faith in us and your continued patience throughout this process. We’re proud of the product we created, and we hope you have as much fun using it as we did making it.
On behalf of the entire TCS team, THANK YOU!
John Forsythe, President
Interested in learning more about the Universal WiFi Throttle? We put together a few information pages that may help you along the way. Take a look at them here:
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Visit our UWT-100 Throttle Overview page.
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This is not a long update, but it is a MAJOR one. After months of problems and slowdowns with the UWT-100 case design process, we finally recieved the cases for the first production run of the UWT-100 Universal WiFi Throttle! We were so excited that we put together another unboxing video! Click to watch it below:
Now that the final pieces are in place, we're excited to finish production and begin shipping out throttles in February! If you're attending the Amherst show this weekend in West Springfield, Massachusetts, be sure to stop by and give our throttles a test run!
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that made the 2020 Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show a success! We had a great time meeting customers and sharing about WOWSound decoders with everyone that stopped by. A special thank-you to the clubs and individuals that assisted in testing out our UWT-100 Universal WiFi Throttles throughout the weekend. We'll see you all next year!
If you're interested in knowing more about the Universal WiFi Throttle, we filmed one of the clinics that we presented. Here's our UWT-100 Clinic captured in its entirety!
TCS is attending the Amherst Railway Society 2020 Railroad Hobby Show on Friday Jan 24 - Sunday Jan 26! The show takes place at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Considered the biggest show on the east coast, the hobby show spans multiple large buildings and hosts hundreds of vendors, OEMs, club layouts, and more!
TCS will be presenting two clinics on the much-awaited UWT-100 Universal WiFi Throttle. We'll cover the basics of connecting to WiFi and simple locomotive operations. We'll also tackle a few in-depth topics like in-throttle consisting and introduce some new features that will be available in UWT-100 throttles at release.
TCS Clinics: Friday 2:30pm | Friday 4:00PM
Learn more about clinics and register here: http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/clinics.php
You can find TCS in the Better Living Center (Booth 45) throughout the weekend. We'll have a layout set up to demonstrate throttle units, so feel free to come by and give them a try. The layout is the NMRA LCC development layout, so please ask us about LCC and the cool things you can achieve with this emergent technology in the hobby. We'll also have samples of most of our decoders, trackside devices, harnesses, and more. We are not bringing product to sell during the show, but would be happy to help you place an online order from our booth and ship it right to you.
The TCS technical support staff will also be present to answer your questions and provide guidance about specific installations. If you pick up some models during the show, stop by and get a firsthand recommendation on decoder fit!
We're quite excited to see everyone this weekend! Will we see YOU there?
We're proud to announce that our latest collaboration with Bachmann Trains is now available: The 2-10-0 Russian Decapod locomotive from Bachmann, which features TCS WOWSound factory-direct. This locomotive is also the second release to feature Chuffinity™ technology, which produces hundreds of realistic, diverse chuffs - just like the real thing.
From Bachmann: With the advent of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the Baldwin Locomotive Works was forced to stop shipment of over 100 Decapod 2-10-2 engines originally bound for Czarist Russia. These “orphan” locomotives later found homes with American railroad companies and helped relieve a scarcity of motive power after WWI. They are now part of a new revolution in model train sound realism, equipped with a TCS WOWSound® CD-Quality 16-bit 44,100Hz decoder with Audio Assist®. This decoder allows easy configuration without programming CVs as well as a Keep-Alive® device for uninterrupted operation, even over dirty track. It also features Chuffinity™ technology for amazingly diverse and realistic chuffs and a WOWSound® steam locomotive sound package that includes bell, whistle, blow down, cylinder cocks, water fill, coupler close/release, brake release and application, grade crossing quill, depot sounds, and more.
* DCC sound-equipped for sound, speed, direction, and lighting control
* true CD quality audio in 16-bit 44,100Hz sound
* Keep-Alive® device that keeps your engine running during power interruptions due to dirty track or loss of electrical contact
* voice-guided Audio Assist® programming tool for easy set-up of almost all decoder functionality
* dual-mode NMRA-compliant decoder
* operating headlight
* completely hidden drivetrain
* cog V-belt flywheel drive
* precision motor
* precision balanced brass flywheel
* metal motor bearings
* separately applied stack, domes, and cab
* separately applied parts including bell, whistle, pop valves, cut levers, handrails, and stanchions
* separate sanding lines
* highly detailed cab interior
* painted crew figures
* siderods blackened per prototype
* die-cast finescale driver spokes
* tender with all-wheel electrical pickup, detailed coal boards, and metal handrails
* E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers, front and rear
Performs best on 22” radius curves or greater.
Visit Bachmann's Online Store to see all available models and learn more!