DCC Train Shuttle
The Train Shuttle will automatically run a train back and forth for demos, a Christmas trolley display or a method of breaking in locomotive.
The train shuttle is a DCC command station/throttle with built-in detectors that can automatically reverse direction and simulate a station stop. It works with any locomotive with the address range 1-99. No need to program the locomotive – just take it out of the box and put it on the track.
Train Shuttle, includes 12 volt power supply and laser-cut acrylic front bezel. Everything you need to run a train except some track and a bit of wire.
End detection – the Train Shuttle has built in current detectors that use a gap in the rail to isolate a detection section. One rail, the common rail is ungapped. The other rail uses gaps (either cut a gap or use an insulated rail joiner) to make isolated detection sections at both ends. When the train reaches the end it crosses the gap and the Train Shuttle sends it a DCC command to stop and then to reverse direction. Knobs on the front panel adjust the stop time from 0 to 60 seconds.
Station Stop – The Train Shuttle can also simulate a station stop by putting gaps in the middle. When the train crosses in to this section, the Train Shuttle sends the DCC commands to stop, waits for the delay time set by a knob, and then proceeds on in the same direction as before.
Accessory Commands – the Train Shuttle sends DCC accessory commands (also called stationary decoder commands or switch commands) when the ends are reached. This allows you to throw turnouts so you can have a more complicated pattern. For instance with a single turnout you can make a fork arrangement and have the train alternate which fork into which it goes.