Model Train Digital Control Devices

Model Train Digital Control Devices

Model train digital control devices allow people to operate model trains from a distance, rather than using attached analogue controllers. This is especially helpful when model train displays are cordoned off for display, or when the functions on a track or display are very large and varied.

Computer-Based Model Train Digital Controls

There are some mounting systems for digitising model train controls which connect to purpose-built software allowing the users to operate the trains and environment systems on computers. Such systems are ideal for very complex model train structures and environments, and usually allow the plotting, timing and cycling of different functions.

Model Train Digital Control Device Materials

Model train digital controls are manufactured from many different materials. Some can double as elements of scenery and feature designs that easily blend in. Other model train digital control device materials are produced with durability and long use in mind. The most popular devices come from simple synthetics or plastics. Others feature materials like polystyrene, resin or wood.

Model Train Digital Control Device Options

There are many different significant options to consider when selecting a digital model train control device. Of these, voltage may be the most important, as the voltage must match that of the other assemblies. Options operating at 10, 15, 120, or even 230 volts are most common. The control system is also significant, and typically digital controls operate on DCC or MFX systems.

Model Train Digital Control Accessories

Most model train digital controls work best with various accessories in place along the models. For example, model train power and controls placed to engage and disengage power at multiple points on the track allow users to simulate multiple stops. Simple switches turn on lights or other environmental effects and easily plug into the digital control interface.