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instructions

Instructions to download

Most of our instructions can be downloaded from this page

Track in a Box (fully assembled varnished plywood baseboards with shuttle electronics and track installed)

Track in a Box

Ready built baseboards with shuttle and track installed.

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train detectors

Infrared detection

How infra red train detection works and installation explained.

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IRDOT-1

Detects train and lights a LED (output for other electronics)

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IRDOT-1D

As IRDOT-1 with 5 second undetected delay.

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IRDOT-2

Detects train and lights a LED, plus operates a built-in changeover contact.

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IRDOT-2D

As IRDOT-2 with 5 second undetect delay.

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IRDOT-3

Operates detect LED and undetect LED or bicolour LED, built-in Double pole contacts

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IRDOT-3D

Operates as IRDOT-3 with selectable undetect delays.

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servo motor controls

Servo Controller

Servo Motor Controllers, Servo motors, how use them to control points signals and moving accessories.

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Bouncing Semaphore Controller

Servo Motor Controller to give bouncing effect for semaphore signals etc.

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Uncoupler

Uncoupler Kit for tension lock couplings.

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signalling

Signalling

Background information about how signals are used on full size railways

INFORMATION
which board for 2 aspect signalling

Selecting the correct board for 2 aspect signal control and an explaination of how they are used.

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which board for 3 and 4 aspect signalling

How our boards are used to control 3 and 4 aspect signals and route indicators for junctions.

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IRDASC-1

2 Aspect signal control for common negative LED signals.

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IRDASC-2

2 Aspect signal control with contacts for bulb or LED signals

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IRDASC-DSS

controls Dapol Semaphore signal

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IRDASC-3

controls 2 Aspect signals, as above with extra contact to prevent train passing a red signal

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IRDASC-4

2, 3 and 4 aspect LED signal control

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IRDASC-4RI

As IRDASC-4 with addition of route indicator (feather) control.

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IRDASC-5

2, 3 and 4 aspect LED signal control plus isolation contact to prevent train passing signal at red.

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IRDASC-5RI

2, 3 and 4 aspect LED signal control plus isolation contact to prevent train passing signal at red. Plus route indicator (feather) control.

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MAS-Sequencer

Simple 2, 3 or 4 Aspect automatic signal control.

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Mas Sequencer RI

Simple 2, 3 or 4 Aspect automatic signal control. Plus route indicator (feather) control.

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Semaphore Sequencer

Provides automatic operation of Dapol Semaphore signals

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Bouncing Semaphore Controller

Provides semaphore signals with a realistic bounce

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N gauge signals

Suitable for use with all our products.

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OO gauge signals

Models of 2,3,4 aspect signals, ground signals etc Compatible with our controls.

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Train Direction Detector

Senses which direction a train is moving. Activates the RR (reverse running) terminals of signal units

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level crossings

Grade Crossing

American style level crossing controller

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faller crossing

Grade Crossing for Faller crossing.

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Level Crossing Gates

Our easily motorised gates for single and double track crossings

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Level Crossing controllers

A range of British style level crossing controllers for half barriers full barriers and gated level crossings with servo motor option

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diamond crossing protector

Used to prevent collisions between two trains on diamond crossings and operates 2 aspect signals on approach

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Fairground Motor Controller

Motor Controller for Fairground Rides. Gradual acceleration/deceleration. Ride time. Max. speed

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light Effects

Arc Welder

Arc Welder Effect. Simulates Arc welding with Blue LED

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Fire Effect

Fire Effect. A scenic effect to give the impression of a fire.

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Arc Flasher

gives effect of arcing for an electric train

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LED-Flasher

Flashes 8 LEDs for aircraft warning lights, emergency vehicle and roadwork effects

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Lighthouse Effect

Lighthouse Effect. Gives the effect of a beam of light sweeping past.

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information

Reverse loops Information

Information about how to wire Reverse loops and how to make them automatic.

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DCC Information

powering and switching our boards with DCC.

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Santas workshop

Brief description of building an N gauge circle of track with a stop and signal around a christmas tree.

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LED information 

Information about LEDs and how to wire them

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Switches Information

Information about different types of switches how and what they are used for

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points

CDU

Capacitor Discharge Unit

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IRDOT-P

Detects train and activates solenoid point motor.

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Point Indicators

Boards show settings of 4 solenoid activated points.

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Point Indicator Standard

Lights LEDs to show settings of solenoid activated points. With memory.

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Point Indicator SO

As above but with more powerful output to switch relays etc.

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Point Indicator-Relay

As Point Indicator Standard plus a set of SPDT contacts for every point.

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relays

Relay Board

With two or four double pole relays. Powered by 12 to 16 volts AC or DC.

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Latching Relay Board

With two or four double pole latching relays. Powered by 12 to 16 volts AC or DC.

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Dual Timer

Two separate adjustable timer circuits, each switches a single pole relay. Can select Random operation.

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train control

SA Boards

Summary of boards with adjustable gradual braking and acceleration facilities.

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SA1

Shuttle. Train travels forwards and backwards along a single track. Gradual acceleration and braking

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SA1.1

As SA1 plus intermediate stops.

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SA1-S

Shuttle with signal control at each end.

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SA9

Shuttle with siding at one end (for two trains).

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SA9-S

As above with control for two signals at the siding end.

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SA12

Shuttle with reverse loop at one end.

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SA12-S

Shuttle with reverse loop and control for one starter signal.

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SA2

Shuttle with siding at each end (for two trains).

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SA2-S

As above with two starter signals at one end

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SA3

Shuttle with passing loop for two trains.

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Simple Shuttle

Simple Shuttle. For slow trains where no acceleration or braking required.

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SA4

Passing loop for an oval. Opposite direction trains. gradual acceleration/braking

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SA4-S

Passing loop for an oval. Opposite direction trains. With two starter signals.

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SA5

Passing loop for an oval. Same direction trains (two trains).

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SA5-S

Passing loop for an oval. Same direction trains (two trains). Starter signals at end of each loop.

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Information

General explanation of Block Sections.

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SA5-SB

Control of block section passing loop plus slow/accelerate plus signalling

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SA6-B

Control of block section with storage sidingss plus slow/accelerate.

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SA7-SB

Control of block section plus slow/accelerate plus signalling

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SA8-SB

Station Stop block section plus slow/accelerate plus signalling

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Simple Station Stop

Simple Station Stop. For slow trains where no acceleration or braking required.

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SA8

Train gradually decelerates, stops, then gradually accelerates.

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SA8-S

Train gradually decelerates, stops then gradually accelerates. Plus signal control for colour light and Dapol semaphore signals.

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SA8-SB

Gradual deceleration, stop, gradual acceleration plus signal plus block section.

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Storage Sidings

General description of automatic operation

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SA6

Automatic storage siding operation with gradual braking and acceleration.

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SA6-B

Automatically operates storage sidings. Plus block section control.

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