Cost Comparison Chart


COST COMPARISON BETWEEN USING RCS and TRACK POWER

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP CHART

 


DESCRIPTION

RCS

TRACK POWER SYSTEMS
5-10 amp packs

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Palm Size Transmitter

YES

NO

Sound System Triggers

YES

Add $80+

Multiple Trains at the
same time/track

YES

NO, must use block wiring
or DCC

System Cost

$250

$339.00 to $449+

Track Cost for 200′

Aluminum
$344/$1.72/ft

Brass
$516/$2.38/ft

Wire and Track Connectors
(100′ 14 Ga. and
40 clamps)

N/A

$88
$1.95/clamp, $10 wire

Batteries

$60

N/A

Track Cleaning Devices

N/A

$10 Pole Sander
Cleaning Car – $79.95

Metal Replacement
Wheels on all cars

Not required

Recommended, add
$14 per car

Total Investment

$654

$1,033.90 to $1,193.00

Initial Savings w/RCS

($379.90 to
$468.05)