New stock expected October/November 2023
DCC test board by drM
Easy way to test your decoders. Comes with 12V coreless motor, in contrast to the marginally cheaper alternative by another brand. With the coreless motor it is therefore very quiet. Especially when working on sound decoders, this is essential, but also with non sound DCC it is a relief.
- Essential device to assure that your new decoder works as it should when you receive it from new, before installing in your model
- You can program the decoder before installing
- Test decoder that you are unsure of if it is working. You can assure the model train is not causing any problem, when tested outside of the model.
A digital command station is needed to connect to the decoder tester to read and control the fitted decoders.
Only connect one decoder at the time! Fitting more than one decoder can damage the decoders.
Will test all the popular DCC connectors:
NEM 651 6 pin
MEN652 8 pin
With integrated speaker.
Every amateur and pro model train technician recognises the problem of lots of wires in the model to connect a variety of functions. Some wires soldered together, protected from shorts with a bit of tape around it. Train-O-Matic comes to the rescue with this incredibly fine and handy Flex Connector.
The strong 6 pin flat cable is only 0.14 mm thin and slides in the slots of either a flat or corner connector. These connectors have 6 solder pads, so it is very easy to connect the wires or component contacts. Nice, reliable and clean.
The FLAT CONNECTOR has a tab which, when pushed down, will lock the flex cable in place. The CORNER CONNECTOR holds the flex cable in its slot with friction. Both will guarantee a reliable connection.
02020302 FLEX CONNECTOR 6PH
Flex cable + 2x flat connectors
Size: 48.5 x 5.5 x 1.8 mm
02020303 FLEX CONNECTOR 6PV
Flex cable + 2x corner connectors
Size: 37.2 x 5.5 x 9.2 mm
02020304 FLEX CONNECTOR 6PHV
Flex cable + 1 flat + 1 corner connectors
Size: 41.2 x 5.5 x 9.2 mm
02020106 NEXT18 MALE ADAPTER BOARD
Size 9 x 9.6 mm
Pack of 5
02020107 NEXT18 FEMALE ADAPTER BOARD TYPE 1
Size: 9 x 9.6 mm
Pack of 5
02020108 NEXT18 FEMALE ADAPTER BOARD TYPE 2
Size: 9 x 9.8 mm
Pack of 5
Motor filter (5 pack)
Motor filter to connect to any brand decoder.
5 x motor filter
When converting an analog locomotive to digital (using a decoder), the manufacturer installed capacitors must be removed, because they will affect the decoder functionality. This concerns mostly the BEMF (Back ElectoMotive Force) reading. This motor filter will clean the noise between the motor and decoder and improve the communication between decoder and motor less stutter and generally a smoother ride.
This is especially the solution if you have older motor that draw a lot of power. Without the filter, the model train will stop and restart with a decoder directly connected to it.
Lokprogrammer for the Train-O-Matic decoder range.
1 x programmer
1x USB cable
Not included, but needed, is a 12V power adapter with DC plug (Ø 2.1 mm for inner pin).
- Program CV's of any brand of decoder
- Update decoder firmware (Train-O-Matic decoders only)
A computer with Windows is necessary. Works with Mac OS with Parallels and Windows 10 installed.
For use with decoders that support ABC (automated run between 2 or 3 points).
Train-O-Matic Block Occupancy Detector module
The S88N module allows transmission to the digital command station or the PC interface the status of 16 digital inputs. Such modules can be cascaded into a number of 8-16 pieces (128-256 inputs), depending on type of command station / digital interfaces. Each input is equipped with a LED control that monitors the input’s logic state: LED lit means that there is an electrically closed contact between input and common terminal (“C”); LED off means inactive input (open contact). Monitoring only works when connected to the S88N bus.
RJ45 connection allows to use standard patch cables
- Compatibility with digital S88N command stations and interfaces
- Input status signaled by control LEDs
- Easy-fitting through the 4 mounting holes (included as accessories)
- Number of inputs: 16
- Power supply voltage: 5-12Vdc through S88N connector -supply current in idle state: <5 mA
- Dimensions: 65x78 mm
- Weight: 35 g
- Class of protection: IP00
- Operating temperature: 0 to +60 o C
- Storage temperature: -20 to +60 o C
- Moisture: max 85%
- Type and interface cables used: RJ45 jacks, CAT5 cable
Operation in both analog and digital modes.
Open-collector transistor outputs, optically isolated.
Sensitivity < 0.5 mA.
Does not require separate power supply.
Compatible with S88N feedback modules
Number of inputs: BOD2: 2, BOD4: 4
Power supply voltage: 4-24 V rail voltage.
Supply current in idle: < 5 mA.
Maximum current through the detector: 1A in continuous regime.
Maximum output current: 50 mA.
02030101 TD MAXI
The TD Maxi decoder by tOm is a DCC accessory decoder and can drive 4 turnouts with two electromagnets or with motor drive. It can also be successfully used to drive various accessories: Electromagnetic relays, LEDs or incandescent bulbs, etc. The particularity and originality of the decoder is the use of a group of capacitors as an electric charge battery (CDU Capacitor Discharge Unit). With this circuit you can greatly reduce the electrical shock experienced in digital systems when switching a turnout with high power consumption. Capacitors help to create a current pulse for a safer and steady switching. The charging current of the capacitors is constant, without adverse effects for the system (this constant current can be set by CV41). More than that, the start of the charging operation can be delayed randomly after the power up, so in the case of using several TD Maxi decoders on the same layout, the DCC system will be not overloaded at the power on sequence.
- Usable in any NMRA compatible DCC system
- Block address in the range 1-512 (or 0-511)
- Protection against short circuit and overheating
- Decoder reset by entering any numerical value in CV8
- Switching reversal by CV38
- Save the last state
- Duration of output On state programmable in CV3, CV4, CV5, CV6
- Programming address mode or continuous programming
- DCC command buffer, for sequential switching