Lionel’s newest offering in the world of layout accessory control is the 153IR Controller. Using infrared, the 153IR sends a signal across your tracks. When the signal is reflected, the accessory to which the 153IR is connected begins to operate. Controls for time delay (from zero to five seconds) and signal sensitivity give the 153IR tremendous flexibility in controlling the exact moment you want your accessory to operate. Designed into a realistic, die-cast trackside building, the 153IR looks at home on any layout. Several can be placed around your layout and won’t look out of place like some plastic models on the market today. Powered by a removable track clip or from an auxiliary power supply, the 153IR is a model of flexibility and control.