What it is
The StationMaster is
a self -contained, track side module that can automatically slow-down,
pause, and then gracefully accelerate your trains up to speed. The StationMaster
can control trains up to 10 AMPS with the 10AMP version. (Train load, not power supply size. Power supply amperage can be anything. 4 AMP version shown here) The StationMaster connects between your transformer and the track using trains straight out of the box!
The StationMaster has these simple adjustments:
Programmable adjustments will give you the most realistic
operations possible for any length of track.
How to hook it up to your existing layout
Christmas tree station stops are easy. Just attach two wires from your transformer directly to the StationMaster, and two more wires from the StationMaster to the track. No isolators or engine modifications are necessary. Your train will slow-down, pause and accelerate at every location where a train sensor is placed under the track! And you really don't need a Christmas tree to run this hookup! Multiple laps can be programmed so the train runs around a few times before stopping too. For additional station stops, just add a train sensor at every location where a Decelerate/Pause/Accelerate sequence is desired.
This hookup can also be done without sensors or magnets by creating a blocked section using isolators. See the hookup manual below for information. The StationMaster can detect a train on the block and then perform the slow down, pause, and accelerate operation. Any train, any size, absolutely no modifications! How could realistic station stops be any easier?
Block control is also easy with a StationMaster. Two trains can share the same loop of track. One train will decelerate and wait for the second train to reach a track sensor. In this way, the trains will be spaced apart from each other regardless of their relative speeds. (Requires 2 sensors and 2 magnets)
The StationMaster is designed for track-side outdoor use if placed inside a Rubbermaid or similar container. This can easily be hidden inside a model building or station and looks great in the RRC Electroinics Barn!
Features and Capabilities:
With the StationMaster, you can just hook up one DECEL sensor and stop at a station, or use the programming features to do some AMAZING things: (Please read the manual for additional information)
See additional Videos at the RRC YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/RRCStationMaster