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Making my own hand held train controllers

Postby royjess » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:32 pm

Today I had a go at making my own hand held train controllers.

Here are some of the components.

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All constructed on a strip board.

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All complete and working. Mine's the red one and Jessica's got the blue one (pink wasn't abvailable so blue was her second choice).

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These work either using 16V ac or DC

These were build based on information from this webpage, I decided to build mine on one whole strip board as oppose to several. http://home.iprimus.com.au/nuggles58/Ma ... roller.pdf
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Re: Making my own hand held train controllers

Postby Mark » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:52 pm

Neat ! Was it cheaper building your own, or just fun !
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Re: Making my own hand held train controllers

Postby royjess » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:12 pm

Thanks Mark for your interest.

To build them, they cost around half the price of the guagmaster hand helds. Plus I've many spares to repair them or to partially build some more.

It was fun too.
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Re: Making my own hand held train controllers

Postby casper » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:13 pm

controllers look great :clap: you made that look easy Roy :clap: :clap: :)
I,m really bad with electrics so i know where to come for advice :) K on its way
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Re: Making my own hand held train controllers

Postby royjess » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:18 pm

Thanks Casper.

Here are a couple of websites that help me understand electronics, I'll start with the first one as a beginner, but the second one has a lot more info.

I only came across these website just before Xmas and now I'm able to build most electronic circuit providing I've the appropriate plans or instructions. I'm new (only a month now) to building circuit boards but not new to electrics.

http://lushprojects.com/absolutebeginne ... sbegin.pdf

http://electronicsclub.info/index.htm

I've also recently purchase a Silverline variable solder iron station.

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