Board has 8 positions for driving servos between two positions and 8 inputs for fascia controllers (see below) or toggle switches. Octopus III uses the remote board (below) to align the servos and has automated endpoint adjustment as well as full manual control. Ideal for use with miniature servos and the servo mounting kit (available here). Power with 5-24V DC (do not use AC). Octopus III has a built-in switching power supply for high efficiency and greater range. Board is 2.5" x 1.9" in size.
|TVDRAOCTIII||Remote Aligner for Octopus III
Used with the Octopus III for alignment of servos (cannot be used with the Octopus II). Just one of these needed for all of your Octopus IIIs. Comes with a 7' cable which allows you to stand next to your turnout while aligning the servo - no more acrobatics and hanging upside down below the layout! The cable is a 6-pin straight data cable (not a phone type cable). Board is 2.7" x 1.7" in size.
|TVDDCCOCTIII||Octocoder- StationaryDCC Decoder for Octopus III
You can control your Octopus II or III with the Octocoder, a simple stationary DCC decoder. The board provides connections os you can also connect fascia controllers and LEDs for local control. (Will not work with toggle switches however.) No CVs to program - just put on the address junper and issue a turnout command from your throttle to set the address block. Uses 8 consecutive DCC addresses.
|TVDFASCONTKIT||Fascia Controller Kit
Contains PC boards and parts needed to build 4 fascia controllers. The resistors are pre-mounted. An advantage of building from the kit is that you can substitute your own color LEDS (single color only - bicolors will not work in this version). Requires 4 3-wire servo extension cords to hook up to the Octopus II main board. Two kits are needed to fully control 8 servos.
|TVDFASCONT||Fascia Controller for use with Quad/Octopus II/Octopus III
This fully assembled and ready to use controller mounts on the fascia or control panel. Use for manual throwing of your switches and also provides feedback on servo position when used with DCC/signals. Has 2 yellow LEDs. Mounts using a #4 self-tapping screw (included). Comes with a 12" cord attached. 3-wire servo extensions can be used to extend the reach. By using a "Y" cable, two controllers can be added to one port to provide two control points for one turnout. Controller is 0.6 x 0.8 " in size.
|TVDFASCONTBIC||Bicolor Fascia Controller for SwitchWright/Quad/QuadLN/Octopus II/Octopus III
This controller is identical to the above controller except that it has two Red/Green Bicolor LEDs instead of the 2 yellow LEDs. Each LED alternates between red and green so both LEDs are lit whereas in the regular yellow LED controller one LED is on at a time. The LED colors in photo are a bit washed out due to the limits of photography. Other than the LEDS it is identical to the single-color Fascia Controller.
|TVDFASCONTBICKIT||Bi-Color LED Fascia Controller Kit
Contains PC boards and parts needed to build 4 fascia controllers with bi-color LEDs (3-lead type). The resistors and transistors are pre-mounted and the board tested. An advantage of building from the kit is that you can mount the components on a control panel anywhere you wish and then wire them back to the PC board. Requires four 3-wire servo extension cords to hook up to the Quad/Octopus main board.
|TVDRDPDTRELAY||Remote DPDT Relay with Y Cable for Controller Socket
A DPDT relay for using on a Y cable in conjunction with a fascia controller. (Will also work without the fascia controller.) Has a 6-pin connector block to simplify wiring. High-sensitivity coil requires 30 mA. The contacts are rated 1 Amp at 24VDC. [Can also be used without the Octopus - red wire, 5V, black wire, ground, white wire, signal (0V = OFF, greater than 1.4V is ON).] Comes with a 12" Y cable - extra length can be added with servo extensions.
|TVDFROGJ1||DCC Mono Frog Juicer (polarity reverser for frogs)
For all DCC systems including NCE PowerCab. This board is an automatic polarity reverser for a single frog. Setup is simple, connect two wires to the DCC bus and one wire to a frog. The frog should be fully isolated. When a train crosses the turnout and the frog is the wrong polarity, the frog juicer will reverse the polarity so quickly that the train and the rest of the DCC system will never notice. Should not be used with boosters over 5 Amps. See the Dual Frog Juicer for 10 Amp boosters.
|TVDFROGJ2||DCC Dual Frog Juicer/Auto-Reverser/Circuit Breaker
For all DCC systems including NCE PowerCab. This board can be configured to use as an automatic polarity reverser for two frogs, a reversing loop, a turntable, a wye, or a crossing. It can also be used as a circuit breaker to control a power district (with the bonus it will reverse polarity if needed). It uses the same basic design as the hex frog juicer but has 33 Amp transistors so it can be used with multi-unit lashups and 10 Amp boosters. Setup is simple, connect the input to the DCC track bus, and connect the output wires either to two frogs or two rails. A jumper controls whether the two outputs act as a pair (i.e. an auto-reverser) or independently (i.e. a pair of frog juicers). Another pair of jumpers controls the current set point for switching, either 2 Amps or 4 Amps. When used for frogs or crossings generally 2 Amps work best and for an auto-reversing application, 4 Amps generally works best.
|TVDFROGJ6||DCC Hex Frog Juicer (for 6 points)
For DCC systems 2 Amps to 8 Amps including NCE PowerCab. This board can be configured to use as an automatic polarity reverser for six frogs, or a reverser for one to three reversing loops, turntables, wyes, or crossings. Setup is simple, connect the input to the DCC track bus, and connect the output wires either to six frogs or rails. Two jumper controls whether the two, four or six outputs act as pairs (i.e. an auto-reverser) or independently (i.e. a pair of frog juicer). Should not be used with boosters over 10 Amps. See the Dual Frog Juicer for 10 Amp boosters.
|TVDDCCBOOST||5 Amp Trip / 3 A Continuous Duty DCC Booster Board
DCC Booster board without the power supply. These boards can be used to make locomotive Power Districts or an Accessory District with a shared power supply. A jumper is used to set either Accessory Mode or Power District Mode. Each board can supply up to 3 Amps continuous duty and 5 Amp peak with a suitable power supply. These boards work very nicely with the Hex Frog Juicer.Max power input voltage: 40VPower Connector: 5.5 mm (outer)/ 2.1 mm (inner) barrel plug, center positiveDCC input: optically isolated, 5-24 VoltsDCC Connectors: Screw blocksMax output: 5 Amps for short periods, 3 Amps continuousShort Trip Point: 5.6 AmpsShort Trip Off Time: 1 microsecondShort Trip Recovery Time: 200 microsecondsNo Auto-reverseBoard Size: 3" x 2.5" (76mm x 64 mm)
|TVDD3WAYII||Dual 3-way II
The dual 3-way can be used to control 2 servos with 3 positions each. Typical uses are semaphores and 3-way stub switches. Comes with 2 I/O connectors that are used to connect to your signal system and/or indicator LEDs (or just use DCC).
|TVDFCMOUNT||Mount for Fascia Controller
Made of precision 1/8" thick laser-cut acrylic, these mounts can be used to neatly mount your fascia controllers. Simply use a 1-3/8" hole saw to place on your fascia. The four included screws hold it securely in place and the recess keeps the button safely out of the way of bellies. The dark plastic makes the LEDs stand out. Comes as a kit that includes the 2 pieces and 4 screws. The pieces can be easily glued together with solvent designed for acrylics as MEK and other styrene glues will NOT work. Just put the pieces together and flow a small amount of solvent on with a brush. Can be spray-painted a different color or used as is. Size 1.5" x 1.5" x 1/4" deep (without parts mounted).
|TVDDPDTRB||Remote DPDT Relay Relay Board
This remote relay plugs in to the breakout daughter board (below) and gives you two circuits for powering frogs, signals and so forth. Board has a 12V, 1A hi-sensitivity relay that draws just 13 mA, relay drive circuitry, and a terminal block for easy wiring. Can also be used without the Quad - red wire, 12V, black wire, ground, white wire, signal (0V = OFF, greater than 1.4V is ON). Comes with a 12" extension cord - extra length can be added with servo extensions.
|TVDLEDECODER||DCC Decoder for LEDs - 3 Output Lighting Decoder
This handy little decoder can be used to drive LEDs in a variety of lighting applications. It can be used to drive 3-LED signal heads. it is set up for JMRI (type Double Output). Can also be used to light a building or a car. with the flicker function it can imitate a flickering light bulb, a welding arc or a campfire. Although the outputs are marked R Y G for ease of wiring to a signal head, any color LED can be used. In addition there is a mode for driving a 2-lead bi-color LED.The decoder uses 2 consecutive DCC addresses - one controls the R output and the other controls the G output. If both are on then the Y output is lit.