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Hot Wheel Defect
So what does a Twisted Trains Hot Box Detector Sound Like?

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These are just some of the thousands of messages the Twisted Trains Hot Box Detector can provide.
High Car
No Defect
Hot Box Detector Set
(Sensors sold separately below)


Set Includes:
o Control Panel
o DB25 and USB Cables
o Barrier Board
o PC Software
o Wall Transformer
o Instructions.

More Info
Hot Box Detector Sensor


Select the Scale and Height. If you don't see one that matches then select the kit below and build to suit. Height is measured from the bottom of the Tie to the top of the Rail.
Scale / Height


Hot Box Detector Sensor Kit (assembly required)


This allows you to fill specific reqirements of your layout. See alignment suggestions at twistedtrains.com


Hot Box Sensor Set (no board)


These loose IR sensors and IR LED come with color coded wires attached and allow you to mount them where you want


Hot Box Detector Control Panel


Replacement Control Panel


Hot Box Detector Barrier Board


As a replacement or for a second set of tracks. Allows you to move the Hot Box Detector Control Panel around with ease. Place sensors on your club track, place sensors on your home track and simply plug in the Control Panel where you want.


Hot Box Wall Mount Transformer - US


IN: 120VAC, 60HZ, 10W
OUT: 9VDC, 650mA
UL Approved


Hot Box Wall Transformer - World


IN: 100 - 240VAC, 47-63Hz
OUT: 9VDC, 1.1A


DB25 to DB25 Cable


Cable between the Barrier Board and Control Panel




USB cable for connection between the Control Panel and PC.


Hot Box Detector PC Software CD


This allow you to edit the 6 sequences and 2 track ID along with setting the probability and more. Runs on most Windows PC with USB interface.


Hot Box Custom Railroad Name


If you find you cannot make your Railroad name from the words and letters currently in the dictionaly, we can custom program the sound chip to add one railroad name. This can be several words, but limited to 10 seconds of speech.



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ADVICE will repair or replace any of its products that are found defective for a period of 1 year. Simply call our main number (410)-552-5921 or email Customerservice@advice1.com to obtain an RMA number and send the product back and we will correct the problem usually with in 24 hours.