MegaPoints Controllers

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Products Summary

MegaPoints Servo Controller 60.00 inc VAT.
12 points/turnouts/semaphore signals, gates, barriers or doors from a single board.

MegaPoints Controller top viewIncludes semaphore bounce program for
upper and lower quadrant signals!

This board can control up to 12 R/C servos to operate points, gates, barriers, doors, crossings or semaphore signals in fast or slow smooth operation. Includes the following features: Multiple memories, network interface, master/slave paring, adjustable speed, direction and movement range for fine point adjustment and tuning over each channel individually.

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Controllable from your Arduino or Raspberry Pi. See hackers guide for details.

Back in stock for next day shipping.

 

MegaPoints DCC Module 30.00 inc VAT.
12 /192 DCC accessory addresses

MegaPoints Controller top viewProvides a DCC connection for the MegaPoints Controller when used in simple mode giving each of the 12 channels a DCC accessory address. In gateway mode the unit provides 192 DCC accessory addresses and connects to the MegaPoints data bus. Best with an NMRA complient controller (thats just about everything in the last 10 years). Also works with some older legacy controllers such as the early Hornby Select.

Video preview here.

MegaPoints DCC module user guide.


MegaPoints MultiPanel - Mimic Control Panel
Connect all MegaPoints to one or more mimic panels

MegaPoints Multi Panel mimic panel top view

Limited availability from March 2015.

Create one or more interconnected mimic panels for your layout that allows sharing all track controls. The Multi Panel reduces cabling by connecting to the MegaPoints network allowing a single cable to connect all MegaPoints devices. Easily expands in units of 24 up to 192 points or servo controlled devices.

Multiple panels can share control and instantly communicate changes to all other panels so that other operators are kept up to date.

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MultiPanel Components are listed below. Before buying drop me an email with a description of what you are trying to achieve and ill help ensure you have the correct components.


MultiPanel Processor 84.00 inc VAT.
Provides the logic for 192 points. Includes the first 24 LED and switch connections.
Package includes:
  • 1 x processor board
  • 1 x test hookup cable to megapoints (30cm)
  • 8 x LED connector cables (connects 24 LEDs)
  • 8 x switch connector cables (connects 24 switches)
  • 1 x switch terminator
  • 1 x MegaPoints pullup resistor

MultiPanel

MultiPanel Starter Kit 237.60 inc VAT.
The starter kit contains all the Megapoints goodies to control 24 servos and a 15 minute quick start guide.
Quick start video available.

Inside the box you'll find the following:
  • 2 x Servo Controllers
  • 1 x MultiPanel
  • 1 x MultiPanel 24 LED/button board
  • 1 x Servo Controller pop-on switch board
  • All cables to get up and running and connect push buttons / LEDs.

Starter Kit

MultiPanel Route Processor 96.00 inc VAT.
Set your entire layout with a single button.

The Route Processor has the following features:
  • 24 routes per processor.
  • Up to 192 points/semaphore signals per route.
  • Active monitoring for all enabled routes (see below).
  • Program disable (locks routes into memory).
  • Optional DCC control.
See the product page for more detail.


Route processor PCB


MultiPanel 24 LED expansion board 18.00 inc VAT.
An expansion board providing connectivity for 24 LEDs.
Package includes:
  • 1 x 24 LED expansion board
  • 1 x power cable (connects to MultiPanel)
  • 1 x data cable (connects to MultiPanel)
LED Expansion Board




MultiPanel 24 switch expansion board 18.00
inc VAT.
An expansion board providing connectivity for 24 switches.
Package includes:
  • 1 x 24 switch expansion board
  • 1 x power cable (connects to MultiPanel)
  • 1 x data cable (connects to MultiPanel)
Switch expansion

MultiPanel stacking switch and LED test panel 21.60 inc VAT.
A pop on panel for the MultiPanel Processor board. Install this onto the processor board to test the system and have it all working on the bench before going near a layout or wiring up to your mimic panel. Provides switches and LEDs for the first 24 devices.
Package includes:
  • 1 x test panel with all LEDs and switches fitted.
Processor switch and test board

MultiPanel stacking LED test panel 21.60 inc VAT.
A pop on panel for the LED expansion board. Install this onto the LED expansion board to test the system and have it all working on the bench before going near a layout or wiring up to your mimic panel. Provides LEDs for an additional 24 devices.
Package includes:
  • 1 x test panel with all LEDs fitted.
LED test panel

MultiPanel stacking switch test panel 21.60 inc VAT.
A pop on panel for the switch expansion board. Install this onto the switch expansion board to test the system and have it all working on the bench before going near a layout or wiring up to your mimic panel. Provides buttons for an additional 24 devices.
Package includes:
  • 1 x test panel with all buttons fitted.
Test switch panel

Servo Controller pop-on switch assembly 12.00 inc VAT.
A pop on board the for MegaPoints Controller that connects all inputs to on board switches and buttons for easy testing and MegaPoints Controller network address setting.
Package includes:
  • 1 x test panel with all buttons fitted.
MegaPoints test switch panel

Frog/relay driver board (12-way) 36.00 inc VAT.
Connect up to 12 relays to your MegaPoints network or Servo Controller. Relays can be used for:
  • Automatic frog polarity switching
  • Controlling track section power
  • General relay duties
The frog/relay driver board can be:
  • directly connected (paired) to a Servo Controller for independent operation
  • attached directly to our DCC accessory module to provide up to 12 DCC addressible relays
  • controlled via MultiPanel and/or router
Relay Board Image

Servo Controller Relay Board - 4 way 12.00 inc VAT.
Expand your Servo Controller board with four additional relays. Up to three relay boards may be added for 12 relays per Servo Controller.
Package includes:
  • Servo Controller cable assembly

Relay Board (4 way)

External high current voltage regulator 7.20 inc VAT.
An external high current voltage regulator for Servo Controller or Multipanel expansion.

External Voltage Regulator

CAN adaptor 12.00 inc VAT.
Extends the range of your network up to 2.5 KM by bridging the local MegaPoints I2C network onto a CAN twisted pair network. See the CAN Adaptor documentation and Network Guide for details.

CAN Adapter

Shipping: Orders placed before midday are posted first class same working day. Orders placed after this will be posted next working day.


Club Visits

If you are a club in the North West of the UK (max 1 hour drive from Northwich) and wish to arrange a visit on a club night, drop me an email (address in any user guide).  I can bring the MegaPoints range and let your club members have a closer look and have time to answer more in depth questions.


MegaPoints Controllers – our vision

We’ve been pulling the model railway community into the 21st century for a year now with incredible success. Without any form of commercial advertising we’ve managed to supply around 500 boards to the community. Some people are baffled by what we do while others immediately ‘get it’ and hop on-board.

The MegaPoints Controller can operate completely on its own or connect with other complimentary products in our range such as the DCC module or MultiPanel. When configured with our other products something amazing happens. The economies of scale and high end features such as the multi user mimic panel (MultiPanel) become possibilities, bringing previously unheard of features to your layout or display. Audience participation can now become an inherent part of your strategy rather than an afterthought if desired.

Designed by modellers for modellers and supplied direct, we bring you best in class solutions for railway layouts whether they are new cutting edge digital installations or historic analogue installations in need of an update.

At the core of the MegaPoints Controllers system is the use of R/C servos. These tiny and inexpensive devices have been fitted to aircraft, boats and cars for over 40 years, they are made by the tens of thousand and at a quality and price point that makes them difficult to ignore. Furthermore, they are easy to install and offer a level of control that no other motor in the model railway world can currently offer.

Let’s take a look at your typical 9 gram servo.

Cost: These can be bought in the UK for as little as 1.40 each. Yes that’s the price for one! All you need to do is look at our FAQ to discover where we buy ours from.

Control: Each servo can be tightly controlled. We can set how far it moves in each direction, how fast it moves and even how it moves (just look at our bouncing semaphore videos for proof).

Uses: If they are robust and accurate enough for model aircraft (this includes high vibration, heavy operating loads and the occasional hard landing) then they can easily sit on or under a baseboard and operate a tie bar, level crossing, decoupler or semaphore signal. In fact with this much control, their use is limited only by the ingenuity of the modeller.

We are a small family run business and value great customer service. Take a look around our web site, see our integrated product range and feel free to ask questions. We love hearing from you. We have a number of new products under development that will further enhance our product range and make your modelling life easier.

Dave and Sheila Fenton




MegaPoints Controllers VAT registration number: 249 9698 26.