New mini layout

Dedicated area to show the community your model railway projects.
hunslet
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Contact:

Re: New mini layout

#21

Post by hunslet » Tue May 14, 2019 9:28 pm

I only need three servos for the layout so i bought a Peco kit of four plus driver board and configuration device.
All the parts I need are in the kit ( some were missing when received but now replaced ).
The servos work very quietly and smoothly and the spare servo will be used to rotate a wagon turntable through 90 degrees.
I think Chops mentioned the road/rail crossings and controlling traffic. I have some colour light signals that I bought for my main layout but are not suitable so I will use these as traffic lights and have programmed a small PLC ( Programmable Logic Controller) to operate them.
The weather is so nice today I have not worked on the layout ( cutting lawns and washing cars) but may have a go later in the week.
I have found a "Steamsound 79" unit I forgot I had. This produces steam loco sounds and can be set for 2 or 3 cylinders , even beat and whistle and safety valve sounds. It still works so may use it on the layout.
Regards, Colin.

User avatar
Chops
Posts: 153
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:11 am
Location: El Paso, Texas USA
Contact:

Re: New mini layout

#22

Post by Chops » Thu May 16, 2019 2:38 am

Remarkable. Am I understanding that you might automatically control
the bus traffic?

hunslet
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Contact:

Re: New mini layout

#23

Post by hunslet » Sat May 18, 2019 10:31 pm

Am I understanding that you might automatically control the bus traffic?
That's a good idea !
After a bit of thought I decided that I can control the bus power through the PLC so that when the lights are Red , power is cut to the bus circuit.

The missing parts for the servos arrived today so have fitted them. A bit of a fiddle for the first one as I have not fitted them before but the others went in fine. The wagon turntable works but may need some adjustment to the servo mounting for the required 90 deg. movement.
Now I can start ballasting and getting the traffic lights and buildings installed.
I must order some trees and street lamps to add to the building scene.
Regards, Colin.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests