Adapt-A-Board™ for USA Trains G-Scale Diesel Locomotives
August 21, 2012
You may have seen our recent ads in Garden Railways Magazine for the new Adapt-A-Board™ for USA Trains diesel locomotives. We are a little behind schedule, but we are just about ready for production.
We held the final design phase of this project a little longer than anticipated to coordinate with features on the new
QSI Titan Large Scale Sound Decoder. The Adapt-A-Board™ will be taking advantage of the extra 10 pins of the Titan Aristo that have never been used in production decoders. Taking advantage of these features will allow for a true plug and play decoder installation. We believe it will be worth the wait.
The good news is that the Adapt-A-Board™ will be made in America and we won't have any unpredictable shipping schedules from overseas.
We have started to post the individual Adapt-A-Board
on our web site. To make sure you're up to date on the project, you may sign up for our Newsletter on our
Home Page . Please select the G-Scale Category and you'll get the latest info on the Adapt-A-Board™.
Here's a preview of the feature set.
Mounting provisions for using existing factory circuit board screws.
Aristocraft style socket for use with DCC Decoders or Radio Receivers such as the Crest Train Engineer Revolution™.
Connectors for Plug-N-Play connections to USA Factory Motor Leads.
Connectors for Plug-N-Play connections to USA Factory Track Pickup Leads.
Screw Terminals to access the 10-Pin side of the Aristocraft socket. This is typically unused on most decoders, but this will give you easy access to expanded features of the new
QSI Titan Large Scale Sound Decoder
Connection for power to a Phoenix Sound Board.
Connection for Battery Power in lieu of track pickups.
Connections for locomotive lighting boards. We will be offering replacement LED equipped light boards to allow for discreet control of Headlights, Marker Lights, Number Boards and Cab Lights.
Connections for control of Smoke Units including a chassis mounted switch for a hard disconnect of smoke units.
To facilitate installation ease, there will be multiple models. The first models will be the GP7/9 and GP38-2 and remaining locos will be a rolling release over the summer.
We appreciate your patience as we finish putting together this much needed product.