|View single post by Steve P|
|Posted: Sat Oct 13th, 2018 03:26 am||
This winter I am going to design signals and controllable switches for my Gauge One RR.
I have two other threads for this RR:
The track design:
The control and battery car designs:
I expect to design the control around LCC: Layout Command & Control.
Any opinions on this?
Any suggested alternatives?
My first project will be prototype searchlight signals, using UP aspects of the 40's & 50's.
I have obtained 3 watt hi-power RGB LEDs and control ICs for the search lights.
Expecting to use PWM from an Arduino board,
to light them up, change color, accept LCC commands, etc.
After this I expect to tackle LCC controllable switches.
I am using LGB switches, but am not impressed with the motor units they sell.
Will experiment with servos and feedback micro-switches, again LCC connected.
Any ideas/experiences in this area would be appreciated.
Beaver Lode Railway