1:8 Train Locomotive

One of the interesting applications we've been involved with involves 1:8 scale train locomotives.  Many years ago we partnered with a small company that needed a way to control their train locomotive throttle.  They decided to use our 723 Series ERC actuator with our proportional controller and an analog input.  Because safety was of the utmost concern, in the event of a failure are able to disengage the clutch and have a spring centering mechanism brings the train to a stop.

The trainmaster locomotive pictured above from one of their customers and is 22 inches high, 16 inches wide and 9 feet long... and yes, you can ride them!