The Motorman



The Motorman is an automatic train shuttle controller for both DC and DCC locomotives.  Using TrainSpotter infrared proximity detectors at each end, The Motorman will continuously drive the train back and forth, automatically stopping and reversing at the end of track.  With control of the speed, locomotive address, delay time, and other settings, a fully customized experience can be created.


  • Control DC or DCC locomotives
  • Stores settings for up to 15 locomotives
  • Adjustable acceleration and deceleration rates
  • Operates any long or short DCC address, including consists
  • Supports intermediate stops (with additional sensors)
  • Operates up to 6 accessory decoders based on selectable trigger events
  • Fully integrated unit with simple, intuitive interface
  • Built-in track short circuit protection
  • Optional track power switch for use with existing DC / DCC system

Typical Applications

  • Train show demo layouts
  • Museum displays
  • Home layout automation

Kit Contents

  • Control unit with LCD and buttons
  • Faceplate & hardware (pre-installed)
  • 12V / 3A power supply
  • 2x TrainSpotter infrared detectors


4.5"(L) x 4"(W) x 1.25"(H)


The complete gEDA design files are available on GitHub.

User Manual


  • $99.00

  • 1 in stock


Write a review

Note: HTML is not translated!
    Bad           Good