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Old 10-02-2019, 06:08 AM   #1
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MTH DCS hand held

I received this e-mail from one of the dealers that I buy from. If true, looks like it will be Iphones or Ipads in the future from MTH

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LAST RUN OF MTH DCS HAND HELD

The MTH Handheld has a new product number (50-1038) and this will be the last run for this item. The hand helds will be in short supply and are expected in January.

Order now to guarantee you will receive one.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:16 AM   #2
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My dealer can no longer get them and has been told no more will be made.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:41 AM   #3
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Will the Android phone or pad work with MTH

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Old 10-02-2019, 06:59 AM   #4
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MTH has an App for both iPhone and Android platforms.
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:12 AM   #5
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:44 AM   #6
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I just picked up a new one updated to 6.1 in order to have a spare.
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:49 AM   #7
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Well this one was beat to death "over there" -- but what the heck! I think it's a mistake really myself. While I guess I like the option of using my phone or a flat panel ...

I don't necessarily want to only use that...

Having said that, I never really liked their remote all that much either -- and to be fair I have not tried their offering because I don't really want to buy their wifi connector unit.

Given all that, I'll just punt frankly.

And in fact I'm having such fun over in HO-land installing DCC modules. That even though that's its own ball of wax and $$$ issue to boot in various ways, and even more so retro fitting the O scale engines I do have...

I'd be tempted to seriously consider it as a long term option.

After which I could rip that center rai... oh I better stop here.
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:58 AM   #8
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I have a spare setup, but since I don’t have a layout yet, my remote is used mainly for testing locomotives. I think it is kind of odd that a company would cease production of an item that does sell and has a large following.

Personally, I really don’t care to use my communication device as a train controller. It seems to be an industry fad that everything you own has to be controlled from your phone.

Finally, patents aside, I am curious to see if a third party manufacturer picks up the production of DCS handheld remotes. There is room for improvements with the current MTH device...

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I'll be looking for a second one at York. I don't like the app or using my phone to run trains. Just to many bugs at this point.
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Last October at York, I asked one of the MTH reps about the remote. He said that they were having difficulty getting some of the parts and hinted that at least one of the parts suppliers was trying to price gouge.

I have a spare TIU, a spare remote and a spare thumbwheel so I think I will be OK for a while. Part number 50-1038 came up empty at MTH.com. Part number 50-1002 still works and it looks like there are several dealers that have them in stock.
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