Electronics

This page is our web inventory of new and previously-owned electronic components to help you build and run your model railroad. It is sorted by manufacturer's name. Please note that we have a lot of other electronic parts and tools in the store; not all are listed on this web site.

Power Supply

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Bridgewerks
Product ID:
Magnum 5-SR
Scale:
G
Price:
$200.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
June 28, 2018
Notes:

5-amp transformer that provides the following:
- Speed governor
- Switchable momentum
- LED voltage & current meters
- Ball bearing fan
- Resettable circuit breakers
- Quick disconnect gold plated plug

Complete Rolling Thunder Receiver with Subwoofer Kit

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Broadway Limited
Product ID:
1595
Scale:
HO
Price:
$189.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
November 16, 2018
Notes:

The speakers in most HO scale locomotives will only reproduce sounds above approximately 600 hertz. The human ear can detect sounds between 20 to 20,000 hertz, and we can feel sounds at even lower frequencies. Many of the sounds real trains make are in the lower frequencies that models cannot reproduce. This is due to the tiny speakers which cannot move enough air. To overcome this shortcoming, Paragon3 incorporates a cutting edge radio transmitter system called Rolling Thunder™ that sends the low frequency sounds to a specially designed receiver and subwoofer under your layout. Since low frequency sounds have a longer wavelength, it is difficult for the human ear to detect the direction of the source. The result is that while the locomotive moves around the layout, you can hear the high frequency sounds coming from the locomotive, and the low frequency sounds from the subwoofer; all perfectly synchronized to the motion of the locomotive and the puffing of the smoke, and your ears will perceive the full array of sound as coming from the model! On a large layout, where a locomotive can be very far from the subwoofer, the Rolling Thunder™ system detects the distance and fades out the subwoofer until the locomotive gets close again, or, if another locomotive is in range, it will connect automatically to the subwoofer and begin playing its sounds at levels appropriate to its distance to the subwoofer. The system consists of the Paragon3 sound system in the locomotive, with its integral Rolling Thunder™ transmitter, a Rolling Thunder™ receiver box under the layout, and a powered subwoofer.
- Rolling Thunder™ receiver works with any Rolling Thunder™ equipped Paragon3 locomotive
- Rolling ThunderTM works with DC or DCC layouts. Just plug it in.
- 25 times more powerful than typical model train sound systems for sounds you can feel
- 2 available transmission frequencies
- to prevent wireless interference
- 29 available channels per frequency
- for additional wireless interference prevention
- Actual sounds of each locomotive play through subwoofer
- Subwoofer sounds are perfectly synchronized to the locomotive movement, sound effects and smoke, if applicable
- Subwoofer frequency response range from 20 to 600 Hz
- Subwoofer size 15.75 x 17.75 x 8.25 inches
- 8 inch polycarbonate cone
- Subwoofer volume goes to 11

DCC Decoders

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Digitrax
Status:
In stock
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

Papa Ben's has been an authorized Digitrax dealer since we opened our doors. We carry a large stock of decoders for all scales, complete DCC systems, and all the accessories you need to build your DCC setup, even down to hook-up wires!

Legacy Layout Control System ASC2

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Lionel
Product ID:
6-81639
Scale:
O
Price:
$75.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
March 09, 2018
Notes:

The LCS ASC2 (Accessory Switch Controller) lets you connect traditional switches, uncoupling and activation tracks, accessories, and lighting to your LCS system. The ASC2 can be configured to "switch mode" or two types of "accessory mode" operation. When configured in switch mode, an ASC 2 operates up to four remotely-operated switches from Lionel and other manufacturers. The ASC2 has eight Normally Open relays, with four banks of two complementary outputs. One pair of relays will activate the "THRU" position with one set of contacts, and the other set of contacts will activate the "OUT" position. Each relay is rated at 20 amps. The starting TMCC "SW" address (0-96) is user configurable and the next three switches are assigned the three subsequent IDs.

Legacy LCS

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Lionel
Product ID:
6-81499
Scale:
O
Price:
$20.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
March 09, 2018
Notes:

Layout Control System "Starter cable". Each LCS installation requires exactly one 6-81499 LCS Power Supply with DB9 Cable. This cable provides power for the control electronics of each LCS component in your installation. At one end, there's a DB9 serial cable to connect to your Lionel Command Base. The second cable end has an LCS PDI connector at the end of a 10' cable. This connects to the first LCS device in your installation. Finally, the third connection goes to the LCS power supply. This external power is passed through the LCS PDI cable and you can power dozens of LCS devices from it.

Legacy 990

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Lionel
Product ID:
6-14295
Scale:
O
Price:
$200.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
March 09, 2018
Notes:

The #990 Legacy Command Set features a #991 Legacy CAB-2 Remote Controller and a #992 Legacy Command Base/Charger, the two components you need to get started. Only one Legacy Command Base/Charger is required per layout. The Legacy Command Base/Charger receives information from the Remote Controller and sends it out to the track via a simple one-wire connection. But that's not all. The Legacy Command Base/Charger remembers information about your layout, enabling the CAB-2 Remote Controller to display road names and numbers on the LCD screen.

ZW Transformer

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Lionel
Product ID:
ZW
Scale:
O
Price:
$189.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
April 24, 2019
Notes:

This is Lionel's most powerful post-war transformer and produces 275 watts. It can operate up to four trains independently.

KW Transformer

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Lionel
Product ID:
KW
Scale:
O
Price:
$99.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
April 24, 2019
Notes:

190 watts. Dual controls to run two trains as the same time.

ZW Transformer

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Lionel
Product ID:
6-32930
Scale:
O
Price:
$199.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
July 03, 2019
Notes:

In like-new condition.

Powerhouse 180

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Lionel
Product ID:
6-22983
Scale:
O
Price:
$99.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
July 03, 2019
Notes:

180-watt power supply. We have two of these available.

TMCC Block Power Controller

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Lionel
Product ID:
6-14184
Scale:
O
Price:
$50.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
September 22, 2019
Notes:

In like-new condition! With original box.

TMCC Accessory Motor Controller

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Lionel
Product ID:
6-14183
Scale:
O
Price:
$55.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
September 22, 2019
Notes:

In like-new condition! With original box.

Transformer

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Marklin
Product ID:
6727a
Scale:
Z
Price:
$25.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
March 02, 2018

Transformer

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Marx
Product ID:
1859
Scale:
O
Price:
$50.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
March 15, 2019

Multi-meter

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Micronta
Product ID:
22-211a
Price:
$25.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
March 02, 2018

Lighted Latching SPST Push Button Switches

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Miniatronics Corp
Product ID:
33-123-02
Price:
$18.95
Status:
In stock
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

This is a package of two green LED-lighted latching SPST push button switches (left in the photos). Perfect for model railroad control panels. These are brand new products.

Lighted Latching SPST Push Button Switches

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Miniatronics Corp
Product ID:
33-125-02
Price:
$18.95
Status:
In stock
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

This is a package of two red LED-lighted latching SPST push button switches (right in the photos). Perfect for model railroad control panels. These are brand new products.

Transformer Tech 7 Ampac 700

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
0001270
Price:
$85.98
Status:
In stock
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

Train controller for one train, with an output of 15.5 VDC, 18.5 VAC (note Tech 7 Ampac 780 shown in photo).

Transformer Tech 7 Ampac 760

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
0001276
Price:
$99.98
Status:
In stock
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

Train controller for one train, with an output of 23 VDC, 18.5 VAC (note Tech 7 Ampac 780 shown in photo).

Transformer Tech 7 Ampac 780

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
0001278
Price:
$99.98
Status:
In stock
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

Controls one or two trains, with an output of 14.5 volts DC for each output at 10VA.

Decoder for Alco SD60, SD70, and F units

Category:
Electronics: DCC Sound Decoders
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
MRC1913
Scale:
HO
Price:
$99.98
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

Universal-fit decoder with prime mover sounds for Alco SD60, SD70, and F units, with 30 horns and 8 bells, and plug-in speaker with baffle.

Decoder for Athearn SD45/SD70

Category:
Electronics: DCC Sound Decoders
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
MRC1925
Scale:
HO
Price:
$99.98
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

Decoder for Athearn SD45/SD70 with speaker, and horn and bell sounds.

Universal RC Control Board

Category:
Electronics: DCC Sound Decoders
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
MRC1026
Price:
$109.98
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

Model Rectifier Corporation is releasing sound boards that will be able to be installed into any diesel locomotive and provide sounds, lighting, and throttle control without the consumer having to use DCC. Each product will include a transmitter that features throttle and direction control, and permits operation of all of the sound and lighting features of the module. The universal models MRC1026 and MRC1027 operate at different frequencies so two engines can be controlled independently on the same track.

Universal RC Control Board

Category:
Electronics: DCC Sound Decoders
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
MRC1027
Price:
$109.98
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018

Universal RC Control Board for Athearn SD45

Category:
Electronics: DCC Sound Decoders
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
MRC1028
Price:
$109.98
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018

ThrottlePack 9950

Category:
Electronics: Power Packs
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
MRC1320
Price:
$279.97
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

ThrottlePack 9950 LCD: 125W, with back-lit LCD display showing voltage and current, momentum capacity, and switch for G-scale.

ThrottlePack AC LCD

Category:
Electronics: Power Packs
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
MRC1321
Price:
$268.97
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

150W Power Pack for 3-rail O/S Lionel/MTH with buttons for bell and horns, plus back-lit LCD display showing voltage and current.

ThrottlePack 9900

Category:
Electronics: Power Packs
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
MRC1310
Price:
$224.98
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

80W. Can be used with smaller scales, and has special switch for G-scale.

ThrottlePack AC

Category:
Electronics: Power Packs
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
MRC1311
Price:
$199.98
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

100W Power Pack for 3-rail O/S Lionel/MTH with buttons for bell and horns.

Tech 4 600

Category:
Electronics: Power Packs
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
MRC600
Price:
$112.98
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

50W Power Pack with whistle/horn button.

16-Bit Light Steam with 23mm speaker

Category:
Electronics: DCC Sound Decoders
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
0001617
Price:
$67.98
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

Model Rectifier Corporation is releasing two, 16-bit Sound Decoders specially designed to fit into the many tight configurations prevalent in HO-scale steam locomotives. The are the "Light" steam locomotive decoder for use with 0-4-0, 0-6-0, smaller branchline, and switcher types of steam locos, and the "Heavy" steam locomotive decoder for use with larger mainline types of steam locos, like Big Boys, Challengers, and F.E.F. Northerns. Equipped with adjustable back EMF, these new decoders provide fine tuning of the motor PID output frequency to ensure silent running and flexible torque output to give the locomotive better pulling power and finer speed control on grades. Engineered in New Jersey, MRC's DCC team delivered! Each of these, small size, (27 x 17 x 6mm) decoders is designed for mounting where space permits, and includes an 8-pin NMRA connector, a 9-pin JST connector, plus a plug-in round speaker with baffle, and is designed and tested to operate with any NMRA compatible DCC System and MRC's exclusive line of Tech 6 DC Powerpacks with DCC capabilities. Each of the steam Select-Sound decoders feature:

  • 2 fully synchronized chuff types: articulated and non-articulated
  • 16-Bit "BrillianceT" sound
  • 16 levels of sound volume
  • Programming on the Main
  • Advanced Consisting
  • 1 Amp capacity
  • 2 Whistles
  • 2 Bells
  • 28 NMRA Accessory Functions
  • Supports 2 or 4 Digit Addressing
  • Supports Full Readback Of All CV's
  • Supports Custom Speed Tables
  • Adjustable Back-EMF

16-Bit Medium/Heavy Steam with 28mm speaker

Category:
Electronics: DCC Sound Decoders
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Product ID:
0001618
Price:
$67.98
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018

MRC Tech 6 Sound Controller

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Model Rectifier Corporation
Price:
$149.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
September 05, 2018
Notes:

This MRC train controller will provide 6 amps of power and will allow you to access all of the sounds and lighting features available in any locomotives that are equipped with DCC (NMRA spec) sound decoders. The unit comes with a base unit, power supply, and a handheld.

Z-4000 Transformer

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
MTH Electric Trains
Product ID:
40-4000
Scale:
O
Price:
$300.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
November 26, 2018
Notes:

400 Watts. One 14-volt 3-amp fixed output; one 10-volt 3amp fixed output, and two 180-watt track outputs.

RailKing Z-Controller

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
MTH Electric Trains
Product ID:
40-1000B
Scale:
O
Price:
$25.00
Status:
Consignment
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
November 26, 2018
Notes:

This AC transformer can be used to power small- to medium-sized O-scale layouts.

Ring Engineering End-of-Train device on coupler

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Ring Engineering
Product ID:
EOT-33-Y
Scale:
HO
Price:
$39.94
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

Ring Engineering is announcing a new end-of-train device mounted on scale whisker coupler. Because the flasher circuit is under the truck, the installation does not affect freight car loads.

DSP-80 SurroundTraxx Layout Surround Sound System for Locomotives

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Soundtraxx
Product ID:
840001
Scale:
N
Price:
$595.00
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

The Soundtraxx SurroundTraxx surround sound system is available for full-scale sound for N-scalers. This allows the large off-board speakers to produce the full frequency range of sound, to travel around the layout with the locomotive!

TSU-750 for UP Gas Turbine

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Soundtraxx
Product ID:
827015
Scale:
N
Price:
$139.95
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

Soundtraxx has two decoders specifically for N-scale. With the popularity of N-scale growing, they have a few items that are suited for these small models. The TSU-750 Micro-Tsunami is a small decoder that will easily fit into many N-scale steam loco tenders, but they have many Micro Tsunami decoders for diesels as well. The TSU-750 for the UP Turbine can easily fit into the N-scale Turbines produced in brass, or the new models produced by Con-Cor. This will give prototypical turbine operation in a compact decoder that should be an easy installation into the model. These decoders are available today.

TSU-750 for Dual 567 for E units

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Soundtraxx
Product ID:
827018
Scale:
N
Price:
$139.95
Status:
In stock or can be ordered
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

The TSU-750 for EMD Dual 567 can be installed into Kato's N-scale E8, with some minor chassis milling.

Just Plug

Category:
Electronics
Brand:
Woodland Scenics
Status:
In stock
To Order:
e-mail, call: (713) 523-5600, or come by the store
Added On:
January 02, 2018
Notes:

We carry the entire Woodland Scenics Just Plug™ lighting system of components. No electrical knowledge or special tools needed; just plug and you're done! The Just Plug Lighting System is a quick and easy way to add realism and interest to new and existing layouts and other projects. Individual bulb brightness can be controlled, and the modular design allows for easy expansion. Just Plug is compatible with DCC and works for any scale. To learn more, watch the video below: