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Touch Toggles: the replacement for the toggle switch.

Touch Toggles are a system of modular Touch Controls. Years of design and research has created a system which is easy to install, easy to use and affordable.

Pre-engineered touch control parts let anyone build a control panel with plug together parts and tools we all know how to use: scissors and tape!

Touch Toggles sense your finger’s presence from behind glass, paper, or plastic. Touching our standard toggle changes its indicator from green to red, and back again with the next touch. The circuit turns on and off, or the switch machine moves back and forth. Momentary controls are also available to operate like a door bell push-button: on only as long as your touch is present for uncouplers,  accessories, and sounds. All the toggles plug into a control base that lets each toggle operate any connected device. Different control bases are used for different types of devices.


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Watch the Video of a Touch Toggle Installation

See how easy it is!

The full detailed description of the Touch Toggle System

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Read about Berrett Hill. Contact Kevin Hunter with questions at kevin@berretthill.com or 443 527 6320.

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Systems

Relay Systems 

On or off? Relays provide real switch-contact control for traditional circuits. Each Relay System Base lets Touch Toggles control SPDT contacts that can switch up to 10 amps of AC, DC, track power, or signals. Like all our 12v powered bases, you can daisy-chain to a series of Bases side by side to share a power supply. Connect a string of Relay Bases to control up to 20 switches from one 12v power supply. Save when you purchase a Relay System Package including the Touch Toggles.
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Direct Systems – for Tortoise and Stall Motors

Ideal to operate Tortoise, or any stall motor switch machine. The Direct Base provides short-proof reversing power with just two wire connections. The same DC power can power small lights, and accessories up to 60ma. Save when you get Toggles and a Base in a Direct System Package. Team them up with our Easy-Wire Tortoise Adapters for a solder free installation.

3-Wire Twin-Coil Snap-Action System

Operates twin coil three wire type machines like Atlas, Bachmann, NJ, and Peco. Our innovative design has charge management to make sure every snap is a good snap. Bundle a base with your favorite Touch Toggles for a package deal.

The 2-Wire Bipolar Snap Action System

For Kato, Rapido Trains and European 2 wire coil machines.

 Servo Control System

Some modelers are looking to Radio Control type Servo Motors to throw switches and animation. These little motors used to steer RC cars and planes offer a powerful, adjustable, and inexpensive alternative to traditional switch machines. Our Servo Control Bases control 4 or 8 RC servo motors for 2 position operation. Every servo driven by our system can be adjusted for start position, stop position and speed! Save when you order in a Servo System Package with all the Touch Toggles included! (Review our Setting Up and Adjusting Servos page for all the fine print.)

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The Universal Translator lets you use Touch Toggles for local control of your DCC decoders.

Now Touch Toggles can control and properly indicate DCC controlled turnouts; Our Translator is fluent in the language of many different types of decoders. More Info on Universal Translator

Control Other Systems

Operate Tam Valley Depot’s servo control systems with Touch Triggers. Just plug them in for instant Touch fascia controls. We now offer Mini-Cup fascia mount Touch Triggers for a clean installation.

Our MR Servo Kit uses Touch Toggles to operate MR-Servo units by Iowa Scaled Engineering.

Our Touch Toggles play well with Arduinos

Use Touch Toggles in your own electronic project. Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, TTL and CMOS logic

We now offer adapters for the Grove System plug together Arduino boards.

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Tortoise Electrical Adapters:

Make your Tortoise brand switch machines a lot easier to wire!

 

The Mini-Cup Togglemini-toggle-1light

Our new fascia mounting Mini-Cup Touch Toggle is a one piece Toggle and mount. It’s about 2/3 the size of our older Toggle Cup mount and is available with either one-light or two-light indication. Look at the details here!


>> Watch the video with Berrett Hill’s Kevin Hunter installing the system on Joey Ricard’s Trackside Scenery layout.

Take a photo tour of an installation of a typical Touch Toggle control panel

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We offer an Undertable Servo Mount to make it easy to operate model railroad turnouts with common radio-control servos. These popular mounts are now available with a micro-switch to provide direct, dependable electrical switching for frog power or signals!

Our In-Table servo well mount. Use just one tool to install and there’s no under table work!  Now our in-table mounts are available with a micro-switch to provide electrical contacts too!

Our Switch Machine Terminal Adapters greatly simplify wiring Tortoise switch machines!

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Solutions for over sensitive Touch Toggle packages

Contact Kevin Hunter with questions at kevin@berretthill.com or 443 527 6320.

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