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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:
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.
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The 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.
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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.
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