Track Sensor

The Track sensor is similar to a Sensor Signal except that it has no signal head. It plugs into the track in the same way, works on both DCC and DC layouts and has the same sockets to connect it to other Layout Link products.

You can use a Track Sensor to:

• Link to a Mimic Switch or Light to show trains passing or locations

• Link to a Sensor Signal to change the following block section signal status

• Change a Semaphore signal automatically using the SC300 Dapol controller

• Trigger the LC10 Level Crossing lights and sounds when a Train approaches

Click the PDF icon to download the user manual 


Track Sensor Plus  - ST10

Track Sensor PLUS

A Track sensor is located next to the track and features a built in infrared sensor which senses a train passing and easily links to and controls a range of Layout Link products using just a single wire which plugs in - no soldering required

Track Sensors can control:

• Trigger the LC10 Level Crossing lights and sounds when a Train approaches

• Control Dapol Semaphore signals automatically using the SC300 controller 

• Control a Ground Position shunt signal to change as the train passes sensor 

• Link to Mimic Switch/Light to show trains passing, location (ideal for hidden tracks)

• Link to a Sensor Signal to change the following block section (like a dummy signal)

 New Track Sensor PLUS features:

The Track Sensor Plus features additional solder terminal outputs to link directly to devices such as LED (included), solid state relay, computers (eg Raspberry Pi, Arduino).

Note that all models of Track Sensor can be powered from DCC or 12-16v smooth DC

The 4 additional outputs on the Plus version function as follows: 

• Output on as train passes over sensor• Output pulses as train passes over

• Random flashes as train passes - like sparking• Turns on then off between alternate trains

ST10 Track Sensor PLUS complete with LED and instructions   


AVAILABLE Early November

Note ST1 Track sensor has been superceded by ST10 which does all ST1 functions + more