your road engine and a local switcher working together to sort cars
and make up a train at a busy industrial lead or small yard on your
layout. Even more realistically, locomotives can be joined into consists
or as helper engines, then cut out of the consist or train once the
grade is topped, without having to touch them.
be turned on or off, horns blown, bells rung, switches thrown and
other functions, all controlled from a single hand-held throttle.
Railroad signaling, once seen only on the most advanced layouts,
can now be easily implemented by any modeler. Plus computer interfacing
is made much simpler. And all of this can be accomplished with off-the
shelf components, no kits to put together and you dont have
to recruit an electrical engineer for your operating crew just to
get it all working.
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