NightScope™ Infrared Detectors sense approaching trains and activate this double track road crossing on John Parker's Fall River Division. The Infrared Detector Applications Guide shows how to use NightScope™ Infrared Detectors with a wide variety of model railroad electronics. (Photo courtesy of John Parker)
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The TrainBoss™ Talking Defect Detector speaks and displays 6 types of defect alarms for passing trains with the probability you assign. The Talking Detector also reports axle count, train speed and length, and temperature — just like automated detectors on the prototype. Or if you prefer, listen to the rear trainmen report defects and speeding.
With two display modes, the WeighStation™ Track Scale emulates track scales of all eras. WeighStation™ Track Scales realistically display weight when a railcar moves onto the scale track. Weight varies from car to car within a user-defined range.
See our BrassHat™ Announcers & Sound Recorders in action.
Record and play the unique sounds and messages you want for your railroad with BrassHat™ Announcer and Sound Recorder.
Pushbutton editing, built-in microphone, LINE IN recording from PCs, CD players and other sound sources makes recoding easy — no computer needed!
A variety of sound outputs and volume controls, control outputs and inputs, and automatic playback options makes BrassHat™ Announcer and Sound Recorder very flexible.
Mounted on a fascia faceplate, BrassHat™ Announcer has 5 pushbuttons to trigger up to 10 separate messages and sounds. A pre-recorded "outdoor crowd" background track is included, along with the standard user-recordable background track. Total recording capacity is 3 minutes 36 seconds.
BrassHat™ Announcer is the perfect choice for fascia-triggered passenger station, yard and industry announcements. These can be mixed with background and automatic sound playback.
BrassHat™ Sound Recorder records and plays back up to 8 separate messages and sounds, along with a user-recordable background track.
Trigger playback with pushbutton switches (not included), other connected electronics, or with auto-playback options.