Following are the new 2006 Systems/Digital items announced by Märklin.
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Prices good through March 15, 2006.
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Märklin 72442: Braking Module
Signal mechanism with integrated circuits for controlled stopping
of digital locomotives with high-efficiency propulsion. This module
has connections for a two-aspect color light signal, for the 3 necessary
lengths of track for controlled stopping of a locomotive. The braking
module is operated either with a k 83 decoder or with a 7272/72720
conventional control box. Dimensions 100 x 54 x 22 mm / 3-15/16"
x 2-1/8" x 7/8". The braking module requires 3 electrically
isolated lengths of track in the signal area. The first part is a
transition area, which corresponds to the length of a ski-shaped pickup
shoe (approx. 70 - 90 mm / 3" 4"). The second length
of track is the actual braking area, in which the locomotive comes
to a controlled stop. The length of the braking area is determined
by the brake delay setting on the locomotives decoder. This
second length of track should be at least 40 - 50 cm / 16"
20". The third length of track is a safety section, in which
the operating voltage is turned off as in standard signal blocks.
This prevents the locomotive from running through the
signal block unintentionally. The braking module can be used for color
light and for semaphore signals. Locomotives with built-in digital
or Delta electronic circuits without a control feature sometimes come
to a stop in the braking section or even in the safety section. We
cannot tell you exactly how each of these locomotives will behave.
We therefore do not recommend using the 72442 braking module with
locomotive decoders that do not have a control feature.
All of the connections use the new plugs. This brake module works
the same as the 72441 brake module.