Precision control, where it's needed.
control for crossing gates, barriers and heaps of other stuff"
speed in up to 4 different places or on multiple tracks
Controls crossings or points
Everything you need (except
gates/barriers) is included
Full instructions included
ambient light to detect the train*
Bright LED display
Powered by the aux 12V from your power pack or by an
optional wall transformer
Sensors can be mounted up to 30’ from display unit
is the first fully automated complete crossing kit that works
with barriers or crossing gates.
Railway modelling these days is all about prototypical
operation, and ambience. There is the loco sound kind of
ambience, the background sound kind of ambience, and visual
ambience - Scenery, and motion, the thing that
separates model railways from most forms of art. Adding more
movement adds even more interest. and another item that can add
to layout movement is a pair of crossing gates that actually
Crossing Gate Operation
Even with DCC how is a modeller expected to
connect block detectors and interlocks to duplicate the
prototypes operation (remember goal one?) well we now have an
answer the TrainSpeed ServoMaster that can solve all of the
logic and control problems for a crossing gate or even a
semaphore. The motion is done with servos that can also be used
to operate points.
The ServoMaster comes with a printed circuit
board, two servo motors, and programing jumpers. Two cables are
provided. One to connect the LEDs in the crossing signal and one
for photo track detectors. The unit will run on 9 to 12 volts AC
or DC. There is a manual with step-by-step instructions on using
the ServoMaster for grade crossings, turnouts and semaphores.
The servos are small units made by Futaba, a
name that is well known to model airplane enthusiasts for
reliability. These two servos are connected to the printed
circuit board with an 300mm long cable.
There are four operating modes:
The first is the crossing gate using the
The second is the crossing gates using
other types of detectors.
The third is use for point control
The fourth mode is for a semaphore.