Electronic control system for model railroads

  • US 4,914,431 A
  • Filed: 04/13/1987
  • Issued: 04/03/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/16/1984
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An electronic control system for selecting and controlling effects associated with a remote object on a model railroad layout comprising:

  • means for generating a plurality of predetermined state control signals;

    a state generator in the remote object for generating a plurality, n, of operating state signals wherein one operating state signal at a time is generated in response to said state control signals to select one of a predetermined number of effects groups;

    means in the remote object for generating a plurality, m, of effect control signals; and

    means in the remote object responsive to predetermined combinations of said n operating state signals and said m effect control signals, where m and n are both greater than one, for selecting and controlling effects among the selected effects group.

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