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  1. Automated Train Control?

    DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    Hi, I'm a new member here. I've always loved trains and I had a pretty nice O scale setup when I was younger. Anyways, I'm planning on making a whole new setup in the HO scale since I'd be able to fit more things in terms of trains/scenery/ together to make it look more realistic (basically...
  2. NFC Checkpoint

    Technical Model Train Forum
    This is an idea I've been working on for a bit. The concept is using Near Field Communication tags and readers to identify a locomotive or something to allow automated control of either the device for collision avoidance or layout items such as signals. The system also utilizes infrared sensors...
  3. Granite Gorge & Northern

    HO Scale
    This will be my first model railroad. I did put an HO oval on a piece of 4x8 once when my children were young that the Christmas tree centered in, but I considered that a toy train. My, how things have changed in the last 30 + years. When I was a child, my father started but never completed the...
  4. O Gauge Auto Reverse for P to P

    O Scale
    I am looking for some type of electronics to run a trolley back and forth (point to point operation) on my mantle for the holidays. What I do not want is the trolley banging against the bumper to flip the reversing unit. Is there a product made that will slow the trolley down, stops and...
  5. Automation

    Beginner Q & A
    Hi Everybody.... I am looking for recommendations for specific electronics to run a point to point trolley run, with regular ole DC. My scale maybe HO, O or G.... haven't really decided yet. I have seen some posts here online where there are wiring diagrams to make-your-own but that is just a...