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HO Scale RailCrew Switch Machine & Uncoupler

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Most of your questions will be answered by watching our handy-dandy "How to" video!

The RailCrew Switch Machine with Rotating Target is the only hidden switch machine guaranteed to turn heads after you install it on your layout. As well as the machine itself, it comes with three different WORKING injection plastic moulded switch stands and ten different photo-etched metal targets based on most major North American railroad designs. The target (and optional, non-working lantern - two styles!) actually rotates just like the real thing. Yes, you read that correctly. The unit also comes complete with SPDT auxiliary contacts to power frogs and signals. This innovative new product features:

  • Compact 1 1/8"(28.5mm) diameter x 1" (25mm) height
  • Easy to install on existing layouts
  • Museum-quality switch stands with rotating targets
  • Racor 17B (tall), 31B (tall) and 20C (low) switch stands ALL included!
  • Momentary 12V DC power - power numerous machines off of one power supply.
  • Strong enough to throw and hold the points but it won't break them
  • SPDT auxiliary contacts to power frogs and signals
  • Low-profile, compact design - it's really tiny!
  • Work with all layout types, including multi-deck and portable layouts
  • Available in singles, 6-packs or 12-packs
  • Switch stands and targets also available separately

The switch machine works by moving the throwbar to your points, just like the real thing. And the target rotates, just like the real thing. This is ideal for shoulder- and eye-height layouts where you can't necessarily see which way the points are set. It also looks AMAZING on any layout! The mechanism is barely the thickness of your subroadbed, which is a massive step up from the bulky machines on the market today. This makes our switch machine ideal for multi-deck layouts, even with the tightest vertical clearances. We know we'll never unseat the Tortoise as the biggest-selling switch machine, but WE WANT TO BE NUMBER TWO! You can easily add an accessory decoder to our Switch Machine, and you can order the switch stands separately.

Railcrew HO Switch Stands

Railcrew HO UncouplerThe RailCrew ON-OFF Remote Uncoupler sits under the roadbed to reliably uncouple locomotives, passenger or freight cars, no matter what brand of standard magnetic knuckle couplers you use. At just 1 3/4" wide (44mm) and 7/8" deep (22mm) it's not much larger than a permanent magnet and can be easily controlled by DCC accessory decoders. It also features an LED between the rails that marks the uncoupling zone which only operates when in the "ON" position. This is handy to have as the uncoupler is totally hidden from view.

When the uncoupler is "off" it has no effect on the couplers on your equipmemt. That means you won't have any unwanted uncoupling. This is really handy in large yards and on the mainline, especially near runaround tracks or industrial spurs.

This revolutionary new product features:

  • Compact 1 3/4"(44mm) diameter x 7/8"" (22mm) height
  • Easy to install on existing layouts
  • Momentary 12V DC power means you can power numerous machines off of one power supply.
  • Only uncouples cars when you want it to
  • Works with all major brands of magnetic couplers
  • Low-profile, compact design for all layout types (including multi-deck and portable layouts)
  • Ideal for uncoupling both freight and passenger cars
  • LED between and below the rails marks uncoupling zone when in "ON" position
  • Available in singles, 6-packs or 12-packs

The RailCrew ON-OFF Remote Uncoupler is available a single unit or in a six-pack. Installation onto an existing layout is easy: drill a 1/8" hole between the ties at the track centre line. Insert the steel centering pin (included) into your hole saw and cut a larger hole from beneath the subroadbed using the 1/8" hole as a guide. Push the uncoupler in from below and connect the power. That's it. If you are doing a new layout build you can do the entire installation from above.

Download the instructions here: Railcrew On-Off Uncoupler (updated March 2018)

The RailCrew Switch Stand Kit comprises the injection plastic moulded switch stands and ten different plastic or photo-etched metal targets from the Switch Machine With Operating Switch Stand set. The targets (and optional, non-working lantern) are based on most major North American railroad designs and they can be made to rotate just like the real thing. Yes, you read that correctly. The kit builds a stationary, non-operating switch stand for your model railroad.

This innovative new product features:

  • Easy to install on existing layouts
  • Museum-quality switch stands with rotating targets
  • Racor 17B (tall), 31B (tall) and 20C (low) switch stands ALL included!

Railcrew HO Switch Stands

 

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Rapido Trains Inc. is a high-end manufacturer of model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales. Our aim is to recreate the entire rail travel experience, from fully-detailed interiors and underframe equipment on our trains to fully-wired telephone poles for your model railroad.