NEW PRODUCT UPDATES 27/09/17
New for 2017 - Crossing Lights with Boom Gates
New for 2017 - Multi Aspect Signals with Shunt Targets
New for 2017 - 4 Aspect High Speed Signals
New for 2017 - Level crossing signs
New for 2017 - Double Arm Semaphore Signals
New for 2017 - 2 & 3 Aspect Ground Signals
Check out the new range in the 2017 product brochure by clicking on the link above.
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Prior Updates and Releases
HMA NSW Multi Target Prototypical Signals
HMA NZR Crossing Lights in both Sn3 1/2 and HO Gauge
HMA Cars with illuminated head & Tail Lights in both N & HO Gauge
H.M.A. 160 SERIES SEARCHLIGHT SIGNALS
Developed from the popular 150 Series 3 colour searchlight signals, the 160 Series are new fine scale two colour searchlight signals. Available as a single head or dual head, with in line and staggered versions.
H.M.A. 2104 YARD GROUND SIGNAL FOR "HO"/"OO" SCALE
Previously marketed as "N" Scale, but slightly overscale, this signal was often used by HO/OO modellers. With the introduction of a NEW true scale, H.M.A. 104 for N Scale, we have decided to keep the earlier Yard Ground Signal as the HO/OO version. Part No. HMA 2104
H.M.A. 118 STAND-ALONE STROBE FLASHER UNIT:
This new stand alone unit has been made available to run the Strobe Crossing Lights. This unit also resolves the difficulty that arose if Strobe Crossing Lights were to operate on multi-track level crossings. (Previously, only one of the tracks could operate the Strobe-Light). Now, the new stand alone Strobe Flasher Unit fits between the standard H.M.A. 110 Flasher Unit and however many H.M.A 115 Activator or Alternative Detection Units are necessary for the number of tracks at any given railway crossing. The Activator/Strobe Flasher Unit H.M.A. 119, will still be available, as this represents the cheapest alternative if using a single track crossing with H.M.A. Reed Switches to detect the trains.
UPGRADED H.M.A. 2100 and H.M.A. 2101 SIGNALS
We are introducing upgraded versions of our two-aspect H.M.A. 2100 and H.M.A. 2101 signals. These stand taller, and use brass etched ladders and target faces for a much finer scale and true height appearance. The new signals will use our two wire bi-polarity control. If traditional three wire operation is required, these new signals can be produced by special request in this format.
Be sure to take a look at the "NEW LINES" section as it now shows the first pictures of the "H.O. Scale One-Fifty series Searchlight signals"......
Unfortunately, the "One-Fifty" Series refers to the Part Number not the cost, although I am old enough to remember when signals were that price!
The "One-Fifty" Series signals may be run most simply as only 2 colours; Red & Green. Or the more challenging wiring method giving 3 colours; Red/Green and Yellow. With HMA 152/153 Distant signals remaining Yellow/Green only.
The "Diagrams" section of this web-site has circuits showing ways to wire the "One-Fifty" Series, either as 2 colour signals using point motor or manual switches, or as 3 colour signals using Rotary switches (Manual only). We have also included a circuit diagram showing how to set our Crossing Light Activator system to work for varying train lengths. We employ a simple system using Reed Switches influenced by the permanent magnets in the locomotive motors to trigger our activators, but I'm sure some clever modellers could adapt infra-red L.E.D's or motion sensing equipment to do the same thing.
Some lucky customers will find included with their purchase a complimentary "Hydrastone" Relay Cabinet to sit next to their signal!. Be sure to ask your Hobby shop about "Hydrastone" wagon loads and accessories, such as, trackside cabinets, stone fencing and station accessories.
For those who enjoy an electronic challenge, "Model Railroader Magazine" has an article showing circuits to run three colour L.E.D. signals as automatic block signalling, in issues March and April 2001.... (I think I'll stick to reed switches and relays.)
Please feel free to Email us any questions, as they will help us to choose useful topics of interest to use on this site.
We are planning further improvements and hoping to introduce some other signals to fill gaps in the range, but be assured that no later models will cause earlier items to become obsolete!
Be sure to take a look at the Bi-Polarity circuit already on the website as some later signals are bound to use this system to keep costs low and wiring simple.