ATC - Automatic Train Control
ATC is designed for unattended operation in public displays, where either the viewer can start the train with the push of a button, or the train will start automatically at timed intervals. Once running, the train can do automated station stops at random intervals via a track mounted reed switch and loco mounted magnet. The running session will end with a stop at the station upon time out. Programmable user parameters allow for many different modes of operation.
ATC is an automatic track throttle than goes between a power source (DC Power Supply, Train Power Pack, or Battery) and the track. It controls the speed of the train, making automated station stops with smooth stops and starts. No “Jack Rabbit” starts and stops, that are hard on gears, like you would get using a simple timer or on/off switch.