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Category Archives: Electronics
Neat Wiring Idea
Here’s a neat way to organize your wiring… I use Arlington Drive Rings. They are economical and simple to use. I used the 1/2″ size and got them from Cableorganizer.com. They cost about $15 for 100 pc.s.
Making more control panels, this one is on the hidden staging level. It routes the trains either up to main level via a grade or routes the train into the west staging yard. Panels are constructed on 1/8″ Masonite. I … Continue reading
Got down to the basement to build some of Bruce Chubb’s DCCOD occupancy detectors. I have 21 to build, building these circuits yourself helps keep the costs down and it’s fun.
Layout Lighting (Don’t have a catchy title for this one)
Layout lighting is another area where there are many trains of thought (that was pretty catchy-though). Florescent tubes are one option… with this method there are choices for tube color, number of tubes, fixture spacing and a concern of UV … Continue reading
Modular Club – Wiring Challenges
Just got a call on Saturday from the Big Guy “Leonard”, he called and was asking about some wood, well anyway he mentioned the Club’s next set-up at the Fox Run Retirement Village on June 2 & 3rd. He also … Continue reading
Hidden Staging – expanding beyond…..
Staging is an area of model railroading that has changed over the years. At first the concept did not exist, railroads could only handle as many cars as you could see or hold on the visible portion of the layout. … Continue reading
I saw some information on a throttle called a WI Throttle and since you never have to many throttles. I thought this would be a good thing. It is a good thing… this is cool. -First I needed a way for … Continue reading