StaRFIshrail

RFID system for model railways (model railroads) and cars

RFID for Model Railways (Model Railroads) and Cars

StaRFIshrail is a complete system for adding multiple RFID points for sensing model railways and cars. Rather than using adapted components, it has been designed from the ground up, in order to get over the shortcomings of using standard items such as the RC522 or IDLA12/20. It will interface to JMRI, Rocrail and CBUS systems at present, but other interfaces will become available later. It is suitable all gauges, N, HO /OO and O. Updates are freely available via USB, downloaded from the website. Please explore the website to find out why StaRFIshrail is different from other systems. StaRFIshrail has been designed to be easily installed, and work straight out of the box with no fiddling around.

Please read most of this website before ordering or installing a system. Although a lot of the information in the Technology pages can be skipped, or may be a bit too technical, the Installation pages contain essential information, and not reading these or following the advice could result in the system not working, frustration and head-scratching!. There is quite a lot of information for what is basically a fairly simple system, but please do not be put off, take the time to read it all, and then the system should work first time.

The StaRFIshrail system is in the latter stages of development, it is not yet available for purchase.  Interested modellers are required for Beta Testing - see below.

Target release time is autumn (fall) 2021.

If you want to be informed when the system is available, please email info@starfishrail.co.uk




Website issues

If you find any errors, or things that are not clear on this website, please contact me.
This website is still being developed, so there are certain places that are not completed.

MERG Members

MERG members can apply for a personalised discount code - please email before placing an order, with you membership number and name, and ideally a link to  forum posting to check your identity.

Technology

Describes how RFID works, and what the StaRFIshrail System is.

Installation

Shows how to install a StaRFIshrail system, and make sure it works properly.

Videos and Pictures

Videos and pictures of the StaRFIshrail system from real layouts.

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Contact Us

Send us an email - or write to us at info@starfishrail.co.uk