Note!
At the moment we have many orders. Please be prepared for an extra day for delivery.


 

And then it's 2018 and a whole new year!

From the view of MGP. 2017 became a very nice year with a large expansion for our electronic products.

We are very grateful for all positive feedback and that you are happy to spread the knowledge about the system to others. There are continuously new customers who refer to having the system demonstrated at the home of a friend or at the club.

Sweden and Denmark are the main home markets but the system is now spread to 12 countries!

A major focus for 2018 is streamlining production. Larger volumes require more efficient production.
One problem here is the production of the smaller signals like dwarf signals in N-scale. The LEDs in these signals are so small that it has been hard to find a long term reliable producer with good quality and price. Hopefully this will be solved in the coming months.

New products will also appear and one of those is a "light decoder". This decoder is a "sibling" to the panel decoder and the signal decoders, but is focusing on lighting effects around the railroad.
Up to 64 lights in houses, street lights and a lot of effects for emergency vehicles, welding workers etc.
The light effects can be controlled by time, random, events etc. Other electronic devices like motors and sounds can also be controlled.
Ideas and requirements are welcome!

There are many who write or call with questions and comments.
For email please use the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For phone support there is a new number, +46 10 550 2990. Please use this new number and no other number you could find.

With this I wish all of you a fine and happy 2018!
/Anders

 

Exhibition and demos

Upcoming events to look at the products and ask question:

  • 17-18 feb, Module meeting, Børkop, Danmark
  • 14 apr, Dreamtrack, Växjö
  • 28-29 apr, Model railway fair, Göteborg

News

Signal decoder for Danish signal

A signal decoder for Danish signals is available.

There will also be a version for German signals, but the development of this decoder is slow due to lack of active beta tester.
More Beta testers wanted!

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 is available 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.

Signal mounting

For the signals there is 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.


 

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

 mvh/anders