MANCO products for 0-Gauge 3-rail trains

MANCO Earth-Ground Breakout

Several documents here on the trainfacts.com website have discussed the benefit of adding “earth-ground” wires to layout areas that have poor TMCC/Legacy signal reception. Although most users settle for connecting these wires to AC wall outlets or pipes, the best … Continue reading

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Using the MANCO Track Signal Measurement System to solve weak-signal problems

A Case Study in Improving TMCC/Legacy “Track” Signal  The TrainMasters of Babylon Model Rail Road Club of Long Island, NY was having trouble with poor TMCC/Legacy signal pickup.  Their layout covers approximately 3000 square feet with multiple parallel tracks and … Continue reading

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New Product–TMCC/Legacy Track Signal Measurement Device

As part of my work with Lyle Dumont in Iowa to solve his TMCC signal problems, I developed an easy technique to measure the strength of the TMCC/Legacy signal going to the track (http://www.trainfacts.com/trainfacts/?p=436). Recently Lyle made some measurements on … Continue reading

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Limited quantity – Enhanced MANCO Legacy Base Booster

  Signal Booster for Lionel Legacy Serial Port – Now with “Earth-Ground” terminal! The chip Lionel chose for the RS-232 output on the Legacy Base will not power more than a very few hard-wired controllers  with optocoupler data inputs (Z-Stuff … Continue reading

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