How to navigate this site
Looking for the user guide or introduction video for a product you’ve just bought? Navigate to the shop, select your product and scroll down to the resources.
Have a question? Look in the FAQ (frequently asked questions). It’s probably already been asked and the answer will be found here along with advice and links to power supplies and servos.
We offer a bespoke mimic panel build service with fast turnaround times. See the Custom mimic panels section for details.
Our Exhibition Calendar lists our planned shows, come and meet us.
We have an extensive video library covering all versions of our products in the Videos library section.
All user documentation (if you know what you are looking for) may be found under the Documentation section.
- Backorder status February 14, 2020
- December office closures November 11, 2019
- New product: Power distribution board October 28, 2019
- Feedback Processor software update September 13, 2019
- Power supplies in stock June 6, 2019
- New Product: Servo Y-Lead cable March 15, 2019
- New Product: MultiPanel Y-Lead pack March 15, 2019
- New product: temporary mimic panel March 14, 2019
- Servo mount available January 4, 2019
- Ventnor West @Warley 2018 – short video December 4, 2018
- Web site outage November 14, 2018
- MultiPanel starter kits enhanced November 1, 2018
- Cobalt digital IP motor driver October 24, 2018
- Bespoke mimic panel updates October 20, 2018
Keen to get going now?
Why not begin with a starter kit and some cable packs for instant plug-and-play control of 24 servos or traditional solenoid motors. No soldering is required to connect your panel lights and buttons, and only a single network cable (supplied) connects the servo or solenoid boards on the layout to your control panel.
Our starter kits don’t just come with the mimic panel controllers, we also include the servo or solenoid drivers too. Just add the servos or solenoids and you’re good to go.
Here are a couple of sample configurations. Click each to go direct to the product pages. Video tutorials are provided where appropriate on the product pages.
1 x Servo Edition Starter Kit … or …
Either make up your own cables or buy our ready made cable packs:
1 x 12 channel LED cable pack (2 LEDs per channel)
1 x 12 channel button cable pack
You can view our plug-and-play product range here. Mimic panel wiring right out of the box without any soldering!
Standalone and integrated
Many of our products can operate either on their own or integrated with other boards. By linking different components economies of wiring and new features become available to your model railway layout. Examples of integration include DCC modules linking to servo, solenoid, or relay controllers. Mimic panel display controllers that hook everything up and even provide a live track feedback (occupancy) display. Our integrated products communicate via a single cable that’s capable of sending and receiving information as far as 2.5 kilometers with suitable extender boards.
Our range of layout sensors include block detection for both DC and DCC (analogue and digital) and turnout position sensing. Imagine someone flicking a turnout by hand and seeing the panel correctly and instantly display the change.
Expansion is simple and usually only requires plugging additional boards in as your needs require.
View our product range here.
Custom made control panels
Ever seen a fabulous model railway layout with a control panel that just looks like an afterthought? We’ve done all the hard work for you and can make bespoke control panels that are professionally cut, engraved, etched and coloured to your specific requirements.
We can even make the box for you to house it in with appropriate connector receptacles perfectly cut and marked. Our unique design means that the plastic durable fascia can easily be removed for cleaning should the unthinkable occur with a coffee cup.
Installation is a breeze and panels can be connected without resorting to a soldering iron – it’s all plug and play and highly flexible too. For example each LED channel drives two LEDs so you have the option to indicate the routes set for each turnout – right out of the box! Our cable packs come ready made with all plugs, LEDs and buttons attached and ready to go. If you change your mind about layout specifics, it’s easy to unplug a cable and move it to another location.
For the budget conscious we’ve kept the connector type big enough that you can make your own cables and wiring without resorting to expensive specialist tools. There is no lock-in as we use industry standard, modeller accessible connectors. Click here for more.
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