Auto station start stop

 

Auto Station start stop reversing unit
Auto Station start stop reversing unit

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 This little board is very easy to connect up.  Just 4 screw terminals, 2 the track and 2 to the controller.  There is only one adjustment from approx 2 seconds to 3 ½ minutes via a small screw driver. Turning the adjustment clockwise will decrease the running time. I have set and tested the unit for about 30 seconds.

 Input 6 – 12 volts (note if using Z Gauge only 9 volts maximum. The 2 two diodes are supplied and should be fitted to the stations at the end of the track leaving enough room for the Loco and the carriages going the other way.  They should be fitted with the white stripe as shown in the drawing.  I would always fit a fuse between this unit and the track of about 1.5 amps so as to protect the board and the Loco if it should stall or short out.

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15 thoughts on “Auto station start stop

    Chris Cole said:
    July 11, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    please can I purchase another auto start stop shuttle.
    Yes i have them on ebay or tale paypal.
    Regards Andy Quirot

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    Colin Richardson said:
    November 3, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Andy, compatible with dcc operation?
    Colin.

    Hi there the simple answer is no But. I have designed these units to run on a length of track I.E. going around the layout in and out of tunnels what ever looks nice and fed from a 7-18volt supply depending on the loco. This is total independent of ddc system. If you can get a dcc unit that will apply power to a track then you would be able to connect the output to the board and it would be ddc controlled. The board is so if you have a cheap loco and want to automate your layout like i did I built a coal shed that the loco and waggon fitted into and at the other end a boat. then the loco comes out of the coal shed and stops at the boat then reverses back to the shed (no need for dcc decoders in that bit).Hope this helps Regards Andy Quirot

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    Andrew Dryburgh said:
    January 29, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Hi, cannot find the station stop start on eBay. Still available?

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      Andy Quirot responded:
      January 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      Yes current eBay item number:222813863566
      Regards Andy Quirot

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        Andrew Dryburgh said:
        January 30, 2018 at 3:21 am

        Hi, thanks for response. If I want a train to run back and forward automatically on a straight track do I need 2 units or 1?
        Thanks

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        Andy Quirot responded:
        July 3, 2018 at 7:10 pm

        Hi there
        You need only one
        Regards Andy q

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    steve shipley said:
    July 3, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    i’ve lost the diodes , what are they

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      Andy Quirot responded:
      July 3, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      Hi there
      1N4001 to 1N4005 any will do
      Regards Andy Q

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        steve shipley said:
        July 10, 2018 at 6:24 pm

        didn’t work spent a day trying .ended up in bin

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        Andy Quirot responded:
        November 8, 2018 at 8:49 pm

        Should have contacted me. Only one i know of in the bin!.

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    Ron C said:
    November 2, 2018 at 1:05 am

    Hello.
    Is it still available on eBay or can I purchase directly from you via PayPal?
    Cost? Shipping cost to Canada?
    Thanks in advance for your reply.

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      Andy Quirot responded:
      November 8, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      Hi there
      Yes you can buy direct from me. Just EMail me
      Regards Andy Q

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    DAVID JAMES BURROWS said:
    March 25, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Hi Andy, have got your shuttle unit wired it up with both diodes one end. it dont work. on a one metre run of track do i have to have a break at both ends with diodes across them leaving room for railcar.

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      Andy Quirot responded:
      March 26, 2019 at 8:12 pm

      Hi there
      1 Diode goes at each end not both at same end.
      Yes you need to cut the track and fit the diodes 1 at each end. To test where to fit the diodes use a bit of masking tape on the rail that will stop the loco you can move the tape till you find the best position.
      If you still have problems then please contact me with more info as (it don’t work) is not much help.
      Regards Andy Quirot

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        southerndriversson said:
        March 28, 2019 at 9:41 am

        ok andy thanks i misread the instructions

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