- Custom Made Electronic Devices to Enhance the Model Railroading Experience
"Custom Made Electronic Devices to Enhance the Model Railroading Experience"

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Multi-Scale Train Speedometer
  •  The Multi-Scale Train Speedometer (MSTS) is designed to add to the enjoyment of your model railway by allowing you to accurately measure the scale speed of any train and answer the age-old questions “How fast is it really going?” and “Is it running at a realistic scale speed?”.  The MSTS displays speed in actual miles (or kilometers) per hour and can be adjusted to display any scale speed from 1:1 (full size trains) to 1:220 (Z-gauge).  In addition it will keep track of (no pun intended) the number of times a train has passed by displaying the number of laps it has completed.  The unit can be easily configured to display speed using either English (scale miles per hour) or Metric (scale kilometers per hour) units

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NEW:  The speedometer has gone wireless!

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Blinking Auto-Reverse Controller

  • The Blinking Auto-Reverse Controller (BARC) makes running trolleys and other point-to-point rail cars a simple and enjoyable experience

  • Even though the unit was initially called the "Basic" Auto-Reverse Controller  its microprocessor brain gives it a host of features in a small package

  • The only connections are to your power supply and to the track. 

  • 3 flashing LEDs help you to adjust the timing and keep you posted on the timer's progress

  • Fixed and random times may be selected

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Rail Car Cruise Control
  • The microprocessor controlled Cruise Control board allows you to place a small engine or rail car behind another train.  The IR sensors in the front of the car automatically keep it from running into the rear of the train in front.

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In the video the red Eggliner has the Cruise Control unit installed.  Note that it never gets too close to the camera  car as it senses the IR reflections




Robot Train Controller
  • This sophisticated circuit and software allows you to control a battery operated engine so that it accelerates, runs a fixed distance and decelerates in response to detecting small magnets placed between the rails of the track.

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Pulsed Infrared Train Sensors
  • If you are looking for the best way to reliably sense the presence of a passing train look no farther!

  • These optical sensors use pulsed IR.  This is much more reliable than simple IR emitters / detector pairs which are effected by ambient IR that is around most layouts, especially those that are outside in a garden railway setting.

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Lighthouse Beacon
  • The Lighthouse Beacon Controller uses a microprocessor to accurately reproduce the gradual brightening, brief flash and gradual dimming of a real lighthouse.

  • It can be used to drive high-output LEDs or extremely bright halogen bulbs.

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Morse Code Beacon
  • If you would like to add a realistic flashing Morse Code Beacon to your railway this is the circuit for you.

  • The microprocessor controlled beacon can be programmed by any computer that has a standard 9 pin serial port.  Any message of up to 200 characters can be flashed out in Morse Code.

  • The circuit will directly drive either LEDs or simple incandescent bulbs.  It can also drive sounders and/or buzzers if you would prefer an audible beacon.

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Ditch  Lights

This circuit utilizes a microprocessor to simulate the unusual behavior of ditch lights that are installed on some railroads' engines.  To make engines more visible than they would be with ditch lights that stay on steadily, one light brightens as the other dims.  This is not the instantaneous change that would be created if one bulb was turned on as the other was turned off but a gradual dimming / brightening that can be adjusted by a potentiometer on the board.

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Mars Lights

This circuit utilizes a microprocessor to simulate the unusual behavior of Mars lights that were installed on some railroads' engines several decades ago.  To make engines more visible the Mars light would rotate in a horizontal "8" pattern shining left, then center, then right and repeating.

The unit is available as a kit or completely assembled and tested.

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Click here for the article on the Mars Light


Automatic Switch Control

(Under Development)

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