There has been great interest in the components for controlling the railway and lots of questions both via email and on exhibitions and fairs - hugely enjoyable and positive feedback!

 

More users mean more contacts and brings new ideas and inspiration!
A lot of the new features and new products are the result of requests from the customers.

The system is in operation on both analogue and digitally controlled layouts, and on both modular and home railways, as well as large club layouts!

Please continue to submit your questions and ideas!
And if you wonder how the system could be put to use on your particular layout, then send us a sketch of the railway!

Coming new stuff during winter and spring

Occupancy detection for 3R

Nice to see that many working with Märklin/3R have noticed the MGP control system. With this comes the wish for suitable occupancy detection.
The shop now includes 3R occupancy detection (sensing 5 tracks) aimed to be used with the servo decoder.
On the way is also a card for for 8 tracks that can be used with the signal decoder (which can handle 2 such cards and the 16 tracks).

These cards work with the usual 3R method of cutting one rail and using it as a detector rail.

Signals in both H0 and N

Prototyp till kommande signaler, N och H0A whole series of Swedish and Danish signals are under development, from the smallest dwarf signal to large five light main signal, and of course the signals around the railway crossing.
The signals will both H0 and N scale!

The picture shows prototypes for the Swedish 3 light main signal in N and H0.
These signals are very neat and nice.
They are very easy to operate - driver etc. is built in so they are ready to be connected to the signal decoder.

We've had some problems with the circuit board deliveries in December, and it also affects the signals. The hope is to start delivering in late February.

Signal mounting

For the signals there will also be a mounting, a "signal pit". It's  removable and makes it easy to mount the signals on the layout. In the mounting there is space for drivers electronics (LED3), so it can also be used for other signal then the MGP signals.

Control of traditional switches

Many people have asked for a decoder to control traditional switch motors.
Now a MGP decoder for this, is available. It has about the same features as the servo decoder and can be used with traditional switch motors of "sollenoid-type" as well as "motor-type".

Sound at railway crossing

The sound module sold out almost immediately, but now we have more of them in stock!

Servos and the servo decoder are ideal for building a railway crossings with barriers. The Servo Decoder can handle the automation so that the barriers will close when the train approaches, etc.
The lights around the railway crossing are handled by the signal decoder. The Signal Decoder
gets information from the Servo decoder to set the correct signals aspects at the right time.
Sound on the railway crossing can also be nice! The X-outputs of the
Servo Decoder can control and synchronize the audio.

Electricity distribution card

Specially from the module people there has been question around a way to easily provide power to the whole module from one power source.
The card is supplied with 12 volts and can provide the system with the necessary electricity.
Multiple cards can be connected together so that for example, a module divided into several sections, can be supplied by a single power source.
The various cards can be connected via the regular LocoNet cable or via separate cable.
Voltage conversion is effective to avoid unnecessary power losses.

Signal decoder in new variations - Danish and German
Current signal decoder supports Swedish signals. Two new versions are on the way - a Danish and a German variant.
Beta testers of these new variants wanted!

 

Pictures from N-scale builders

It's very interesting to see the result of our kits. Pleas send pictures and we like to publish them on the site!

A selection of photos of the YD can be found on the  product page for Yd!

New photos of the Da model, look at the Da product page
Da och Gbls byggd av Kenneth A

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