auto stopping at stations

Basic electrical and electronics, such as DC/Analog control.
steamerorb
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Re: auto stopping at stations

Postby steamerorb » Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:59 am

I encountered this circuit but I don't know if it'll do what I want or if it'll do other things that I don't want, I'm good at mechanical engineering but hopeless at electronic engineering
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heda
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Re: auto stopping at stations

Postby heda » Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:00 pm

Just a thought but would it be possible to isolate a section of track in front of the station and bridge the isolator with a resistor, would this slow the train down ? Then use the basic timed stop unit to halt the train.

Dave

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Re: auto stopping at stations

Postby steamerorb » Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:48 pm

heda wrote:Just a thought but would it be possible to isolate a section of track in front of the station and bridge the isolator with a resistor, would this slow the train down ? Then use the basic timed stop unit to halt the train.

Dave


I did conciser this, or rather a series of sections with resistors over the gap although a diode over the gap to drop the voltage by 0.7 volts per section but that will be a jerky stop and I'd prefer it to be smooth, and the more short sections there are the harder an override switch would be


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