This controller has Large Red and Green LED’s which will indicate the position of the switch. Each controller will control 2 separate switches.
There are 2 toggle switches (one for each switch) to indicate where you want to have the switch change plus the large “action switch” to push which will change the switch directions. You can change one switch or both at the same time if you wish. We make this switch in several configurations to accommodate virtually any remote control switch. Please advise what switch you wish to use, and we will set up your controller for that specific application. If you have Lionel O22 switches we will also provide the advanced power plugs (shown in px) at no additional charge.
The controllers come with 3 cables. The long cables go to the switches and provide not only switching but constant accessory power for your switches as well as a center rail power tap. Wiring for these 2 functions go to a plug that mounts into the side of your switches where the old “bootstrap” plugs would go. The short cable goes to the transformer. Upgraded instructions are included with your switches. If you have the Lionel O22 style switches you will also get our improved power plugs that will supply accessory power to run the switches and a power tap for the center rail.
Since we offered these new controllers they have been very popular, and are frankly a lot more fun than the factory stock ones. The kids (and yeah the big kids too) really like the huge LED’s and the way the switches work. Full wiring directions are included.
As with all our products they come with a 2 year warrany
If you are concerned regarding installing these on a different brand or model switch, To be on the safe side, please add a note to your purchase as to what switches you have and we will make sure they will work properly with your switches. Or feel free to email me with the make and model of your switches, and we will be more than happy to build a proper switch controller just for you if necessary. Feel free to email or call if you wish.
Green button spur controller
Originally, we made a simple 2 switch control with led’s, which we also sell. Then somebody mentioned they needed something to handle spurs where he wanted to store extra trains and or engines. Hmmmmmm. So wala here you have it. This will take a little explaining so please be patient. This switch has the capability of doing the typical switching like two of the Lionel lever flip controls. It will work with virtually any remote-controlled switch, including K line, Atlas, Marx, etc. The green push buttons is momentary, which means they work like a doorbell switch. The yellow and blue toggle on and off, push once and they stay on, push again and they turn off, kinda like a light switch. Many of our customers have O22 style switches with a plug that goes into the side of the switch. We have included in this package 2 of our advanced bootstraps as part of the kit.
If you are concerned send me an email as to what switches you have and we will supply you with wiring diagrams. All the switch controls light up with rear mounted LED’s to indicate the direction the switch is facing. (Red Curve, Green straight). Understand that the feature of lighting the remote red or green lites is a function of the switch, not the controller. In some cases while these controls will change the directions of any switch, if the switch is not equipped with the circuit to support remote lighting, both the red and green lights will stay on. Not going to hurt anything, just the way they work.
FYI we are working very hard on a kit to convert switches to indicate correctly switch position on the remote controls. Not a simple process, will require a separate electrical switch to do just that job. Mounting that switch in the switches is quite the challenge, but if it were easy everybody would be doing it.
In addition to controlling your switches, there are 2 additional switches which can are used used to supply power to your “spur” track that is connected to your switch. How this works is you pull or back your train onto a siding that is connected to a switch.(spur). The siding must have an insulator in the center rail. The power to the center rail is controlled by either the yellow or blue switch which are toggle switches ( push it once and it stays on, push it again and it shuts off),and the led behind the yellow or blue switch lights up when activated. to power up the spur track you push either the blue or yellow depending on where you wired it. Once the train is parked cut the power to the spur by pushing the button again. Pretty cool huh? Of course the blue and yellow switches can be used to control whatever you would like. Like all our controls, they come with 2 lengths 8′ of cable (one for each switch) to the switch, and or whatever you want to use the extra power switches. There is also a 3′ cable which needs to be wired to the transformer.If you have Lionel O22 style switches, let us know and we will send you our new switch power plugs at no additional charge (bootstraps). Complete wiring instructions are included