HC-1 Wireless Handheld Controller with Color
IMPORTANT: If you have a HC-1 please
contact us about a low cost
option to upgrade your HC-1 to a HC-2.
The HC-1 is a wireless controller with a color touch screen
that can be used to operate your model railroad layout. The HC-1 can control the
speed, direction, lights, and sounds of locomotives and other accessories by
simply touching the screen! RailPro products are equipped with Direct Radio and
are designed to work together. Direct Radio allows the RailPro components to
communicate with each other without any wires! Direct Radio is very fast giving
your RailPro products quick response to your controls. You will need to purchase
RailPro ready products, or install RailPro modules into your locomotives and
accessories that you want to control. The color graphic screens make it so
simple to use, that most users will find it unnecessary to use the manual to
even setup advance features.
Simply touch the screen to take control of a locomotive
or accessory, adjust settings and much more!
Direct Radio allows RailPro components to communicate with each other
without any wires! Direct Radio is very fast giving your RailPro
products quick response to your commands. Also, Direct Radio has two-way
communication that allows your HC-1 to transmit and receive information!
Setting up your RailPro system is easy. When you buy new RailPro Ready
products, or new RailPro modules for locomotives and accessories, simply
press the “Find Product” button and the HC-1 will automatically load a
picture of the product. You can take control of the product by touching
the picture of the product!
With a couple touches on the screen, you can link multiple locomotives
together for more pulling power! With one more touch, you can unlink the
locomotives. Our Direct Radio technology allows the locomotives to
communicate together to ensure each locomotive pulls its share of the
Multiple HC-1’s can be used at the same time to allow additional family
and friends to enjoy your model layout! Also, multiple locomotives and
other accessories can be used simultaneously for complete model layout
The HC-1 is equipped with a large metal control knob. The control knob
is very smooth and has extreme resolution. You can go from 0 to 100%
speed in only one turn while sending 1,000 different speed settings to
your locomotives for fast and accurate control!
The HC-1 comes complete with built in rechargeable batteries. The HC-1
can run for over 12 hours* on a single charge providing all day model
The HC-1 is equipped with USB port to connect to a PC. You can go to
Ring Engineering’s Internet site and download new pictures, sounds, and
even new programs to add more functionality to your RailPro system. You
do not need a computer to use the HC-1, but this can prove to be a very
Size 6.1 x 3.4 x 1.5 Inches
* More than 12 Hours of battery life with screen
at lower brightness setting. Battery life of 8 to 9 hours is typical
with a bright screen setting.
No Longer Stocked
Actual HC-1 Screens to Select and Control Products
Pages to Setup Locomotives
Pages to Copy Files, such as Pictures, Sounds, and Light
Effect Files from the Internet and to your Products
Available for almost every screen. Displayed when the '?' in the upper right
corner of the page is touched. Contents explains how to use buttons
on each page.
The above pages are some samples of HC-1 screens. The HC-1 has
more screens than shown above.
HC-1 Handheld Controller
Quick Start Guide
US Patent 8,807,487 and 10,780,362
Made In USA
Not recommended for persons under the age of 14
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