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Tortoise Buddy™

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Tortoise Buddy Installation (ext. link)
Tortoise Buddy Installation in PDF (ext. link)

The Amazing Tortoise Buddy. So Simple and Functional, It's Brilliant!

  • Wires Directly to Track to Power Tortoise
  • Compatible with Any Type of Track Power, Compatible with DCC, not DCC Controlled
  • Screw Terminal Connections for LEDs and SPDT, DPDT Switches
  • Incorporates Acclaimed Auto Throw™
  • It is the Simplest, Easiest, Fastest and Most Reliable Way to ...

... Get Your Tortoise into Action with Full Control and Lighting Features
Here are just a few of the many great options.

Tortoise Buddy

Direct Connect
Uses Tortoise connector.

Self Powered
Connects to track to power the Tortoise.

Auto Throw
Automatically sets points for an approaching train.

Tortoise Buddy Baby - List $6.49
Tortoise Buddy Junior - List $5.99
Tortoise Buddy Senior - List $11.99
Tortoise Buddy Wiz-Kid - List $15.99

The Tortoise Buddy's Great Features

  • Direct wire connection or plug-in connection to Tortoise™
  • "Self Power" input connection from track for all normal track voltages ranging from 7 to 28V; AC, DC, DCC
  • Incorporates onboard status LEDs indicating power in and normal or reverse position of switch track points
  • Screw terminal connections for additional panel mount LEDS or to control block signals
  • Direct wire connections for manual point control using DPDT, SPDT electronic switches or block detection type inputs
  • Provides exclusive Auto Throw™ feature that automatically positions switch track points when a train is approaching.
  • Incorporates additional output connections to another Tortoise

Tortoise Buddy Diagram

The Tortoise™, the Tortoise™ Logo and the Tortoise™ graphic are trademarks of Circuitron, Inc. of Romeoville, Il. They and all photos of the Tortoise™ are used with permission. The Hare™ is a product of DCC Specialties.

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