Any modern Wi-Fi enabled device can be used as a controller, including Apple iPhones and iPads, and Android phones and tablets.
The Loco Remote module creates its own unique, password protected, long range Wi-Fi access point. You can customise the name for each loco. This is completely independent of other Wi-Fi networks such as your home Wi-Fi network and so can be used anywhere. Think of it like connecting your phone to a Wi-Fi network in a coffee shop.
It generates a robust, real time 2 way interactive user interface on the device with absolutely no special apps to download. Speed and battery level are continuously updated on the display.
As well as very fine speed control with smooth acceleration and deceleration, Loco Remote can optionally provide directionally switched LED lighting and support for external sound cards as well as an internal sound card. See the Guide & Shop page for a growing list of loco sound samples.
You can control several locos from one phone and even control the same loco from multiple phones simultaneously.
For visually impaired users, the Loco Remote control interface is compatible with Apple VoiceOver and Google Android TalkBack and can also be operated from large iPad and Android tablet screens such as the Amazon Fire.
Take a look round our website to get an idea of what Loco Remote can offer and to see which module is compatible with specific locos. Purchase securely using PayPal from the Guide & Shop.
Loco Remote has been designed in the UK by Chris Rennie, an experienced electronics engineer and garden railway enthusiast. Please contact us by email if you would like further help and information.