Servo Controller 4R
A 4 channel servo controller with integrated frog switch – available immediately via the web shop.
The Servo Controller controls up to 4 servos on your model railway layout. Its flexible design means that it can be operated by connecting toggle switches directly to the supplied cables or it can be controlled via the built in network interface. This makes remote control via DCC module, MultiPanel, MiniPanel or even another Servo Controller 4R all possible.
The Servo Controller has many different user selectable output models including normal and reversed turnout operation, upper or lower quadrant semaphore signal and includes an integrated relay module for frog or track switching. Each of the four outputs may be set independently.
All configuration is via the built in buttons and LEDs and requires only one finger to configure. No external devices are required to configure or operate this unit.
To view the introduction video see the Servo 4R product page.
The MiniPanel Processor is a simplified mimic panel controller for up to 12 channels and is available as a bare bones circuit board or starter kit including all LEDs, buttons, plugs and cables.
Designed for smaller layouts, the MiniPanel can control servos for points or semaphore use; traditional solenoid points motors, Tortoise type stall motors and Kato Unitrack turnouts.
See the product page for introduction and quick start videos, to download the user guide and determine which versions are available.
Available now direct from our web shop.
These leads are 50cm in length and have the appropriate plug at each end.
See here for more details.
This back to basics video shows how failing to centre the servo can lead to unexpected results. We then go to demonstrate how to correct and install a servo for turnout control with a minimum of fuss.
This video discusses and demonstrates how to adjust the network address ranges on solenoid, Kato and stall motor turnout motor driver boards. With up to 192 devices controllable on any one network, this video explains the basics for address setting. Once set, a board can be physically placed anywhere on the network and in any order, the device numbers will not alter.
The board has user changeable modes for stall or Kato turnouts and is available for immediate shipping.
When in stall motor mode it is capable of driving up to six Tortoise™, Uhlenbrock or Cobalt type motors that are either designed to stall or switch off when the travel is completed. Our driver board intelligently cuts the power to the device after 5 seconds of movement.
In Kato mode the board can drive up to six Kato points by connecting to the six output terminals. It will intelligently move one turnout at a time in rapid succession – even if all six are requested to change thereby lowering the power requirements to the board.
The board should be powered by a 12 volt power supply minimum 1 Amp for Kato mode and minimum 500mA for stall mode.
The stall/Kato driver board can be controlled directly from our optional DCC decoder, a mimic panel (our MultiPanel processor) or indirectly via our route processor for automatic route selection and is equally at home on analogue (DC) or digital (DCC) installations.
For more information and demonstration video see: https://megapointscontrollers.com/wp1/product/stall-kato/
How you can add a route processor to your existing layout without having to redesign your existing mimic panel. This video introduces the external router enclosure. In this example its for our exhibition demonstration line up and makes adding a router a simple option.
This video shows an engineering preview of the Kato / Stall Motor driver. It’s designed to control up to 6 devices of the same type from our MultiPanel mimic panel controller or DCC module.
You can expect to see these in the shop for beginning November 2017.
In this video we examine a few different R/C servos and surface mount a couple alongside turnouts on an N gauge test track. We also introduce a miniature linear servo and demonstrate this operating OO turnouts. Operated by a MegaPoints Servo Controller we complete the video by a short running session and preview Automatic Brake Control.
Video: Surface mounting servos