This controller is designed for all O27 switches that have either from the factory or have been modified to operate with accessory power. These controllers also are equipped with the Rob Nelson cd control. This means that when a train goes thru the switch the solenoids will not buzz, even when a train is parked on the switch, which by the way is not a good idea.
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. 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 and red push buttons are 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.
If you are concerned send me an email as to what switches you have and we will supply you with wiring diagrams, if are different to the normal instructions we provide. 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.
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 what ever 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 that will also be available on our web site soon.