SE8C Related Accessories
SMBK Signal Mast Base Kit
SDCK Signal Driver Cable Kit
SMHK Signal Mounting Hardware Kit
TSMK Terminal Strip Mounting Kit
To implement signaling, you’ll need to know how the SE8C works.
Click here for SE8C Manual The basics of how to use your SE8C.
Signaling Glossary A collection of signaling terminology.
SE8C Address Ranges for Signals and Other LocoNet Device.
Includes links to Default Addresses for Board Ids 01-12
SE8C Default Switch Address Range Usage For Board IDs 01-36
SE8C Board ID Default Settings
Click here for SE8C 44-Pin Edge Connector Pin Out
To realize the full feature potential of the SE8C you will need a computer and compatible software.
Links to Software For Controlling Signals:
NOTE: The following are two examples of how to set up signaling using Railroad & Company Version 4.7.
You must have RR & Co. Software installed on your system to run these files.
ABS Example Files for Railroad & Company
CTC Example files for Railroad & Company
To set up prototypical signaling, you’ll need to do some research.
Railroad Signaling by Brian Solomon $34.95 MSRP ISBN 0-7603-1360-1 Available from your favorite hobby shop or from www.motorbooks.com (1-800-826-6600) or www.amazon.com.
All About Signals by John Armstrong. Out of print but if you can get your hands on this, it’s a great reference.
Links to Signaling Web Sites:
These sites are very useful for researching prototype signaling practices. These sites are owned and maintained by third parties. Digitrax, Inc. is not responsible for any content contained in these websites.
Railway Signalling and Operations FAQ by Mark D. Bej
North American Signaling by Carsten S. Lundsten
European Signaling by Country (In German, some pages available in English)
Unless you are building your own signals, you’ll need to find a supplier.
Links to Sources of Model Signals:
These sites are suppliers of scale model signal hardware. These sites are owned and maintained by third parties. Digitrax, Inc. is not responsible for any content contained in these websites.
Brawa Signaling Products-European Prototype Signals
Busch Signaling Products-European Prototype Signals
Circuitron Slow Motion Turnout Machines and More! Sold in most hobby stores.
Details West Detail Parts for Signals
NJ International All brass construction, painted and lighted.
Oregon Rail Supply Flexible system of signal heads, LEDs, etc. Parts molded in black styrene.
Sunrise Enterprises Assembled cast metal signals.
Tomar Industries Beautiful prototypical signals individually assembled and painted, lost wax brass castings
Walthers Catalog Offers Signaling Products by many different manufacturers all in one place.
Viessmann European Prototype Signals.
Advanced SE8C Topics Not Included in the SE8C Manual
Please read and understand the SE8C Manual before attempting these topics.
Position Light Signals:
Pennsylvania RR Permissive Position Signals,
Pennsylvania RR Absolute Position signals,
B & O and N&W RR Color Position Signals.
Semaphore Signals using slow motion turnout machines.
Using 2 Aspect Mode.
Broadcast Address Control Range.
Using SE8C on non-LocoNet DCC layouts.
Using SE8C on non-DCC layouts.
SE8C Semaphore and Broadcast Control Switch Address Ranges