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Train Detection

G`day Folks, Here is my train detection system. It is basically an elongated, open reed switch which allows an LED to stay lit far longer than it would with just a simple proprietary reed switch. It is a simple build and extremely cost effective although it is only suitable for hidden areas of track. It is also suitable for either analogue ( DC ) or DCC as it stands alone as a completely independent system to the rail power input. Here is a link to an episode about straightening wire which is necessary for this system to work.… Cheers Gormo
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Favourite Scale: OO / 1:76 Likes: Making small stuff on the laser cutter Dislikes: Counting rivets Other info: Starting to dabble with the world of 3D printing a bit to enhance the products we create on the laser. Layout: Whitwick Grove

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  1. PACtrain

    A simple idea that works well. Obviously, as used, it is only suitable for non-visible areas of your layout. Also very cheap to make. Keeps the light on for a reasonable time.

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