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by Teedoubleudee
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Making a single gate move. HELP!
Replies: 64
Views: 6657

Re: Making a single gate move. HELP!

RAFHAAA96 wrote:Latest Gaugemaster newsletter has an article about motorising crossing gates using a servo.

Go to their website and search for articles.


That's the one End2End is linking to 6 posts up RAF. :roll:
by Teedoubleudee
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Automated Loco Stop
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Re: Automated Loco Stop

I did something similar a while back with a passing loop, using a reed relay in the track and a latching relay to cut off the supply behind the loco. It stops pretty quick but doesn't matter if the siding is hidden. Of course to use reed relays requires any loco going into that siding to be fitted w...
by Teedoubleudee
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Making a single gate move. HELP!
Replies: 64
Views: 6657

Re: Making a single gate move. HELP!

I'm not sure of the complete arc, I think it's about 220 but it's definitely well over 90 so perfect for a LC gate. With my Wills kit I decided to glue the hinge post to the gate and swing the the whole thing round as it's easier to pivot by drilling a hole up the center of the post. That way you c...
by Teedoubleudee
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Making a single gate move. HELP!
Replies: 64
Views: 6657

Re: Making a single gate move. HELP!

I'm using those servos, they work well enough though my gates open/close a bit slower! I've got the Wills gates and they look OK Yes I've ordered one of the 99p servos but do you know what the full radius arc is in degrees Teedoubleudee? I should hopefully only need 90 degrees but I cannot find the...
by Teedoubleudee
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Making a single gate move. HELP!
Replies: 64
Views: 6657

Re: Making a single gate move. HELP!

Gaugemaster's Right Lines monthly email newsletter shows a hacked and slashed moving gate using a servo. It works but looks terrible :shock: :lol: http://www.gaugemaster.com/articles/guides/working-fordhampton-level-crossing.html It looks like he is using one of those 99p servos off ebay, but the l...
by Teedoubleudee
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Making a single gate move. HELP!
Replies: 64
Views: 6657

Re: Making a single gate move. HELP!

Cheers Timber, I will have a peruse.
by Teedoubleudee
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Making a single gate move. HELP!
Replies: 64
Views: 6657

Re: Making a single gate move. HELP!

Hi End2End, What a strange bunch of co-incidences! I too have got hooked on the Picaxe (thanks to Tricky Dicky - does he own shares in the company :D ) and have had mixed success with my level crossing project (I suspect due to my poor veroboard construction). But today in my post I received a spe03...
by Teedoubleudee
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Computer controlled (timed cycle) layout lighting
Replies: 23
Views: 3031

Re: Computer controlled (timed cycle) layout lighting

Great thread, will follow with interest.
by Teedoubleudee
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Making a single gate move. HELP!
Replies: 64
Views: 6657

Re: Making a single gate move. HELP!

It's not that I hate electronics, it's just that we don't work well together !! I read all this and think a Bowden Cable, or wire in tube as it's often called in railway modelling circles would be so much easier !! I like manual control. Geoff T. I think manual is a good choice for a single gate op...
by Teedoubleudee
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Playing sound files without proprietery software
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Playing sound files without proprietery software

Ah, great Gordon thanks. I must have been useing the wrong search criteria.
by Teedoubleudee
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Playing sound files without proprietery software
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Playing sound files without proprietery software

I have sound files in wav and mp3, and I want to play them using a microprocessor but can't think of how to do this. I don't want to use Railmaster or any other similar software. Has anyone done it and can tell me how please?
by Teedoubleudee
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lighting BUS Wire Thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: Lighting BUS Wire Thoughts

I have a lighting bus though mine is more of a "star" configuration using a large double tag strip. I have a mixture of 12v bulbs and 12v LEDs and run them off a 9v regulated supply. This gives me a moderate level of lighting appropriate to a pre war steam layout whilst extending the life ...
by Teedoubleudee
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Dapol Signal - Light Connection Query
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Dapol Signal - Light Connection Query

I've modified a few "dead" Dapol signals now. I remove the pcb completely and connect the LED to a 12v DC supply via a current limit resistor (can't remember the size off top of head). I then extend the actuating rod with some piano wire. So I end up with 2 wires (to 12v DC via an external...
by Teedoubleudee
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Making a single gate move. HELP!
Replies: 64
Views: 6657

Re: Making a single gate move. HELP!

By far the most simple solution is a £1.50 PIC, a handful of resistors, a couple of capacitors and a servo. No need for any limit switches gearing or anything else. The PIC can accurately turn the servo and hold it there in the same position each time. The only input required is from the changeover...

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