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Model railroading electronics that stand the test of time. I've produced some of these designs since 1990 and continue to receive praise from my customers, both new and old. These are all original designs and are completely manufactured right here, not in Asia. Never have been, never will be! I'm not going away anytime soon and will continue to support both my products and customers with the extraordinary service and high quality products that they have come to expect from me over the many years I have been producing these items.


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You won't find any PayPal buttons, carts, instant online purchase options or the like on this site. If you would like to purchase an item I want to be sure it's suited for you so that you'll be satisfied with your items. I do not encourage impulse buys but rather informed and deliberate actions. Drop me a line to let me know what you'd like and I'll let you know what to do next. This ensures your privacy and, most of all, keeps my valued customers safe from data breaches and phishing scams.

My mailing list is also very secure. I keep email lists on a separate computer that has no access to the internet. Therefore, no matter how hard they might try, nobody is going to break into my mailing list. Again, this ensures that your information is not inadvertently available to anyone, especially the scam weasels.


I'm shuffling my web presence.....

It's 2020 and Google, in all their infinite wisdom, has decided that I need to have a web address that's secure. Yeah, I don't get it either, but they'll deny a segment of my audience the opportunity to access this site if it doesn't start with https: as opposed to the current http:. Apparently the bad guys can hack this site and steal everybody's identities, their bank accounts, their houses, their pets, and their wives. Now we all know this is a load of crap designed to invoke uncertainty and to exercise control over the internet by the use of fear. Sales of SSL certificates have gone through the roof since they started this nonsense. Let me assure you there is NOTHING on this web site that will compromise your security as I do not conduct financial transactions on this site. If you want something that I'm offering you have to send an email and we'll take it from there.... securely and safely!

At any rate, I'm going to mirror this site on my Classix Audio site. I'll still leave this site up but I'm going to slowly start shifting pages over. So if you notice your address bar flipping from one URL to another and back and forth it's all part of the game. 

My audio products have been re-located to my new vacuum tube audio products secure web site at https://www.classixaudio.com 

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MODEL RAILROAD PRODUCTS

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MODEL 852B SELF CONTAINED 1.5 AMP PWM HANDHELD WALKAROUND THROTTLE 

 My most popular handheld. Available for Z, N and HO scales. DIY schematics shown for the scratch builder. Only the very best little handheld throttle available on the planet! Incredible low speed performance. Thousands sold since 1990!

852B USER

852B KIT

MODEL 821 MEMORY WALKAROUND 3 AMP PWM THROTTLE 

 Full memory walkaround capability. Now the main board alone is available if you want to save some money by building your own handheld controller or if you want to panel mount. Excellent throttle for club layouts and multiple lash-ups! Adjustable top speed for all scales from Z to S.

 

click here to download instructions in PDF format

 

MODEL 751D and 751K TWIN COIL AND SINGLE COIL ELECTRONIC TURNOUT SWITCHES FOR ATLAS, PECO, KATO, ROHUKAN, ETC 

I've lost count. I've sold thousands. Nobody else produces a product like this, and you just can't find the parts for less than I can provide you with a finished unit! 

DIY kit 5 packs and 10 packs available too.

751D

751K

 

MODEL BD3B MICROCONTROLLER BASED BLOCK DETECTOR CIRCUIT 

 Amazing performance and features. Possibly the most versatile and economical circuit of its kind. The definitive choice for large club layouts! Simple installation and no setup required!

click here to download instructions in PDF format

 

 

LIGHTING & ANIMATION EFFECTS

"CITY SCENES" - 2 VERSIONS WITH 2 PROGRAMS EACH - Realistic flame simulator for campfires, burning buildings, etc.  Amazing welding simulator. Level crossing flasher. Emergency vehicle flasher. Strobe and incandescent flash simulator for water towers, buildings, and antenna towers. Adjustable flash rate. LEDs included. Requires 8V to 12V DC power.

25 pack LEDs now available in 3mm - multiple colors - check it out!

 

click here to download instructions in PDF format

 

MODEL APB2 ABSOLUTE PERMISSIVE BLOCK SIGNAL SYSTEM

The easiest way to get a prototypical 3 aspect signaling system on your layout. Easy to connect, easy to configure. Use common cathode LEDs, common anode LEDs or incandescent lamp signals. Requires 12VDC power. Will not work properly with DCC equipped layouts (I'm working on it!)

 

click here to download instructions in PDF format

 

 

MODEL UTB1 - POWER TRANSFORMER CIRCUIT BOARD

Finally, a flexible solution for your raw AC power needs. The UTB1 "UNIVERSAL TRANSFORMER BOARD" allows you to select 2 transformers 12VA and/or 24VA and build to suit YOUR needs. Now you can provide up to 4 isolated AC power feeds to throttles, AC to DC power supply circuits, etc. The information will be posted very soon! This is a very exciting development and holds great potential for the avid modeler.

 

click here to download instructions in PDF format

 

 

600 SERIES ELECTRONIC BLOCK/THROTTLE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM!

A practical solution for assigning 4 throttles to 4 blocks of track in DC systems. Saves a TON of wiring and prevents accidental shorts. Check this system out. System can be expanded to an unlimited number of blocks in multiples of 4 with very little effort. Assembled and tested.

 

 

 


 

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