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    Resin Casting

    Just ran across this U Tube channel on resin casting: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPA1NCFqYebL6RBW5-bnOrg

    The few videos I've watched are well presented and informative.

    Now I've got...
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    Anyone using the CAN bus ?

    I ran across a u-tube video the other day about the CAN bus, primarily used in the automotive industry in vehicles.

    Has anyone here used the CAN bus on their layout?

    Pro's & Con's? ...
  3. patrick: My oops. meant to say 'Data Bus' ...

    patrick:

    My oops. meant to say 'Data Bus' (need to hire a new proof reader:slap-head:). Like LocoNet, I2C, ???

    Thanks.
  4. patrick Question: What kind of database are...

    patrick

    Question: What kind of database are using using (or considering using) to connect your district boards?


    Thanks,
  5. Just had another thought on this... If you tie...

    Just had another thought on this...

    If you tie both ends of the 'climbing rope' to a spool connected to the motor, you should be able to control both the up and down speed as well as the travel...
  6. You can power the Uno or Nano using the VIN pin. ...

    You can power the Uno or Nano using the VIN pin. VIN can be anywhere from 6V to 20V although the recommend range is 7V to 12V.

    You can then drive the stepper controller and motor off the +5V or...
  7. el Gato Gordo There are a number of ways to...

    el Gato Gordo

    There are a number of ways to implement this but a lot will depend on how you (want to) build the mechanism.

    I'll pm my address and we can get into the specifics off-forum if you...
  8. Fast Clock Display Driver Circuit Prototype

    Starting working on the prototype / test circuit for adapting an old alarm clock LED display into a fast clock.

    I've decided to use some 74HC595 shift registers between the Arduino and the LED...
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    LED lighting circuit update here:...

    LED lighting circuit update here: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?49723-Pinnacle-amp-Western-Electronics-Build-Thread&p=610273#post610273
  10. Pinnacle and Western Lighting Build - Final LED driver circuit test

    So, this evening I hooked up the final test circuit with some short 12 volt LED strips and a 12 volt wall wart.

    Short video of the final test: https://youtu.be/zyj7BG6HXyQ

    I'm am satisfied...
  11. Sounds like a good question for @DJSTRAINS...

    Sounds like a good question for @DJSTRAINS
  12. Well, I do have to say one thing about the COVID...

    Well, I do have to say one thing about the COVID ... It's enabled me to go to 2 trains shows this year. Normally, this time of year, I'm working 7 days a week.

    Anyways, went to a train show...
  13. Well, today was a very good day. I was able to...

    Well, today was a very good day. I was able to go to a model train show this morning, a gun show this afternoon, -AND- was able test my LED driver board circuit design.

    Short video of test here:...
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    Haven't used any Vallejo myself, but the reviews...

    Haven't used any Vallejo myself, but the reviews I've seen are generally favorable.

    I have used CreatEx brand (available at my local Hobby Lobby) and the Wal-Mart 'Apple Barrel' craft paints.
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    Weekend pre-update on the PWRR LED lighting...

    Weekend pre-update on the PWRR LED lighting project here: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?49723-Pinnacle-amp-Western-Electronics-Build-Thread&p=610153#post610153
  16. Early weekend update... Managed this evening...

    Early weekend update...

    Managed this evening to breadboard the LED driver test circuit.

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    I decided to start testing with 5 volts and discrete LED's instead of 12 volt LED strips...
  17. Actually, I think it's Pine Bluff (south of...

    Actually, I think it's Pine Bluff (south of Little Rock). Link: https://arkansasrailroadmuseum.org

    Unfortunately, they look like they're still closed because of the 'C' word.

    @Mobile One...
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    Brief PWRR Lighting Project update here:...

    Brief PWRR Lighting Project update here: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?49723-Pinnacle-amp-Western-Electronics-Build-Thread&p=609993#post609993
  19. Still recovering from a very busy last week and...

    Still recovering from a very busy last week and weekend. Did manage to get into the train room this evening for a few minutes and gather all the parts needed to breadboard and test the LED lighting...
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    They should include Unobtanium and...

    They should include Unobtanium and Administratium. The first one will be impossible to find and the second one will slow any train to a crawl.
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    Depending on how the HCD is constructed, it might...

    Depending on how the HCD is constructed, it might (maybe, could) act as an echo chamber or sound amplifier. For that reason, I personally would place at least one layer of foam on top before adding...
  22. Thread: It's time

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    absnut I want to personally thank you for your...

    absnut

    I want to personally thank you for your work as moderator.

    I myself have moderated forums in the past and I know that sometimes, it's not an easy job.

    It's been my experience that...
  23. Quick lighting project update here:...

    Quick lighting project update here: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?49723-Pinnacle-amp-Western-Electronics-Build-Thread&p=609529#post609529
  24. Some parts have arrived...

    The parts I ordered last week were waiting for me when I got home today.

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    Some 16 pin IC sockets for the fast clock circuit
    MOSFETS for the LED lighting project
    heatsinks...
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    I've based my modules of the older 'N-Trak'...

    I've based my modules of the older 'N-Trak' standards. They have since changed their name are are now known as 'NRail' (NRail.org). They've been around at least since the early '80s when I joined a...
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