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by mmmbeeer
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microcontrollers & Model Railways
Replies: 14
Views: 3217

Re: Microcontrollers & Model Railways

I'm using a single Arduino ATMEGA 2560 plus 3 x Adafruit 16 channel servo controllers running on an i2c bus. To preserve Arduino I/O pins I'm using 3 x 16 bit input latches for the switches which control the servos, hence the need for vero board PCBs. When I add light signals I will again use latche...
by mmmbeeer
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microcontrollers & Model Railways
Replies: 14
Views: 3217

Re: Microcontrollers & Model Railways

I am aware of MERG and the Peco system. Looking at the numbers above the cheapest works out at £15 a pop. My system around £3 a pop and that's the whole point. Plus is it far more flexible than those others in that you can also interlock signals, level crossing gates and any other devices that can b...
by mmmbeeer
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microcontrollers & Model Railways
Replies: 14
Views: 3217

Re: Microcontrollers & Model Railways

Hi Dan, Thanks for your reply and some answers... The system is very flexible, it can run between 1 and over 900 servos, just a matter of changing the programming and adding extra hardware as required. The assembly I think is not beyond anyone who is handy with a soldering iron, I'm quite clumsy wit...
by mmmbeeer
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microcontrollers & Model Railways
Replies: 14
Views: 3217

Microcontrollers & Model Railways

Don't know if anyone has done this. I have used a cheap microcontroller and other electronics so I can use cheap servo motors (£1.30 each on eBay) for slow acting point motors. I have got 48 servos run from 48 switches at a cost of around £150. I plan to add signalling control next, either servo con...
by mmmbeeer
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: dcc controller
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: dcc controller

i like the idea of being able to hook up to the laptop and control from that is it just hornby that offer this or is there another make that dose the same JMRI free software hooks up to many DCC systems. I've hooked it up to my Elite. I can now have as many throttles open as I want on screen and co...
by mmmbeeer
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann Class 105 DMU DCC Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

Re: Bachmann Class 105 DMU DCC Problems

ok, that the 105 works ok on DC suggests that there isn't a major problem with it. Lets try starting completely afresh. Long winded, but it'll show up where the fault is. Forgive me if you've already done this, but starting from first principles helps me follow it Use your elite to reset both decod...
by mmmbeeer
Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann Class 105 DMU DCC Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

Re: Bachmann Class 105 DMU DCC Problems

D0260 and E2V have stolen the wind from my sails - its a programming thing with trailer cars. Some trailers seem to take the programming better than others. As has been said, i'd do the programming in a motorised unit, taking care to ensure that i'd reversed the direction of travel (otherwise you'l...
by mmmbeeer
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann Class 105 DMU DCC Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

Re: Bachmann Class 105 DMU DCC Problems

The R8249 decoder worked fine in the class 108 dmu trailer car, so I'm not sure about that. I could give it a try.....
by mmmbeeer
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann Class 105 DMU DCC Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

Bachmann Class 105 DMU DCC Problems

Has anyone come across this - Bachmann 31-326A Class 105 DMU trailer car does work with DCC? I recently bought this model and ran it in on DC and all was fine. I then installed two Hornby R8249 decoders and on a programming track set them to address 8, one at a time. The motor car work fine, lights ...
by mmmbeeer
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track Cleaning Cars
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: Track Cleaning Cars

sishades wrote:I get my butler to clean my track for me. G and T anyone?


I never thought of that :lol: Ice and a slice please :D
by mmmbeeer
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track Cleaning Cars
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: Track Cleaning Cars

poliss wrote:Home made track cleaning car. http://wpporter.duckburg.us/trackcleaner.htm


I might try that, it looks simple. Got just the right wagon for it, and it was given to me, so could be a nice cheap solution.
by mmmbeeer
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track Cleaning Cars
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: Track Cleaning Cars

I'm leaning towards the Dapol one, Hattons have them for £52 on pre-order. If anyone has used one I'd be glad to hear what you think, or of any other models too.
by mmmbeeer
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track Cleaning Cars
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Track Cleaning Cars

Some of my track is really awkward to get to so I'm thinking of getting one of these cars. What are peoples opinions of these, do they work, which is the best? Should I get one that vacuums as well?
by mmmbeeer
Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DCC Engines Running Too Slow
Replies: 35
Views: 4195

Re: DCC Engines Running Too Slow

Well I think that's gonna save me 50-60 quid which my wife will definitely approve of. Please send payment to...... :D Well you have saved me 50 quid. I finally managed to get all my locos under control after printing off most of the manual and having a good read. One aspect I really like is being ...
by mmmbeeer
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DCC Engines Running Too Slow
Replies: 35
Views: 4195

Re: DCC Engines Running Too Slow

Hi,I have not read all the replies to your question but I run on dcc as well,I only have a select so I cannot adjust cvs but I have also noticed that some locos run slower than others,some locos you expect to fly run slow but I think that is just the way it is. Yep, I agree, just going to have to l...

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