Yes, I've got variable speed control. I made a motor speed control box from misc radio shack parts and an old ghetto blaster boom box. The decoys can move at a leisurely pace or they can race. The control also has a full stop as well. Still working on the reverse.Looks like that should work just fine. Do you have different speed settings and can you stop the decoys anywhere on the track or do they have to make a complete rotation before stopping?