Shourt Line by Soft Works Ltd. offers new and used
model railroad products as well as repair, conversions, installation services and training classes.
We specialize in microprocessor based lighting systems, electronics & decoders for model railroaders as well as a full line of G Scale ready to run PIKO, Hartland Locomotive Works and LGB starter sets, Locomotives, Trains, Track, Buildings, Accessories, Power Supplies, Throttles, Sound Systems and DCC Decoders and Systems.
Shourt Line Discount Price Lists
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2014 Massoth and PIKO MTS/DCC & DC Starter Set Discount Price List
New 2014 PIKO Discount Price List
*Shourt Line Members get additional discounts off PIKO SL Prices
New 2014 Hartland Locomotive Works Discount Price List
Free shipping on Hartland orders over $1,000.00
2014 Shourt Line, Phoenix & Massoth Discount Price list
New Product Announcement
An easier way to power LEDs, bulbs, smokers, motors, locos & accessories using the Shourt Line micro size low cost LED Controller & Train Throttle
Click here to view all the Shourt Line Precision Throttle/LED controller products
All models include these features:
- Fully Regulated Output from a non-regulated variable voltage power source
- Easy to use and hook up
- 25 Turn Output Voltage Adjustment
- Micro size for convenient car, loco, building and layout mounting
- 3 amp Output (max.)
- 15 watt Output (max.)
- Short Circuit Protection - Auto power restore on removal of short
- Over Temperature Protection
- Low cost - prices starting at $6.29 each
- DC input range of 0 to 30 volts (some models allow AC or DCC input)
- Efficient and cool operation at up to 94% efficiency
The SL 8552403 has easy to wire screw terminals in a weatherproof case $ 39.95
Easily power 1 to 300 LEDs
Power up and Dim 1 to 300 LEDs wired in parallel without the use of dropping resistors
Easily power motors, locos, and analog reversing modules
Set Motor or Loco speed with 25 turn voltage adjustment of 1.2 to 30 volts at 3 amps 15 watts Max.
Power from any AC, DC or DCC unregulated power source from 0 to 30 volts,
DCC track power, Battery, AC adapter with AC or DC voltage.
Click here for Weatherproof SL 8552403 application notes
SL-8452403 Low Cost Board For DC input Power
SL-8452403 low cost - $ 6.29 micro size precision throttle - LED controller with solder terminals
for DC input &
output power 1.2 to 30 volts, 3 amps 15 watt max
Click here for SL 8452403 application notes
SL-8453003 Low Cost Board
For DC, DCC, AC or Track Input Power
SL 8453003 Precision Train Throttle & LED controller $8.49
The SL 8453003 is installed in the roof of this LGB 47656 Bobber Caboose
11 interior ceiling LEDs and 2 exterior coach LEDs. It can also
over 200 additional LEDs to light all your train's cars - Click here for details
The Shourt Line Precision Throttles easily power & adjust the
loco or trolleys with or without reversing modules
Click above to watch the video
The Massoth 8431001 Auto-Reverse board and the SL 8453303 Precision Train Throttle easily
inside the LGB 1031 bumper (see photos below)
The Massoth 8431001 Automatic Shuttle Kit for analog Train Operation comes with mounting
Screws and isolated track connectors for track power. The PIKO Kit (shown 4 photos down) comes
pre wired with easy
track clamps and PIKO isolation track connectors.
Power with any AC, DC, DCC or track voltage from 7 to 30 volts
or use the Shourt Line SL-PS-15-1 15VDC 1 Amp AC adapter
The SL 8453303's 25 turn output voltage (speed) adjustment allows precise regulated train speed
variations in the input voltage. The output is also short circuit protected with auto reset.
When using the Massoth 8431001 Automatic Shuttle Kit we recommend using our SL 8453303
Precision Train Throttle (shown below) and our SL-PS-15-1 15 volt DC 1 amp AC adapter (shown below)
The SL 8453303 Precision Train Throttle & LED controller $ 9.95 uses AC,DC or DCC
and has a precision output voltage (speed) control from 1.2 to input
and comes with a full wave
rectifier + 3M mounting pad +10 ft.
black input &
3 inch red/black output cables
The Shourt Line SL-PS-15-1 15 volt DC 1 amp AC adapter $ 4.95 is perfect for powering our
Precision Throttles for
all your layout requirements including; automatic
reversing train controllers,
bulbs, crossing guards, smokers, accessories, sound systems, battery power devices,
or up to 300 LED's.
The PIKO 35030 Analog Reversing Unit, SL-8552403 Weatherproof throttle & Shourt Line
SL-PS-15V1A Power supply shown above provides everything you need for a quick and
solderless installation so you can be auto-reversing your trains in minutes.
Prewired and terminal versions are also available
SL 8453403 Precision Train Throttle & LED controller $ 10.95;
Output 0-30VDC at 3 amps 15 watts Max.
+ screw type terminal wiring blocks
for easy wiring without soldering + 3M mounting pad
SL 8453203 Precision Train Throttle & LED controller $ 9.95; AC, DC or DCC input
+ full wave rectifier + 3M mounting pad + Prewired 24 in. black input and red/black
cables for motor,
loco, car, layout accessories and lighting
Click here for all the Shourt Line Precision Throttle/LED controller products
Announcing the NEW 2014 PIKO G SCALE Products
Click here to view the PIKO 2013 New Items Flyer (4MB size)
PIKO 38240 RDG Camelback 0-6-0 Loco 1399 w/Sound & Smoke DC/DCC
Shourt Line Direct Discount Price: $455.99 MSRP $569.99 (Arriving June 2014)
PIKO R7 10 foot diameter curves & switches
||Description - 2013 New Items in Bold Text
||R7 Curve Track R=1560mm D=10ft Order 12
| $ 12.99
|| $ 10.39
||R7 7.5 Deg Curve Track D=10ft
| $ 7.99
|| $ 6.39
||Manual Switch Left R7 22.5 Deg D=10ft
| $ 99.99
|| $ 79.99
||Manual Switch Right R7 22.5 Deg D=10ft
| $ 99.99
|| $ 79.99
Announcing THE NEW G Scale PIKO Trans Euro Express two motor 3 car set
P 37320 DB III TEE VT 11.5 3-Unit Train in stock ready to run MSRP $ 899.99 SL Price $ 719.99
The TEE (Trans Europ Express) set includes two motorized locos at each end of the 3 car set. Each loco has directional lighting and cars and locos are pre-wired for sound, lighting and DCC options. Additional passenger cars and a dinning cars are available for adding on to your train. This is a classic high speed passenger train modeled after the VT 11.5 prototype. Two motors at each end of the 2 meter train powers the 3 car set on track with R1 (600mm) minimum radius track at 0 to 24 volts of track power.
**Contact the Shourt Line for Member Discount Prices on all PIKO items
2013 Fall Massoth Products
Please click here for the Massoth Fall Newsletter
8152501 eMOTION 8FS Servo Decoder
The eMOTION 8FS
servo decoder is now available. It offers the new
function mapping with
control a wide range of functions and components,
e.g. direct uncoupler and servo
(standard servo and precision servo). New expanded servo functions.
Please click here for the 8FS Servo Decoder User Manual
8152001 eMOTION 8FL
The New series of eMOTION 8FL
decoders has already been updated with the
new function mapping (like 8152501 eMOTION
8FS Servo decoder). Serial data transmission
is not being supported any longer. New expanded lighting effects including strobe, Mars and firebox.
Please click here for the 8FL Decoder User Manual
The Shourt Line is Massoth's Number 1 FACTORY Authorized Dealer in the USA for over 7 years. All Massoth German made Products are in supply and shipments from Germany to the Shourt Line arrive monthly.
LGB Hard to find items:
Cross reference list of LGB to Massoth part numbers for all
the hard to find LGB items
Massoth Decoder Line Up:
Massoth eMOTION Decoder Summary Sheet
Massoth Electronics - The maker of all LGB Electronics
Massoth is a German manufacture of many types of model railroading products including NMRA and LGB compatible Central Stations, Boosters, Decoders w/Sound, and accessories.
NEW Massoth 2014 Full Product Catalog
Massoth 2013 New Product Catalog
Shourt Line's LGB MTS trade-in offer:
Get the most out of your MTS stock and a fine base for your DiMAX System.
To use our professional resale-service call us at 310 622 4431.
Phoenix Sound announces
The BigSound PB11
Phoenix BigSound™ PB11
Phoenix BigSound™ PB11 Board: [sound] (shown above) $193.20
Phoenix BigSound™ PB11 Complete Kit - specify kit code $243.80
- 16-bit Sound Reproduction
- A 16-bit combination microprocessor and digital signal processor is used to produce museum-quality sound that cannot be matched by an 8-bit solution
- 3 Watts Power
- Strong 3 Watt amplifier produces more than sufficient volume for out-of-doors use, capable of handling loads down to 4 ohms.
- 3-Volt Low-speed Operation
- Most sound units do a poor job at low power settings - meaning at low run speeds. Not so with the PB11, it is fully operational at power settings as low as 3 Volts. There is usually some voltage loss from the track through the wheels and contacts to the board, so the track voltage may have to be 5 or 6 volts for continuous operation in order to keep the battery fully charged.
- 5 triggers for external control
- 5 different inputs provide flexibility for attaching external controls such as reed switches or remote control trigger outputs.
We are are a Phoenix dealer and offer large scale repair, conversion & installation services world wide. (click here for all Phoenix Discount Prices)
New Shourt Line Products - Made in the USA
2 Wire - Automatic Power Buffers
Works with ANY motor or sound decoder. NO switch is required.
Does you loco stall on switches? The Automatic Power Buffer provides UPS Power for your locos decoder for motor, sound, lights, smoke and all other functions when track power is lost.
Available in 3,300uF, 6,600uF, 8,200uF 22,000uF and 1F to 10Farad Super Capacitor Gold Caps for ANY size Loco - All feature Shourt Line Pat. Pend. 2 wire Automatic Buffers Controllers.
SL-APB-3300 3,300uF Automatic Power Buffer
Direct From Manufacturer - MADE IN THE USA
Easy Hook-up: Just connect red wire to + (+24) and black wire to the plus minus (-) (Gnd) terminals on your decoder.
Easy Placement: The control circuit and capacitor are separated to allow flexible placement where other power buffers just don't fit. This photo shows a typical loco with no room to fit an LGB power buffer but the Shourt Line SL-APB-3300 fits easily. Notice the control circuit is in the center of the photo to the right of the Massoth XLS sound decoder and the power buffers capacitor fits nicely in the area to the right.
SL-APB-8300 8,300uF Automatic Power Buffer
Direct From Manufacturer - MADE IN THE USA
Easy Hook-up: Just connect red wire to + and black wire to the plus (+) & minus (-) outputs on your decoder.
Easy Placement: The control circuit and capacitor are separated to allow flexible placement where other power buffers just don't fit. This photo shows a typical loco with no room to fit an LGB power buffer but the Shourt Line SL-APB-8300 fits easily. Notice the control circuit is in the left side the photo to the left and under the Massoth XLS sound decoder and the power buffers capacitor fits nicely in the area to the right.
SL-TC2-17100-nt-xx Dual Head Track Contact
Price: $21.49 + $.33 per foot of cable
Easy 2 minute install into any G scale track
Invisible train direction and location detection for all indoor or outdoor use.
Directly control EPL train signal & switch motor operations.
Perfect for train direction and position detection in automated systems by using LGB/Massoth Feedback Modules with Massoth Central Stations or PC control software.
SL-LED-12-kit - G Scale Lighting
for Passenger Cars (click here)
Fully light your LGB classic passenger coaches with only 25 ma (.025 amps) of power.
Easy to install kit can be added to your car without any drilling holes or modifying your car.
Dim the lighting on you cars by adding our our optional SL-Dimmer-bd dimmer board that provides 0 to 100% brightness by rotating the rear dimmer that attaches to roof vent or bottom of car mounted dimmer.
Kit includes: 6 compartment lighting fixtures, LEDs with bezels, circuit components, mounting screws, pads and wiring
Professional Installation available at the Shourt Line
The SL-LED12-kit uses only 1/3 the power of a single LGB 24 volt bulb
but has up to 20X the brightness!
Dimming is continuous from 0 to 100%
when used with the optional SL-Dimmer-bd
Don't leave your passengers in the dark, use the SL-LED-12-kit to light up
your cars both day and night. All aboard!
Shourt Line 3 LED Recessed Lighting Fixture - for LGB short G Scale Trolleys (Click Here)
Shourt Line Item Number:
No. 8103210 for DC (analog power 3 to 30 volts)
No. 8103220 DCC (DCC, MTS or AC 18 to 30 volts)
Includes: 3 LED trolley size drop ceiling with hidden circuit and wiring with 4 mounting screws and two connection wires
Never have to open up your trolley again to 'tighten' or replace a bulb! This lighting fixture features life time LEDs and comes with a Life Time Warrantee!
Never race and/or crash your trolleys to get your lights to work! Full interior lighting at starting speeds!
Upgrade your Trolley and Trailer today, it only takes minutes to install for life-time of lighted interiors, no more bulbs to replace, not tightening of bulbs, no racing to make you lights work..
Works with either Motor or Trailer Trolleys
Don't leave your passengers in a dark Trolley!