Fascia Controllers

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Fascia Controllers are in stock and shipping! Pushbutton with Built-in 2 Color LED Ring Light is in stock and shipping!

It’s like Xmas in the lab! Testing the Green-Red balance on a batch of Fascia Controller LEDs.

Back-Mount

Back-Mount Fascia Controller

Black Fascia Controller positioned for Righthand turnout
White Fascia Controller positioned for Lefthand turnout

4.50

Color :
White and Black versions mounted on 1/4″ hardboard. Mounting went very quickly using the drill template (see below).
Back-Mount Fascia Controllers on 1/4″ hardboard panel.

The Back-Mount Fascia Controller is designed for simple mounting on the back of your control panel. Comes fully assembled with on-board pushbutton, Green-Red LEDs and drive electronics.

Two sets of mounting holes provided so mounting screws are aligned vertically whether used for a righthand or a lefthand turnouts.

Just 0.6″ x 0.9″ in size which permits close spacing when required. The two unused mounting locations can be trimmed with diagonal cutters for tight spacing when adjacent turnouts face opposite directions.

Configured for Dual Green-Red LEDs out of the box. Change to dual Green-only LEDs with two trace cuts. Change to a single Green-Red LED for crossovers with two trace cuts. See table below.

Available in Black or White to blend with your control panel.

Easy to install. Drill three 3/32″ pilot holes on 0.39″ (25/64″) spacing, then enlarge the center hole to 9/16″ for the components. Use the available Drill Template (see below) for fast installs.

Includes a 12″ cable for connection to a QuadLN_S I/O port. Add servo extension cables as needed for longer distances. Parallel multiple Fascia Controllers using Y cables.

Drill Template for Back-Mount Fascia Controller

0.95

Drill template made from pcb material for help in locating mounting holes for the Back Mount Fascia Controller above. Position at the desired location on your control panel then match up one of the two track lines to your diagram.

Front-Mount

Front-Mount Fascia Controller

3.95

Color :

The Front-Mount Fascia Controller is designed for simple mounting on the front of your control panel. Comes fully assembled with on-board pushbutton, Green-Red LEDs and drive electronics.

Just 9/16″ in diameter, permits close spacing when required.

Configured for Dual Green-Red LEDs out of the box. Change to dual Green-only LEDs with two trace cuts. Change to a single Green-Red LED for crossovers with two trace cuts. See table below.

Available in Black or White to blend with your control panel.

Drill a 7/16″ clearance hole for the cable then attach with a thin bead of glue or adhesive caulk around the perimeter. Or recess mount using the optional bezel (available soon) for a dressier appearance.

Includes a 12″ cable for connection to a QuadLN_S I/O port. Add servo extension cables as needed for longer distances. Parallel multiple Fascia Controllers using Y cables.

Configuring Back-Mount and Front-Mount Fascia Controllers

Both the Back-Mount and the Front-Mount Fascia Controllers can be easily configured via trace cuts to match the trackwork or to best fit the color-vision abilities of the operators. Here is a table showing three configurations.

CONFIGURATION

Default

Closed

Thrown

Single Color

Closed

Thrown

Single LED

Closed

Thrown

LED A Color

No cuts

GREEN

RED

Cut RED trace

GREEN

Not lit

No cuts

GREEN

RED

LED B Color

No cuts

RED

GREEN

Cut RED trace

Not Lit

GREEN

Cut BOTH traces

Not Lit

Not Lit

DIY Fascia Controller Interface boards

DIY FC with Solder Pads

DIY FC with Screw Terminals

This board is designed to make it as easy as possible to interface your own Pushbutton and LEDs to the QuadLN_S.

Handles up to two bi-color LEDs in common anode, common cathode or 2-lead form factor, or up to four single color LEDs.

An on-board LED driver provides plenty of LED current without adding any load to the QuadLN_S I/O pins.

Built-in resistors so the board is ready to go out of the box, plus there are jumpers and trace cuts to adjust the LED drive levels if required.

Available with solder pads or screw terminals.

Comes with a 12″ cable that is compatible with servo extension cables.

2.95

4.25

Check out this video by Connor Daumann showing the new DIY Fascia Controller driving great looking ESwitch pushbutton with built-in bi-color Red-Green LED. Notice the LED animation on each press? That’s the QuadLN_S indicating that the servo is in motion! The ESwitch PV series pushbutton is not cheap but the built-in LED really helps conserve control panel real estate. Thank you to Connor for the great video.

Mini DIY Fascia Controller Interface boards

Mini DIY FC with Solder Pads

Mini DIY FC with Screw Terminals

The DIY Fascia Controller is also available in this smaller version that handles one bi-color LED in common anode, common cathode or 2-lead form factor, or two single color LEDs.

2.75

3.50

16mm Pushbutton with 2 Color Red/Green LED Ring Light + Mini DIY Fascia Controller bundle

16mm pushbutton and wiring harness
Pushbutton wired to a Mini DIY Fascia Controller
Short video showing the button in action
Video showing button installation

Pushbutton + Mini DIY bundle with solder pads

10.95

Pushbutton + Mini DIY bundle with screw terminals

11.75