MODEL RAILWAY POINT & SIGNAL MOTOR SYSTEM

WE ARE STILL IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH A THIRD PARTY TO BUY OUR BUSINESS, WHICH WE HOPE WILL REACH A SATISFACTORY CONCLUSION SHORTLY.

FROM 6TH APRIL, THIS WEBSITE WILL BE REMOVED & THE COMPANY CEASE TO TRADE AS MINX MICRODRIVES LTD.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE OUT OF STOCK OF CONTROLLERS, BUT CAN STILL SUPPLY ACTUATORS, DCC DECODERS & RIBBON CABLE, INCLUDING BESPOKE LENGTHS. PHONE 01932 225568 FOR PRICES & PAYMENT OPTIONS. NOTE THAT PAYPAL IS NOT NOW AVAILABLE.

OUR PRODUCT IS SUMMARISED BELOW.

WE MANUFACTURE AND SUPPLY A MODEL RAILWAY POINT AND SIGNAL MOTOR SYSTEM, DEVELOPED ENTIRELY BY US AND OFFERING RAILWAY MODELLERS IN GAUGES FROM Z TO 3, A COMPLETELY NEW PRODUCT FOR OPERATING POINTS AND SIGNALS AND WHICH IS VERY SIMPLE TO SET UP - IT LITERALLY TAKES SECONDS. THE SYSTEM IS ALSO DCC COMPATIBLE WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS - OUR DECODER SIMPLY PLUGS INTO THE TOP OF THE CONTROLLER. WE HAVE NOW BEEN TRADING FOR OVER 3 YEARS AND HAVE OVER 1000 CUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE.

 

THE MINX SYSTEM HAS MANY UNIQUE AND SOPHISTICATED FEATURES, WHILST BEING EASY TO INSTALL AND USE. 

  • THE MODEL RAILWAY POINT MOTOR IS THE SIZE OF A LARGE UK POSTAGE STAMP -  32mm L, 28mm W & 12mm H - EASILY INSTALLED NEAR TO THE POINT OR UNDERNEATH A SIGNAL AND HIDDEN OR DISGUISED IN BUILDINGS OR SCENERY. THERE IS NO NEED TO EVER LIE UNDERNEATH THE BASEBOARD AGAIN!

  • AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON, THE CONTROLLER AUTOMATICALLY MEASURES THE TRAVEL RANGE OF THE POINT BLADES AND STORES THE VALUE. THIS CALIBRATION TAKES < 10 SECONDS. ALL CALIBRATION VALUES ARE STORED IN AN EPROM - THEY ARE NOT LOST WHEN THE SYSTEM IS SWITCHED OFF.

  • THE MODEL RAILWAY POINT MOTOR TRAVEL RANGE IS EASILY RE-CALIBRATED AT ANY TIME TO ALLOW FOR ADJUSTMENTS, REPAIRS OR TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS - AGAIN, IT TAKES SECONDS TO DO.

  • AN AUDIO AND VISUAL ALARM OPERATES IF THE POINT DOES NOT TRAVEL THE CALIBRATED DISTANCE, DUE, FOR INSTANCE TO A PIECE OF LOOSE BALLAST OR A MECHANICAL FAULT WITH THE POINT BLADE - OR A TRAIN IS "PARKED" ON THE POINT!

  • PLUG THE MINX DCC DECODER INTO THE TOP OF THE CONTROLLER AND CONTROL POINTS OR SIGNALS FROM YOUR DCC SYSTEM - IT TAKES VERY LITTLE TIME AND HAS BEEN TESTED WITH A WITH A WIDE RANGE OF AVAILABLE PRODUCTS.

  • POINT OPERATING SPEED CAN BE VARIED OVER A REALISTIC RANGE.

  • THE POINT BLADES ARE MECHANICALLY LOCKED IN EITHER POSITION.

  • A VARIABLE SIGNAL BOUNCE FACILITY GIVES REALISTIC OPERATION OF ARMS, BUT CAN BE TURNED OFF FOR GROUND SIGNALS. 

  • REMOTE OPERATION IS THROUGH A SIMPLE ON/OFF SWITCH, THE POSITION OF WHICH SYNCHRONISES WITH LOCAL OPERATION OF THE POINT OR SIGNAL.  

  • 2 RELAYS FOR EACH CHANNEL WITHIN THE CONTROLLER ARE RATED 5A @ 30VDC TO SWITCH LIVE FROG POLARITY ON POINTS AND TO OPERATE AUXILIARIES.  THEY INTERLOCK WITH POINT OR SIGNAL MOVEMENT AS INDICATED BY LED's - IF THE POINT OR SIGNAL DOES NOT OPERATE PROPERLY, THE RELAYS DOES NOT SWITCH OVER, SO THE SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO CONTROL POINTS AND SIGNALS IN SEQUENCE. THE POINT FROG WILL ALSO REMAIN "DEAD", HALTING ANY TRAIN "IN SECTION" AND POTENTIALLY AVOIDING A DERAILMENT.

  • STATUS LEDS INDICATE ALL OTHER FUNCTIONS.

  • A LOT OF WIRING CAN BE SAVED, AS ALL CONNECTIONS ARE MADE TO THE CONTROLLER. 

  • THE SYSTEM WILL OPERATE ON AC OR DC VOLTAGES BETWEEN 12 - 25V.

  • IF YOU HAVE A GARDEN RAILWAY, THE CONTROLLER CAN BE POWERED FROM A 12V CAR BATTERY FOR MANY HOURS.

  • WE CAN MAKE UP BESPOKE LENGTHS OF THE RIBBON CABLE (4 METRES MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED) BETWEEN THE MOTOR AND CONTROLLER AND ADVISE ON CONNECTORS TO BRIDGE BASEBOARD JOINS.

WE SELL THE SYSTEM AS A PACK WITH ALL THE REQUIRED ITEMS TO OPERATE 2 POINTS OR SIGNALS IN ANY COMBINATION .....................

PLAY THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO INSTALL AN ACTUATOR TO OPERATE A POINT.