My Controllers

Since my last move, I have not owned any street controllers. I have my signals running to my satisfaction on hobby circuit board controllers. That said, there’s something special about the look and sound of an electromechanical controller, so I may end up getting one again someday.  Thanks to Phil Glick and Steven Gambara for their help getting the electromechanical controllers running and configured.


A local signal contractor sold me the solid-state Marbelite flasher above.  This is such a small unit that, in hindsight, I wish I’d kept it when I sold the house.


The first full controller I owned was a General Traffic Equipment (GTE) unit made for New Orleans in 1993.


The next controller I got was a similar, but slightly newer, GTE controller that was retired from Brooklyn, NY.   I picked this one up from the GTE warehouse in Poughkeepsie, NY.  I have posted some Youtube videos of this controller: