The are a vast variety of different train detection techniques in use within the hobby, we examine some of these here.
- InfraRed Detection – Detectors that monitor a particular location and report on the presence of a train.
- Block Detectors – DCC current detectors.
- Cameras – Using video cameras for detection and on board the trains.
- RFID – Using Radio Frequency Identification to detect a train location and what train it is.