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The DCC Starter System LT-50 "Layout Throttle" is an intelligently designed wired LCC throttle with a built-in command station. Ergonomically designed to comfortably fit your hand and provide easy access to all of the buttons. The LT-50 is the perfect DCC command station for newcomers, or layout operators and builders looking for a highly-capable, portable command station and throttle. Like the CS-105, the LT-50 is overflowing with features, including RailCom® - but there's so much more it can do!

LT-50 List of Features:

Large, Full-text Screen

1.42" x 0.92" LCD screen with white backlight. Brightness is entirely adjustable for a variety of operating conditions.

Programmable Buttons

The encoder button, two buttons on the face of the throttle, as well as two multi-position switches on the side (9 total) can be reassigned to control many functions. Examples include dynamic braking, manual notching, and more! Higher-numbered functions are now a simple button press or switch flick away!

Multiple Connection Modes

The LT-50 can be used as a standalone command station, but if connected into an LCC network, the LT-50 will act as a normal LCC throttle. For operators who prefer a wired throttle, the LT-50 can connected to a CS-105 to offer that wired throttle experience.

Integrated Consisting System

Consisting doesn’t have to be difficult, intimidating, or complicated! The LT-50 features a simple consisting interface where users can make, modify, and break up consists in mere seconds.

Yard Mode

Yard Mode is an innovative, TCS exclusive feature designed for switching operations and control. Perfect for spicing up repetitive yard moves!

Full-Text Menus

Menus present all options in full words and phrases. No guess work or manuals needed!

Help Text

Use the [?] button on the keypad in any menu to access help text for that menu item. The throttle will display a simple description of the highlighted option. Help is always one button press away!


The LT-50 unit comes equipped with two bright white LED's that can be activated at any time - handy for those dropped screws, lost detail parts, decoupling, and ventures under dark, cavernous benchwork.

DCC System

  • 1.4A continuous, 2.8A peak current limit with soft start, configurable current limit, and load reporting

  • Up to 25 locomotives running simultaneously

  • Integrated RailCom® detector

  • Programming Track over main output with automatic switchover, supporting Direct, Paged, and Register modes

  • DCC accessory control for addresses 1 - 2044

  • Up to 20, 10-step Macros, including LCC accessory control

  • Configuration through on-screen menu

Throttle Features

  • Handheld design based on the lightweight and ergonomic UWT-50

  • Nine user-programmable buttons for convenient operations

  • Encoder knob for throttle control and menu navigation

  • Plain English configuration through menu

  • On-screen help function

  • Can be used as a throttle on LCC and NCE layouts

NMRA Layout Command Control (LCC) Features

  • LT-50-specific RJ-45 jack (1x)

  • RJ-45 jack for LCC communication through CAN-bus (3x)

  • Expandable with additional LCC throttles (sold separately)

  • 400ma LCC power injection points (2x)

  • Low-power DCC passthrough (optional with configuration)

  • Configuration through CAN-bus interface to PC (sold separately)

  • Firmware updates via LCC interface

Maximum Number of Locos

The nominal current limit of the LT-50 is 1.4A continuous. The LT-50 will shut off automatically once a set thermal cutout is reached, and will automatically resume once it has cooled down. Our Wiki has a table to show the Maximum Number of Locos You Can Run Simultaneously with the LT-50:

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