High-Rail Base

The High Rail Base is designed to work with high current AC turnouts. Each High Rail Base controls a single turnout, with a single Toggle.

Anti-Derail operations are fully supported. When a train operates the turnout the Toggle will change to show the new alignment without being touched.

Important Note About Lionel TMCC

Lionel TMCC signals in the air interrupt Touch sensors. Use Push Button Toggles for dependable operations with TMCC, Legacy, or other Lionel brand remote control systems. Push Button Toggles are electrically identical to our Touch Toggles, but can’t be false triggered by the TMCC signal. Push Button Toggles can be mounted several different ways, can use different length cables, and can have LEDs set up for a variety of different displays, so please review the product page for full details.

Classic, pre-1980s AC powered, MTH remote, and any other type of controlled layouts can be freely operated with our popular easily installed Touch Toggles.

Auxiliary Outputs Offer More Features

High Rail Bases are available with and without optional extra outputs in 3 models:

  • Standard version, with full AC turnout and Anti-Derail support
  • DC Auxiliary output version, with separate DC output for LEDs or Tortoise operation
  • Switched Auxiliary output version, with a 10 Amp Single Pole Double Throw relay output. Light filament bulbs and run motors.

Support for Any Type of Power, and Any Hookup

High Rail Bases can be powered from AC track power, AC constant power, or DC power. Outputs can be set to connect common-to-common-coil (Lionel), or power-to-common-coil (American Flyer). With so much flexibility High Rail Bases can easily be used to solve many difficult problems.

This is a new flexible product, Contact us if you aren’t sure about using our High Rail Base in your situation.

Note: You can add the same full Anti-Derail operation to any Tortoise, Atlas, or other turnout using our Pulse Follower Adapter and appropriate bases. The Pulse Follower Adapter can be used in any scale, and with third-rail, or almost any other type or brand of position sensor.


Our High-Rail Base is in the final stages of production, and is expected to ship in late February. We are accepting Pre-Orders and will ship when they are available. 

Legal stuff: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer (lead). Unused or retired products should be recycled properly or may be returned to Berrett Hill for disposal in accordance with RoHS standards.

We manufacture our products in the USA. Orders over $140 include free shipping to US addresses.

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