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By Craig S. O'Connell
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PRICES BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THE AUTHOR OF THIS PAGE TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE QUALITY OR AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS OR THE PRICES INDICATED.
NEW WEBSITE! Signalogic Systems This company does most of its work in HO but it is now moving into other scales and hopes to have their first S scale order finished soon. They have moved away from building models and are focused on providing the best control systems instead.
3706 130A Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5A 5A4 CANADA
NJ International ....
Signal Announcement ... 3 New S Scale SA Type Target
Signals ... Signals Are All Brass, Exact Scale, With Bi-Color LEDs
No. 4345 Single Target $22.99
No. 4351 Double Target $25.99
No. 4355 Ground Target $25.99
With fully detailed opening cabinet door
Upper Quadrant 3 Position Semaphore in S Scale (April 2007)
N.J. International is releasing two expansion items
for their #8000 Servo Master activation system. (January, 2007)
#8001 Expander Kit $59.99 #8002 Optical Sensor Kit $24.99
These Expander Kits will convert the basic #8000 Servo Master system to a
Bi-Directional System for up to 4 tracks .
For Bi-Directional Operation
1 Track Basic #8000 Servo Master
2 Track #8000 Servo Master + #8001 Expander Kit
3 Track #8000 Servo Master + Two #8001 Expander Kits
4 Track #8000 Servo Master +Two #8001 Expander Kits + #8002 Sensor Kit
SERVO MASTER Activation System For Crossing Gates & Semaphores in all Scales - Item #8000 $119.99 (as of 3/21/06)
Each system is capable of operating 2 Crossing Gates with flashing lites or 2 Semaphores
For Crossing Gates the system will operate as a-Bi-directional system for single track installations
Uni-directional system for dual track installations
S Scale Switch Stands. Exact scale, all brass, lighted, operating...5 styles @$13.99 each (price as of April, 2004)
S gauge crossbucks, finely detailed, all
brass and lighted with LEDs in both directions. #4095, $39.95 per pair
(price as of April, 2004). Through a special arrangement with
Dallee Electronics NJ International is offering these Crossbucks pre-packaged
with their Grade Crossing Electronics in three different configurations.
With the basicFlasher (#367- $55.99), withFlasher-DT(#549 -$74.99) which includes detection or with the Grade Crossing Controllerw/bell sounds (#587 - $135.99) Some prices effective October 1, 2003.
Try the volt and amperage meters for American Flyer trains: prices as of October, 1999.
Also manufactures other S scale products and switch machines, street lamps, signals, electrical accessories, wire, panel meters, etc... mostly HO supplies but many are applicable for S or all gauges of model railroading.
If You Would Like A Complete Listing Of Their Products Send A SASE #10 Business Sized Envelope To:
Z-Stuff for Trains NEW for S Scale - Smart Signals.
We are happy to announce that our popular trackside smartSignals will soon be available for S-Gauge. We are reducing the height of our DZ-1040 upper and lower quadrant semaphores, our DZ-1050 3-color and our DZ-1060 7-light Pennsy style signals. They are unique in that each signal has a sensor built-in to its base. All one needs to do is place the signal next to the track and apply power. They operate from 12-18V AC or DC. The flags are slow motion and the lights gradually change from one state to another. After the train passes, the signal returns to YELLOW or caution after 4 seconds and to GREEN in another 3 seconds. Prices are $62.95 for the DZ-1040, $47.95 for the DZ-1050 and $49.99 for the DZ-1060. Product will be available from GarGraves Tackage or Ross Custom.
Dennis R. Zander
Z-Stuff for Trains
35 Rolling Meadows Way
Penfield, NY 14526
585-377-0925 (6-11pm EST M-F) 10am-9pm (Sat & Sun)
Iron Penguin Electronics - Most products are HO scale but some can be used with any scale. I've used the DC auto reverse unit with a timed delay for reversing trains for point to point continuous operation. They also carry billboards, lighting kits, special effects kits, wireles cameras for inside your locomotives and sound modules.
by Miller Engineering - Neon signs, animated billboards and lots more.
Jason's Brass Poles - S scale street lights and wall mounted lighting.
Model Street Lighting - Street Light - S Scale-1 $12.00 (Package of 2) Made of 3/32 Brass tube with a 12 volt bulb. Pick from (black) (Silver) (Dk.Green). Prices include shipping.
Berkshire Junction Model Railroad Supplies --electronics for all gauges including power supplies, sensors, detectors, reversing units, lighting kits, flickering firelight kits, NJ International "S" scale crossing gates with activators, pole mounted traffic signals, cross-bucks in S scale with flashing lights and more. This company also makes a turntable motorizing kit. I have a number of their electronic units and can highly recommend this company.
Model Memories; P.O. Box 692, Bethel, CT 06801; (203) 798-0544. Fine-scale products for the discriminating S gauge modeler. Model Memories makes a brass Platform Signal (#SPS12...$70); a brass Cantilever Signal (#2SBA2S...$68) and a brass 40' Boxcar Roofwalk (#RW6S...2/pk - $8.00).
Train Control Systems - Goood source of small gauge (AWG 30, AWG 32) wire for LEDs as well as other electronic products.
Richmond Controls - Lighting, LEDs, etc...and EZ-LITE™ Special Effects modules. The EZ-LITE™ Special Effects modules for locomotives were designed specifically for those applications where space is very limited, and the modeler does not want to modify the locomotive chassis or motor wiring to allow installation. The EZ07, EZ08 and EZ09 series are capable of driving flashlight bulbs and “white” LEDs to generate signal light patterns. The EZ09 is well-suited for HO, S, O, G, and other scales larger than N.
DanNowicki.Com - Smoken Hole Hobbies - S scale street lights.
Shiloh Signals - offers S scale signals including: searchlight signals, color light signals, dwarf signals, position signals and grade crossing signals.They offer signals for some major Eastern roads: NYC, PRR, B&O, N&W and they do custom orders. A tip o' the hat for this recommendation to Hilary Smith.
GML Enterprises - manufacturer of electronic controls including throttles in 3, 4 or 6 amps (6 amps are especially important for those AF lighted passenger trains and others that draw high amperage.)
Fiber Optic Illuminations
Erie Signal Company - Circuitry devices for all scales. Includes "the Detective" circuit sensing device and "The Sentry" Crossing Signal Flasher Circuit.
Des Plaines Hobbies - S Scale signals to be offered by Oregon Rail Supply. The first three items will be #201 single light targets @$6.95, # 202 double light tatgets @ $7.95, and #203 triple light targets @ $7.95. They will come three in a package. These are similar to their HO line. They are injection molded styrene and are designed to accept T-1 3.0 mm led's.
N-Way Products is making S gauge Flashing Crossing Signals - pair w/Flasher, item #171, for $28.95.
Tomar Industries NEW WEBSITE (1/2006)
Target search light (left) and dwarf signal (right) by Tomar on Terry Harrison's NKP pike in Orlando, FL. The search light on the base measures to 15' 6" tall. Base is 3' thick. Terry made it out of wood and painted it cement gray. The ladder is only 1' wide though, a bit narrow for S but could easily be changed.
Small Scale Railway Company -- They mainly design and market digital sound units for N and HO. But they will work in S as well. Also sell 3mm white LED sets (LED's, resistors and diodes) for model loco headlights.
Kurtz-Kraft--manufactures excellent electronics for model railroading. Throttles,modules for flashers and signals, sound systems, etc. The best thing about this company is their low prices. Example - their TH-2B DC hand held throttle is only $54.00 (as of 10/98) and can handle 6 amps. Their AC throttle TH-7 is a great unit for AF fans. The TH-7 inclues a power unit for only $90.00 (as of 10/98). So call or write and ask for a catolog.
K-LIGHT Constant Lighting Modules--K-LIGHT are a electronic module which provides constant brilliance of light for your passenger or freight cars and caboose. No matter what speed you are running your train, your lights will not dim or increase in brilliance like a standard lighted car.
Del-Aire Products--Compressed air systems to power your turnouts--THIS IS NON-ELECTRONIC but is on this page because it makes a good substitute for electronically controlled switch machines.
NorthWest Short Line -NWSL--offers precision miniature 12v. DC motors suitable for S scale locomotives or other powered units; hobby tools, wheels, gears, gearboxes, motors, power drive units and more.. For further info & product listing send $1.00 for handling or $8.00 for a full catalog to:
Dallee Electronics, Inc.--Electronics, sound systems, throttles, lighting and transformers for all gauges. Dallee Electronics Instruction Sheets - Installation instructions for sound units in pdf files.
Macintosh Software for Model Railroaders--from Softrack Systems.
Scale Model Engineering--Supplier for any scale of metals, plastics and other materials; gears, bearings, pulleys, motors and other drive components; micro & miniature lights, led's and fiber optics; electrical components and wire; miniature pneumatic components; and miniature hardware from #00-90 to 1/4".
They have had a 126 page catalog of more than 10,000 item s for $7.00. Check latest price.
LOOKING FOR PRODUCTS THAT YOU USED TO FIND AT YOUR LOCAL RADIO SHACK? TRY ONE OF THESE SUPPLIERS:
DCC-Digital Command Control Sites
Getting Started with NMRA DCC in S Gauge
The World of DCC
Digitrax, Inc. Home Page--suppliers of Digital Command Control equipment.
Lenz Agency of North America
LGB of America
MRC's Digital Command Control
"COMMAND 2000"--a page of questions and answers about
North Coast Engineering
Wangrow Electronics - System
One Digital Command Control with a DO-407 4-amp decoder available for larger
scales including "S."
E-mail address: email@example.com
Model Railroading With DCC
Wiring For DCC by Allan Gartner
Guidelines for Wire Size:
NO.10 wire-30 amps
NO.12 wire-20 amps
NO. 14 wire-15 amps
NO.16 wire-10 amps
NO.18 wire-7 amps
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NASG Bernie Thomas Award, 2003
NASG Perles Publications Award, 1997