Double heading [tour 31]

Double heading is a term used by loco builders, it is where you have an engine on each end of the locomotive, so each end is a ‘head’, hence double heading.

For double heading, you ideally need to drive both locos at the same speed from a common set of controls. The Pro-120 and VTX series controllers have (optional) expansion connectors which can be used to interconnect them for double heading.

The new DNO controller is supplied as standard with a double-heading connector.

The Pro-150 and 4QD can be used in double heading applications by setting all controls to a similar setting.

See also

  • ‘Double heading’ a loco in our FAQ pages.
  • Switching for double heading