CTI's innovative control modules let you manage every aspect of your model railroad automatically from your PC. Any number of modules can be connected, in any combination, to your computer.

With CTI's easy-to-use network interface, modules may be placed throughout your layout, wherever you desire computer control. The system is completely modular. It can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your layout, and is easy to expand as your railroad grows.

All of CTI's control modules are ruggedly designed, professionally assembled and tested, and are backed by a full 2-year warranty.

Check out our family of affordable control and sensing modules below. If you're still uncertain which modules are best for your application, we've created a Quick-Reference guide to help with your decision.

Control Modules
Item Description Part # Price
Train Brain

The Train-Brain board can control 4 devices and monitor 4 sensors.

Each of its controllers is rated for a whopping 10 Amps, and can be used to control AC or DC devices. It's sensors ports are fully adjustable, and are compatible with all popular forms of train detection, including magnetic, IR, photocell, and current detection.
  TB001  
  $79.95  
Dash-8

The Train Brain-8, (or "Dash-8" for short), is an all-control version of the Train-Brain. It can control 8 devices.

Each of its controllers are rated for a whopping 10 Amps, and can be used to control AC or DC devices. As a complement to the original Train-Brain, the Dash-8 is a cost effective solution to control-intensive applications where high currents are involved.
  TB008  
  $99.95  
Switchman

The Switchman is our most cost-effective general-purpose control solution. It can control 16 devices.

Each of its controllers are rated for up to 28 Volts DC at 2 Amps (4 Amps pulsed). With built-in protection against kickback from inductive loads, it's the perfect choice for controlling moderate current DC loads such as dual-coil switch machines, lighting, small motors, solenoids, relays, etc.
  TB013  
  $89.95  
YardMaster

The YardMaster is optimized for the job of controlling stall motor and single-coil solenoid-based switch machines. It can control up to 16 switch machines.

With a generous 1 Amp output capacity and built-in protection against kickback from inductive loads, like it's namesake, it's ready to handle all of your railroads switching needs.
  TB015  
  $79.95  
Watchman

The Watchman is an all-sensing version of the Train-Brain. It can monitor 8 sensors.

The Watchman features 8 individually adjustable sensor ports, and is compatible with all popular forms of train detection, including magnetic, IR, photocell, and current detection.
  TB010  
  $59.95  
Sentry

The Sentry is the cost-effective solution when your layout demands lots of sensing capability. It can monitor 16 sensors.

The Sentry features 16 fixed-sensitivity sensor ports, and is compatible with all popular forms of train detection, including magnetic, IR, photocell, and current detection. It's also great for monitoring pushbuttons, motion sensors, light sensors, etc. At just $4.38 per sensor port, the cost of sensing has never been so low.
  TB014  
  $69.95  
Signalman

Each Signalman controls 16 signal lights. It works with all block, searchlight, and positional signals, and can implement any signalling protocol. Also great for controlling grade crossing flashers, traffic lights, warning beacons, etc.

    -CC version for use with common cathode LED signals
    -CA version for use with common anode LED signals
    -BP version for use with bipolar LED signals
    -IC version for use with incandescent lamp signals

  SM001-??  

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  $69.95  
Smart Cab

The Smart-Cab allows computer control of speed, direction, and momentum of all DC operated trains.

Trains can respond automatically to signals, run according to scheduled timetables, etc, all under PC control.

Smart Cab provides a hefty 50 Watt output capacity, with full overload and short-circuit protection.
  SC001  
  $99.95  
RFID Reader

Train identification has become an important aspect of computer-controlled model railroading, particularly on DCC-operated layouts, where it is an essential prerequisite for automated operation.

CTI's RFID Reader provides identification of DCC- or conventionally-operated trains. In contrast to DCC transponding, RFID requires no complicated wiring..

See the "Accessories" page of the CTI catalog for compatible RFID tags.
  TB017  
  $99.95  
USB Bridge
Have a newer desktop PC or laptop that doesn't have a COM port? No problem. Our USB Bridge module allows the CTI network to interface to your PC via the industry standard Universal Serial Bus (USB). Just plug & play. (Requires Windows 98/XP or later.)
  TB016  
  $29.95  

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