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What it is

The Self-Adjusting Shuttle is an accelerating/decelerating back-and-forth reversing unit with complete hands-off operation. The SHUTTLE will sense the ends of the track and self-adjust to provide a very realisitic slow down and then creep to a stop. The track ends are sensed with a track isolator and diode.

The Shuttle is available in either a 5 AMP or 10 AMP configuration, and can control standard DC trains right out of the box. DCC trains can be controlled when used with a "PWM to DC" conversion unit. Depending on the DCC decoder, sometimes it just works without doing anything at all.

In addition to fully automatic mode, the SHUTTLE can also be run in manual mode which allows full control of the reversing operation. In-between station stops are also possible with the addition of sensors and a magnet on the train.

How to hook it up

The hookup is here: Point-To-Point Automatic Reversing.

Hookup and operating Instructions are:

1.) Attach 2 wires from your transformer to the SHUTTLE.

2.) Attach 2 wires from the SHUTTLE to the track.

3.) Attach diodes to track isolators on the ends where the train will stop.

4.) Place the train on the track and power up. The SHUTTLE will do the rest.

There are no engine modifications or sensors. Your train will slow-down, stop, pause, reverse, then accelerate out.

Click here to download the SHUTTLE Manual (PDF)