Our special effects lighting kits are just the thing to make your layout, model vehicle or locomotive come alive. Our "gumball" beacons also look absolutely awesome when installed in static model aircraft and boats. The 1" X 1" circuit board used to create the effects can be easily mounted under the layout near the vehicle, structure or device to be controlled. Its small size permits easy installation not only under a R/R layout but "on board" a train as well. For model cars, the circuit board may be mounted inside the model supporting case.
Each of these devices can be powered with 6-20 volts ac or dc from track power or 12 vac from a Cir-Kit Concepts CK1009B transformer. For short durations, such as in model or diorama contests, a common 9-volt transistor battery can provide power for up to two hours. All come with complete installation instructions.
The special electronics in our "gumball" beacons create an impression that they are actually rotating. These devices are not merely flashers, but display brilliant prototypical type action that must be seen to be appreciated.
Small Scale Beacons
The HO and N scale GRS1005 and GRS1011 rotating beacons are each equipped with a tin-plated motor housing and a colored 1.5 volt micro bulb. Normal bulb brightness punctuated by high intensity flashes every second gives an extremely realistic rotating appearance.
Large Scale Beacons
The GRS1005-1 and GRS1011-1 micro liting devices have been developed primarily for the larger S,O and G scale train layouts and for 1/18 and 1/25 scale cars. Both versions are equipped with a tin-plated motor housing and a larger 3.0 volt GOR bulb that closely replicates these scales. Normal bulb brightness punctuated by high intensity flashes every 1 1/2 seconds gives an extremely realistic rotating appearance. The GRS1005-1 comes with a GRS506 red 3.0V GOR bulb and the GRS1011-1 with a GRS507 amber bulb.