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Unique New Products from DCC Specialties

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Miscellaneous, Tony's Tips |

DCC Specialties does it again by introducing 2 new great products for model railroaders, the “Tortoise Buddy” and the “Jack Wabbit Quad”. Both of these products have performance features not found in any other DC/DCC products.

The Amazing Tortoise Buddy. So Simple and Functional, It’s Brilliant!

  • Wires Directly to Track to Power Tortoise
  • Compatible with Any Type of Track Power, Compatible with DCC, not DCC Controlled
  • Screw Terminal Connections for LEDs and SPDT, DPDT Switches
  • Incorporates Acclaimed Auto Throw™
  • It is the Simplest, Easiest, Fastest and Most Reliable Way to …

… Get Your Tortoise into Action with Full Control and Lighting Features
Here are just a few of the many great options.


Direct Connect
Uses Tortoise connector.

Self Powered
Connects to track to power the Tortoise.

Auto Throw
Automatically sets points for an approaching train.

Tortoise Buddy Baby – List $6.49
Tortoise Buddy Junior – List $5.99
Tortoise Buddy Senior – List $11.99
Tortoise Buddy Wiz-Kid – List $15.99

The Tortoise Buddy’s Great Features

  • Direct wire connection or plug-in connection to Tortoise™
  • “Self Power” input connection from track for all normal track voltages ranging from 7 to 28V; AC, DC, DCC
  • Incorporates onboard status LEDs indicating power in and normal or reverse position of switch track points
  • Screw terminal connections for additional panel mount LEDS or to control block signals
  • Direct wire connections for manual point control using DPDT, SPDT electronic switches or block detection type inputs
  • Provides exclusive Auto Throw™ feature that automatically positions switch track points when a train is approaching.
  • Incorporates additional output connections to another Tortoise


Jack Wabbit Quad

The quad output stationary decoder. Operates all switch motors with direct LocoNet, NCE and Lenz connections. Exclusive patented Auto-Throw and much more.

Patented Features

  • Auto Throw™
  • Auto Throw™ Timer
  • Auto Return™
  • Smart Route™
  • Dispatcher Over-Ride™
  • Lock Block™
  • Locked Route Control™
  • Smart Default Ops™
  • Smart Power Routing