Faller Car System

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Cars and trucks contain a reed switch that can be activated by a magnet below the road to make them stop.  For example, the Faller 161625 Stopp-Stelle.

Faller Car System Bus
Faller Car System Bus waiting at grade crossing.
Bus at grade crossing

I built the traffic lights from scratch.  They control the Faller Car System vehicles that drive on these roads.  Yes, they really do stop when the light is red!

Fleischmann 4033

Fleischmann 4033 “Zahnradbahn”


View of city street with two Faller Car System vehicles.  The VW van is in motion at the time of the picture and the orange Mercedes SUV is waiting at the traffic light.  I built the traffic lights from scratch and they are controlled by a little bit of digital logic.  These cars follow a ferous wire that’s burried in the roadway (Faller 161670 Fahrdraht).  A coil underneath the road can activate a small reed switch in the vehicle which makes them stop.

City Traffic
City Traffic

It’s tough to find Epoch II/III vehicles from Faller.  So, I’ve had to build many of them myself or convert them from an existing model.

Faller Car System
Faller Car System bus after conversion.
Faller Car System Truck
Faller Car System Truck
Faller Car System Truck
Faller Car System Truck
Faller 1645
Faller Car System 1645 converted to Black Mercedes.
Updated: January 2017
Contact: Hoeren at Comcast dot net