Shourt Line by Soft Works Ltd. offers new and used
model railroad products as well as repair, conversions, installation services and training classes.
We specialize in microprocessor based lighting systems, electronics & decoders for model railroaders as well as a full line of G Scale ready to run PIKO, Hartland Locomotive Works and LGB starter sets, Locomotives, Trains, Track, Buildings, Accessories, Power Supplies, Throttles, Sound Systems and DCC Decoders and Systems.
Shourt Line Discount Price Lists
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2012 Massoth and PIKO MTS/DCC & DC Starter Set Discount Price List
New 2013 PIKO Discount Price List
2012 Shourt Line, Phoenix & Massoth Discount Price list
Shourt Line College of DCC & MTS
Four seminars are offered on a first come first serve basis
advanced are reservations required
Seating is limited - reserve a seat to reach any level of Large Scale DCC expertise desired. Just starting out or considering DCC? Enroll in DCC 101 to learn DCC setup, programming and operation on our Class Layout, how to convert locos to DCC, how to add lighting, received a 15% off MSRP any brand and 25% off PIKO MSRP coupon and more. DCC 201 is for Intermediate users and provides first timers hands on loco conversion instruction. DCC 301 includes extensive hands on training, advanced subjects and skills. DCC 302 provides more extensive hands-on exercises advanced theory. 200 and 300 level seminars include a 20% off any brand and 30% off PIKO brand MSRP coupon and much more...
Each seminar features a working LGB, Massoth and PIKO MTS/DCC controlled layout demonstrations. The 3 day seminars include intensive hands on training and operation exercises with individual and team projects.
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DCC 101 - Introduction to DCC & LGB MTS- 1 day Seminar, Saturday June 15, 2013
Introduction to DCC for beginners and those considering DCC train operation.
DCC 201 - Intermediate DCC - 3 day Seminar, Thurs. June 20 – Sat. June 22, 2013
Intermediate DCC includes hand-on exercises and loco conversion to DCC.
All intermediate and advanced classes include a G Scale Odometer kit
as a hands-on build-in-class project.
Bring a car to class for conversion to a G-Scale Odometer to accurately measure your track distances
(scientific calculator and all parts included in the kit.)
All advanced classes additionally include the following hands-on build-in-class project kits;
SL-Hall effect train direction & position sensor kit (not shown)
SL-LED Rolling Road Lighting board kit
Is a build-in-class project LED 2 board set for Massoth Rolling roads, car or building applications.
DCC 301 - Advanced DCC - 3 day Seminar, Thurs. June 20 – Sat. June 22, 2013
Advanced DCC is for users who want advanced training & knowledge.
DCC 302 - Advanced DCC - 3 day Seminar, Thurs. June 20 - Sat, June 22, 2013
DCC 302 Class is a continuation of the DCC 301 curriculum for advanced users
All classes will be held in West Los Angeles, California
Click here for registration information in PDF
New Product Announcements
Announcing the Shourt Line Mini Gold Cap Buffer
for analog train LED lighting - Made in the USA!
The SL-6102104 UPS keeps your train lights on with low or no track power
Powers up to 16 lighted cars without track power
Comes with 2 cover skins to hide the circuit and fits in either your cargo or passenger areas
Keep your passengers out of the dark, use our Gold Cap Buffer
Click here for product details
Announcing for 2013 PIKO G SCALE Low Cost Digital
DC-DCC-Analog American Steam Sound + Motor Decoder Kit LGB
Fantastic Digital Sound - Click here to hear sound
Shourt Line Direct Discount Price: $159.99 NEW MSRP $199.99
BEST BUY for Large Scale American Steam Locomotive
Digital Sound for Analog & DCC
Announcing for 2013 PIKO R7 10 foot diameter curves & switches
||Description - 2013 New Items in Bold Text
||R7 Curve Track R=1560mm D=10ft Order 12
| $ 12.99
|| $ 10.39
||R7 7.5 Deg Curve Track D=10ft
| $ 7.99
|| $ 6.39
||Manual Switch Left R7 22.5 Deg D=10ft
| $ 99.99
|| $ 79.99
||Manual Switch Right R7 22.5 Deg D=10ft
| $ 99.99
|| $ 79.99
Announcing THE NEW G Scale PIKO Trans Euro Express two motor 3 car set
P 37320 DB III TEE VT 11.5 3-Unit Train in stock ready to run MSRP $ 899.99 SL Price $ 719.99
The TEE (Trans Europ Express) set includes two motorized locos at each end of the 3 car set. Each loco has directional lighting and cars and locos are pre-wired for sound, lighting and DCC options. Additional passenger cars and a dinning cars are available for adding on to your train. This is a classic high speed passenger train modeled after the VT 11.5 prototype. Two motors at each end of the 2 meter train powers the 3 car set on track with R1 (600mm) minimum radius track at 0 to 24 volts of track power.
**Contact the Shourt Line for Member Discount Prices on all PIKO items
All Massoth Products in stock
The Shourt Line is Massoth's Number 1 FACTORY Authorized Dealer in the USA for the last 6 years running. All Massoth German made Products are in abundant supply and shipments from Germany to the Shourt Line arrive weekly.
LGB Hard to find items:
Cross reference list of LGB to Massoth part numbers for all
the hard to find LGB items
Massoth Decoder Line Up:
Massoth 2009 eMOTION Decoder Summary Sheet
NEW Massoth 2011 New Product Catalog
Shourt Line's LGB MTS trade-in offer:
Get the most out of your MTS stock and a fine base for your DiMAX System.
To use our professional ebay-resale-service call us at 310 622 4431.
News Flash - Phoenix Sound announces
Phoenix BigSound™ PB11
Phoenix BigSound™ PB11 Board: [sound] (shown above) $193.20
Phoenix BigSound™ PB11 Complete Kit - specify kit code $243.80
- 16-bit Sound Reproduction
- A 16-bit combination microprocessor and digital signal processor is used to produce museum-quality sound that cannot be matched by an 8-bit solution
- 3 Watts Power
- Strong 3 Watt amplifier produces more than sufficient volume for out-of-doors use, capable of handling loads down to 4 ohms.
- 3-Volt Low-speed Operation
- Most sound units do a poor job at low power settings - meaning at low run speeds. Not so with the PB11, it is fully operational at power settings as low as 3 Volts. There is usually some voltage loss from the track through the wheels and contacts to the board, so the track voltage may have to be 5 or 6 volts for continuous operation in order to keep the battery fully charged.
- 5 triggers for external control
- 5 different inputs provide flexibility for attaching external controls such as reed switches or remote control trigger outputs.
We are are a Phoenix dealer and offer large scale repair, conversion & installation services world wide. (click here for all Phoenix Discount Prices)
New Shourt Line Products - Made in the USA
2 Wire - Automatic Power Buffers
Works with ANY motor or sound decoder. NO switch is required.
Does you loco stall on switches? The Automatic Power Buffer provides UPS Power for your locos decoder for motor, sound, lights, smoke and all other functions when track power is lost.
Available in 3,300uF, 6,600uF, 8,200uF 22,000uF and 1F to 10Farad Super Capacitor Gold Caps for ANY size Loco - All feature Shourt Line Pat. Pend. 2 wire Automatic Buffers Controllers.
SL-APB-3300 3,300uF Automatic Power Buffer
Direct From Manufacturer - MADE IN THE USA
Easy Hook-up: Just connect red wire to + (+24) and black wire to the plus minus (-) (Gnd) terminals on your decoder.
Easy Placement: The control circuit and capacitor are separated to allow flexible placement where other power buffers just don't fit. This photo shows a typical loco with no room to fit an LGB power buffer but the Shourt Line SL-APB-3300 fits easily. Notice the control circuit is in the center of the photo to the right of the Massoth XLS sound decoder and the power buffers capacitor fits nicely in the area to the right.
SL-APB-8300 8,300uF Automatic Power Buffer
Direct From Manufacturer - MADE IN THE USA
Easy Hook-up: Just connect red wire to + and black wire to the plus (+) & minus (-) outputs on your decoder.
Easy Placement: The control circuit and capacitor are separated to allow flexible placement where other power buffers just don't fit. This photo shows a typical loco with no room to fit an LGB power buffer but the Shourt Line SL-APB-8300 fits easily. Notice the control circuit is in the left side the photo to the left and under the Massoth XLS sound decoder and the power buffers capacitor fits nicely in the area to the right.
SL-TC2-17100-nt-xx Dual Head Track Contact
Price: $21.49 + $.33 per foot of cable
Easy 2 minute install into any G scale track
Invisible train direction and location detection for all indoor or outdoor use.
Directly control EPL train signal & switch motor operations.
Perfect for train direction and position detection in automated systems by using LGB/Massoth Feedback Modules with Massoth Central Stations or PC control software.
SL-LED-12-kit - G Scale Lighting
for Passenger Cars (click here)
Fully light your LGB classic passenger coaches with only 25 ma (.025 amps) of power.
Easy to install kit can be added to your car without any drilling holes or modifying your car.
Dim the lighting on you cars by adding our our optional SL-Dimmer-bd dimmer board that provides 0 to 100% brightness by rotating the rear dimmer that attaches to roof vent or bottom of car mounted dimmer.
Kit includes: 6 compartment lighting fixtures, LEDs with bezels, circuit components, mounting screws, pads and wiring
Professional Installation available at the Shourt Line
The SL-LED12-kit uses only 1/3 the power of a single LGB 24 volt bulb
but has up to 20X the brightness!
Dimming is continuous from 0 to 100%
when used with the optional SL-Dimmer-bd
Don't leave your passengers in the dark, use the SL-LED-12-kit to light up
your cars both day and night. All aboard!
Shourt Line 3 LED Recessed Lighting Fixture - for LGB short G Scale Trolleys (Click Here)
Shourt Line Item Number:
No. 8103210 for DC (analog power 3 to 30 volts)
No. 8103220 DCC (DCC, MTS or AC 18 to 30 volts)
Includes: 3 LED trolley size drop ceiling with hidden circuit and wiring with 4 mounting screws and two connection wires
Never have to open up your trolley again to 'tighten' or replace a bulb! This lighting fixture features life time LEDs and comes with a Life Time Warrantee!
Never race and/or crash your trolleys to get your lights to work! Full interior lighting at starting speeds!
Upgrade your Trolley and Trailer today, it only takes minutes to install for life-time of lighted interiors, no more bulbs to replace, not tightening of bulbs, no racing to make you lights work..
Works with either Motor or Trailer Trolleys
Don't leave your passengers in a dark Trolley!