Analogue DC control is simple to understand and use. The controller unit supplies up to 12 volts DC to the two rails of the track, with power being collected by the wheels of locomotives to supply the motor. Altering the setting of the controller adjusts the voltage and thereby the speed of the train and reversing polarity reverses the trains' direction.
One controller can be used to supply several locomotives or trains, however all trains will run and stop at the same time. When a second circuit of track is added another controller is required to run the circuits separately. Isolating rail joiners or isolator tracks can be used to make sections of a layout which can be switched off, allowing additional trains and locomotives to be stopped or stored in sidings while another train is running.

These controllers are suitable for gauges N, OO, HO and O and for all manufactuers' trains.

The alternative control system is DCC Digital Command Control which uses an on-board microprocessor fitted to each train. Offering a wide range of functionality including sound systems DCC is worth considering for a new layout. Please call us if you have any questions.

Recommended for expanding model railways
Hornby HM2000 Twin Controller Transformer R8012
An excellent twin-track power controller unit, with power outputs for accessories provided, allowing point motors to be connected without needing another power supply. The power transformer is incorporated into the controller, it has a 240-volt AC power cable and plug attached and the transformer is built in.
Connects to mains and provides high output speed control for two loco's on separate tracks. 16v AC & 12v DC power outputs for signals and lights are also provided.
This is the one! A good standard railway controller that is capable of providing power for most normal (analogue) model railway layouts.
£99.99
MRP £115.99you save £16.00
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #1286)
Hornby Single Track Train Controller R8250
Controls the direction and speed of one locomotive. Input is 16V AC from the standard wall plug mains transformer (P9000, NOT INCLUDED). Output is 0 - 12V to the track.
Supplied fitted with 760mm lead with plug to connect to R8206 Power Track.
This item does not include a transformer. The power supply required is the P9000 - 220-240V 50-60Hz Transformer.
£31.99
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Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #23157)
Bachmann 12v Power Controller with Transformer 36-565
Recommended single-track train controller.

An ideal choice when adding a second track to a basic trainset circle.oval, this 12-volt DC single track controller, analogue, is supplied with a plug-top mains power transformer and track power connector for OO track. For N gauge track we suggest using the Peco ST-9 power connector.

£49.95
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(Product Ref #48433)

Hornby P9000 UK Mains 220-240V 50-60Hz Transformer.

Replacement transformer suitable for R8250 Train Controller

£20.99
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(Product Ref #38314)
Gaugemaster Model Combi Single Track Train Controller COMBI
An uncomplicated handset style controller which comes complete with a separate, dedicated transformer plugging directly into a wall socket with a 1.8m lead to plug into the controller.
The can be fixed to a panel or direct to the baseboard. This means that small layouts which have to be put away will not be encumbered with trailing wires & heavy transformers. The casings are made from high impact ABS & the control circuits give the same running characteristics as our traditional controllers.
The transformer is available separately as model WM1.
£40.00
MRP £42.95you save £2.95
Available from shops: Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #34385)
Single Track Transformer Controller for ‘N’, ‘OO’ and most small Gauges
Input: Mains (240 volts A.C.) use 3 amp fuse
Output: 1 x 12v D.C. at 1 amp uncontrolled for accessories
1 x 12v D.C. controlled at 1 amp
1 x 16v A.C. at 1 amp for accessories
1 x 16v A.C. DIN Socket for Gaugemaster handheld units (HH,W and WS)
Measurements: 148mm x 90mm x 125mm deep
£89.95
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(Product Ref #33980)
Gaugemaster Model D Twin Track Controller D
Good general purpose twin track Transformer/Controller for N, OO and most small gauge layouts.
Input: Mains 240v AC - use 3 amp fuse
Output: 2 x 12v DC at 1 amp each controlled
1 x 16v AC at 1 amp for accessories
1 x 12v DC at 1 amp uncontrolled for accessories
Measurements: 148mm x 90mm x 125mm deep.
£99.95
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Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #24100)
Gaugemaster Model 100MO - Single Track O Gauge Controller 100MO
Single Track Transformer Controller for a O Gauge Layout
Input: Mains (240 volts A.C.) use 3 amp fuse
Output: 1 x 12v D.C. at 1 amp uncontrolled for accessories
1 x 12v D.C. controlled at 2.5 amp
1 x 16v A.C. at 1 amp for accessories
Measurements: 148mm x 90mm x 125mm deep
£89.95
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Gaugemaster Model HH - Walkabout Unit with Feedback HH
A good hand-held or walkabout type controller handset with a 1.5m lead attached. The controller features feedback compensation, giving better control of train speed over changing conditions, such as curves or grades.
Suitable for most small gauges.

Input:1 x 16v A.C. at a maximum of 1.25 amps Requires T1, M1 Transformer, or 100M Controller
Output: 1 x 12v D.C. at 1 amp controlled
Measurements: 75mm x 50mm x 27mm deep
Fitted with 1.5 metres of 4 core cable

Not suitable for use with coreless design motors or models fitted with DCC decoders.
£39.95
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Gaugemaster Model WS - Walkabout Unit with Inertia WS
Single Track Walkabout Controller with simulation for ‘N’, ‘OO’ and most small Gauges
Input: 1 x 16v A.C. at 1.25 amps Requires T1, M1 Transformer, or 100M Controller��
Output: 1 x 12v D.C. at 1 amp controlled
Measurements: 109mm x 59mm x 20mm deep
Fitted with 1.5 metres of 4 core cable.
£59.95
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Available from shops: Cardiff: 1
(Product Ref #45359)
Gaugemaster Wall Mounted Transformer 1x 18vAC/1amp WM1
The casing is made from high impact ABS
Input: Mains (240v A.C.)
Output: 1 x 18v A.C. at 1.1 amp
Measurements: 65mm x 80mm x 83mm
£18.95
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(Product Ref #45393)
Gaugemaster Model T1 -Transformer 2x 16v AC/1.25amps T1
A useful AC transformer ideal for providing power for controllers and point motor supplies. Two 16-volt output windings are provided at a maximum output of 1.25amps.
Please note that this transformer must be installed inside an enclosure suitable for mains power use.
£27.95
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(Product Ref #45371)
Open Construction Transformer
Input: Mains (240v A.C.) use 3 amp fuse
Requires own mains lead & plug to be fitted
Output: 1 x 18v A.C. at 2.5 amps (for ‘O’ Gauge)
Requires own wires and cutouts as necessary
£27.95
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(Product Ref #33978)
Open Construction Transformer
Input: Mains (240v A.C.) use 3 amp fuse
Requires own mains lead & plug to be fitted
Output: 1 x 24v A.C. at 1.25 amps (for CDU)
Requires own wires and cutouts as necessary
£27.95
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(Product Ref #45372)

Open Construction Transformer
Input: Mains (240v A.C.) use 3 amp fuse
Requires own mains lead & plug to be fitted
Output: 1 x 12v A.C. at 5 amps
Requires own wires and cutouts as necessary

£29.95
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(Product Ref #45373)
Booster unit to increase output voltage for use with larger scale models.
£52.50
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(Product Ref #50298)
Mains Transformer - fully cased, plugged and output protected with circuit breakers
Input: Mains (240v A.C.) use 3 amp fuse
Output: 2 x 16v A.C at 1 amp each
Measurements: 99mm x 75mm x 65mm
£49.95
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(Product Ref #38381)
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