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Deluxe Switch Control Box
Deluxe Switch Control Box
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

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RailRoad Modeling

Atlas has upgrades their classic remote control switch controller. Resembling a CTC component, Deluxe Switch Control Box is designed to work with all of their switch machines.
    Atlas has developed an all new Deluxe Control Switch Box to join our line of reliable electrical components. Practical for all scales and updated to include an illumination feature, this component will help bring your trains to life!

    Designed to work in conjunction with the ever popular Atlas #56 Switch Control Box, it will also integrate with the Atlas #200 Snap-Relay or other solenoid activated devices such as the Atlas O #6098 and Atlas #66 Deluxe Under-Table Switch Machines.

    Used in conjunction with the Atlas O #6924 Non-Derail Circuit Board, the 2 products will allow for uninterrupted, safe passage of 3-rail trains over the long insulated closure rails of scale-configured switches.
    - Atlas

In the package
Atlas packs this controller in a fitted blister pack backed by a heavy card label. Inside is the assembled control box, basic instruction diagram, a bag of screws and two blade connectors, and a sheet of self-adhesive numbers.

    * Illuminated red/green LEDs
    * Prototypical CTC switch appearance
    * Ability to connect multiple Atlas #57 control boxes together for a truly great switching experience
    * Connects with ease to Atlas switch machines (52, 53, 584, 585, 2715, 2716, 6099, 65, 66, 6098, 200 and 2065)
    WARNING: As per any twin-coil switch machine, it is recommended that you do not activate the button for longer than 1 second as it could lead to damage of the switch motor. Using this item in conjunction with Atlas Non-Derail Circuit Board (Item #6924) will prevent accidental overload.

The box is metal and plastic. It has a CTC-style lever switch throw. A red and a green LED can be wired to illuminate.

The two blade connectors allow you to join as many Deluxe Switch Control Boxs as you have space and power for.

Atlas has created the Deluxe Switch Control Box to accept power from Atlas, Atlas O, Lionel, and MTH powerpacks. It can power many comparable switch machines.

Included is a black-and-white diagram for wiring the Deluxe Switch Control Box to the power source and the switch machine.

Atlas' website hosts URLs to three color illustrated diagrams:
    - Updated Wiring instructions as of 8/8/11
    - Wiring for Switch Throw Controlled LED Illumination
    - Wiring instructions with Item# 6924 Non-Derail Circuit Board

This is a neat upgrade to the venerable Atlas #56 Switch Control Box. accept power from Atlas, Atlas O, Lionel, and MTH powerpacks. It can power many comparable switch machines. The simple design does not need special equipment to hook it up. It can accept power from Atlas, Atlas O, Lionel, and MTH powerpacks, and can power many comparable switch machines.

I think it will enhance my layout switch control panel and recommend it.
Highs: Good looking design representing a CTC board switch. Versatility. accept power from Atlas, Atlas O, Lionel, and MTH powerpacks. It can power many comparable switch machines.
Verdict: I think it will enhance my layout switch control panel.
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: 57
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  PUBLISHED: Oct 12, 2014

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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