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Men Working signIntroducing the MotorMan. The next of a new series of Serial I/O boards.


Join us in Cleveland for the NMRA convention. (July 13 to July 19)

No RR-CirKits shipments from July 10 through July 30th.

NewMotorMan
  • MotorMan image
  • Support for 8 Output line driver pairs in any combination of:
    • 8 'H' Bridge drivers. (e.g. Tortoise)
    • 8 Dual Coil drivers. (e.g. Peco)
    • 8 Single Coil (Bi-Polar) drivers. (e.g. Kato)
    • 4 Stepper Motor drivers. (stepper functions not yet complete in firmware 1.0)
  • Support for 8 Input/Output lines in any combination of:
    • Up to 8 Input Lines.
    • Up to 8 Output Lines.
  • Internal Logic Blocks with up to 32 conditional statements.
  • Communicates over the Simple Serial Bus which is a 3 wire LocoNet® compatible serial interface.
  • Alternatively will connect directly to a DCC bus. Input lines and internal logic not externally available in DCC mode.
  • CV controlled programming via Software. (e.g. JMRI DecoderPro 3.8 or later.) Both reading and writing of CV values is supported in OPs mode over the LocoNet® compatible Simple Serial Bus connection. OPs mode 'Write Only' mode over DCC.
  • Automatically saves input/output states during power down.
  • Boot Loader allows firmware upgrades over the LocoNet® compatible Simple Serial Bus connection.
  • Logic power is supplied by either the Simple Serial Bus or the DCC connection.
  • External power input for output lines allows matching the load requirements.
WatchMan
  • WatchMan image
  • Includes 8 detector amplifiers for DCC current Detection. Coils not included.
    • Detection levels adjustable from 1⁄2 ma to 20 ma DCC. (20K ohm or less)
    • Train current maximum of 10A or more.
  • Software (JMRI DecoderPro) settable sensitivity. Includes AutoSet option. (upgrade decoder files)
  • Internal Logic Blocks with up to 32 conditional statements.
  • Support for 8 auxiliary Input/Output lines.
    • Auxiliary port includes drive for any combination of:
    • Up to 8 Input Lines or 8 Output Lines.
  • Communicates over the Simple Serial Bus which is a 3 wire LocoNet® compatible serial interface.
  • CV controlled programming via Software. (e.g. JMRI DecoderPro 3.7.3 or later.) Both reading and writing of CV values is supported in OPs mode over the LocoNet® compatible Simple Serial Bus connection. (upgrade decoder files)
  • I/O Lines may be configured as Tower Controller compatible ports or as individual lines.
  • Automatically saves input/output states during power down.
  • Boot Loader allows firmware upgrades over the LocoNet® compatible Simple Serial Bus connection.
  • Power is supplied by the Simple Serial Bus.
TowerMan
  • TowerMan image
  • Support for 16 Input/Output lines.
  • Includes drive for any combination of:
    • Up to 16 Input Lines.
    • Up to 16 Output Lines.
  • Internal Logic Blocks with up to 32 conditional statements.
  • Communicates over the Simple Serial Bus which is a 3 wire LocoNet® compatible serial interface.
  • Alternatively will connect directly to a DCC bus. Input lines and internal logic not externally available in DCC mode.
  • CV controlled programming via Software. (e.g. JMRI DecoderPro 3.6 or later.) Both reading and writing of CV values is supported in OPs mode over the LocoNet® compatible Simple Serial Bus connection. OPs mode 'Write Only' mode over DCC.
  • Lines may be configured as TC-64 compatible ports or as individual lines.
  • Automatically saves input/output states during power down.
  • Boot Loader allows firmware upgrades over the LocoNet® compatible Simple Serial Bus connection.
  • Power is supplied by either the Simple Serial Bus or the DCC connection.
  • Efficient switcher regulated 5VDC available on port connectors to power I/O modules from the SSB connection.

SignalMan
  • Two versions SignalMan-P image (pin connectors) SignalMan-C image (Compression Connectors).
  • Direct drive for up to 16 LEDs and 32 aspects.
    Includes drive for any combination of:
    • Up to 16 Common Anode or Common Cathode LEDs
    • Up to 8 dual color LEDs, bi-polar or three wire.
    • Up to 8 stall motors.
  • Internal Logic Blocks with up to 32 conditional statements.
  • Special effects such as lamp fade, flashing lamps, searchlight red flicker, intermediate colors between aspects.
  • Communicates over the bi-directional Simple Serial Bus. (a 3 wire LocoNet® compatible serial interface)
  • Alternatively will connect directly to a DCC bus. (no internal logic available in DCC mode)
  • CV controlled programming via Software. (e.g. JMRI DecoderPro 3.6 or later.)
    • Both reading and writing of CV values in OPs mode over the LocoNet® compatible Simple Serial Bus connection.
    • 'Write Only' in OPs mode over DCC.
    • CV settings for lamp brightness.
  • Controled with turnout (output) commands or NMRA DCC Signal Mast Accessory commands.
  • Multiple signal masts may be configured with up to 4 lighted lamps per each active aspect. 32 total aspects available.
  • Automatically saves signal aspects during power down, and restores at power up.
  • Boot Loader allows future firmware upgrades over the LocoNet® compatible Simple Serial Bus connection.
  • Power is supplied by either the Simple Serial Bus or the DCC connection.
  • 10VDC or greater drive available for LEDs and Stall Motor machines. Allows driving multiple LEDs in series and Stall Motors at reasonable speeds.

NMRA Clinics on using Control Panel Editor and Warrants

LNCP (LocoNet Control Point)Image of LNCP This single board includes all the necessary electronics to control a complete passing siding.
Includes:
    • 6 Block Detectors. (CT coils extra as required)
    • Drive for up to 32 signal LEDs. (signal heads extra)
    • 8 inputs for optional local contacts or turnout position feedback.
    • 8 outputs / low power drivers for 4 stall motors. (switch machines not included)
    • Internal Logic Blocks with up to 64 conditional statements.
    • 14' LocoNet compatible cable and 4 IDC connectors included.
Wiring it all together LNCP

LocoBuffer-USB Optical Isolation: Your best investment — Keep your system up and running through ground loops, spikes, and surges.
LocoBuffer-USB Windows 7 FAQ.

LocoBuffer-USB drivers
Supports trouble free Windows 8 installation and automatic installation for earlier Windows operating systems.

BOD-1 (Block Occupancy Detector, 1 channel) BOD-1The BOD-1 DC/DCC occupancy detector is a modern re-spin of our original BOD-h detector from 15 years ago. This new version still works with both analog DC and DCC layouts.


 
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