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Hare™ New Generation – DCC stationary decoder that plugs directly on to Tortoise™

The Hare™ Next Generation

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Updated April 7, 2011.

The Tortoise™, the Tortoise™ Logo and the Tortoise™ graphic are trademarks of Circuitron, Inc. of Romeoville, Il. They and all photos of the Tortoise™ are used with permission. The Hare™ is a product of DCC Specialties, which is in no way affiliated with Circuitron, Inc.

The next generation of the popular Hare™ PnP stationary decoder (patent pending) for the Tortoise™ Switch Machine is now shipping. Version I has been significantly improved to make wiring even easier along with other new features.

Hare is protected by U.S. patent numbers 7810760, and 7810761.

Model Railroader review of Hare is available here.

Hare™ NG Front (more images)

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.

Larry and Tony:

A quick note to report how delighted I am with the  ‘REV N’ version of the ‘Hare’. I received the 13 Hares  last week and installed and configured all 13 in under an hour – perfect performance, no surprises. When coupled with NCE’s powerful, yet elegantly simple ‘macro’ system, the Hare provides a level of flexibility and set of  capabilities that is simply unmatched in the hobby today. I’ll be back for about 25 more ‘REV N’s’ as I continue to convert my layout to this product.

Thank you for an highly innovative, labour saving and affordable  device – keep ’em comin’!

Doug M.
Guelph, Ontario

Hare™ NG Back (more images)

Here are the specs:

Version I (List $29.95)

Plugs Directly on to Tortoise™: Simplifies wiring and reduces failures.
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.
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 speed.
Smart Default Ops™: Upon Power-up, Hare™S 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.

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