The Hare New Generation
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of Romeoville, Il. They and all photos of the Tortoise are
used with permission. The Hare is a product of DCC Specialties.
NG Manual (PDF, external site)
Model Railroader Review of the Hare NG (ext. link)
Hare vs. Wabbit, Time vs. Money (PDF, external site)
The next generation of the popular HARE PnP stationary
decoder for the Tortoise Switch Machine is now shipping. Version
I has been significantly improved to make wiring even easier along
with other new features. Patent pending.
Hare NG Front
All Power Routing is now controlled by a user selectable
dip switch. Version II that provides FEEDBACK and Switch Position
reporting for Digitrax LocoNet, Lenz ExpressNet and NCE CAB Bus
is also shipping. Version II also includes all the updated features
of Version I.
Hare NG Back
Here are the specs:
Version I (List $29.95)
Plugs Directly on to Tortoise: Simplifies wiring
and reduces failures.
Auto Return: Automatically returns the points after a preset interval
for any operational event.
Auto Throw Automatically throws points when a train is approaching
against the points!
Auto Throw Timer: Provides for timing the auto throw function
to prevent two trains from colliding.
Smart Route Sets up to 13 routes by simple address programming
in addition to the primary decoder address.
Dispatcher Over-Ride: Allows the Dispatcher to lock out all
other switch commands.
Lock Block Protection: Overrides the Hare's operation if a designated
block is occupied.
Locked Route Control: Provides for only one route direction
response for either a Throw or Clear command.
Switch Speed Control: Allows you to control the Tortoise motor
Smart Default Ops: Upon Power-up, HARES return to either last
thrown position or a programmed default.
Operate Switch Signals or Panel LED Indicators.
Manual Pushbutton or Toggle Switch: Allows single button or toggle
switch manual control of the points.
System Reset: A single CV command sets all Addresses and CVs to
original factory values.
Direct Current Ops: The Hare will operate on DC using Manual Push
Button Control Option.
Semaphore Operations: Allows the use of a Tortoise for triggered
control of a signal head or crossing gate.
Automates Reverse Loop Turnouts. Using Auto Throw feature.
Version II (List $34.95)
All of the features above plus feedback
Feedback, Turnout Position Reporting to Digitrax LocoNet, Lenz ExpressNet
and NCE CabBus.