Loco Remote is the smooth and easy way to add sophisticated remote control for any 3V to 12V battery loco
The Loco Remote system is made up of a very small electronic module that fits in the loco, and a controller interface that the module generates on a Wi-Fi device such as a smartphone.
Current output of the lights option has increased to 150mA, enough to drive up to 8 LEDs at the same time.
Internal sound card option provides 4 horn and/or whistle sounds recorded from full size locos. Just connect a small 8 ohm speaker directly to the module.
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Any modern Wi-Fi enabled device can be used as a controller, including Apple iPhones and Android phones.
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. 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.
You can control as many locos as you like 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.