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  1. Happy Birthday!!

    Happy Birthday!!
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    Welcome Mark. There are lots of people on...

    Welcome Mark.

    There are lots of people on this site who can provide you with great advice. I’m looking forward to seeing pictures of your layout (then and now).
  3. Happy Birthday!!

    Happy Birthday!!
  4. Happy Birthday!!

    Happy Birthday!!
  5. Happy Birthday!!

    Happy Birthday!!
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    Great build as usual! I really like the detail...

    Great build as usual! I really like the detail on that building.
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    This is a little late but I installed my Grade...

    This is a little late but I installed my Grade Crossing on my highway. These were really easy to install. They have flashing lights and a bell. I use an Arduino to control the power to them. I will...
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    I would go with Simplicity. I doubt many people...

    I would go with Simplicity. I doubt many people in North America would know that it isn’t prototypical. I know I wouldn’t have.
  9. Happy Birthday!!

    Happy Birthday!!
  10. Happy Birthday!!

    Happy Birthday!!
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    Thanks TwinDad. I watched a couple of these...

    Thanks TwinDad. I watched a couple of these videos. There are very good.
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    Well I ran another test and it still didn’t work....

    Well I ran another test and it still didn’t work. Lesson of the day for me is take an electronics course before I try this again and don’t buy stuff you don’t understand how to use. Thanks for your...
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    You are correct. I can believe I made that stupid...

    You are correct. I can believe I made that stupid mistake and crossed the power wires. Hopefully I didn’t blow the SSR. I’ll fix it and test it later today.

    I don’t know if the Arduino outputs...
  14. I bought some grade crossing flashers and bell. ...

    I bought some grade crossing flashers and bell.
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    Test Failed

    Well my test was unsuccessful. I was able to get some pictures of my connections although they arenít great as the hardware is in a tough spot to reach.


    The first 3 pictures are of the Arduino....
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    Sorry I misunderstood you. I thought you were...

    Sorry I misunderstood you. I thought you were talking about the two wires that are at the top of the Arduino. Those are for reading the DCC signal. I now realize you were talking about what is...
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    Hi No it does not control track power. It...

    Hi

    No it does not control track power. It reads the DCC signal from track power. I had everything unhooked so I so I put some wires into the SSR to show how it was hooked up while I was testing...
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    Solid State Relay

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    Well Iím back with another Relay problem. I just canít get my mind around these things.


    I didnít like the clicking sound on the relay that Heiko helped me set up so I bought a solid...
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    Just outside of MaŽlle, my grandson decided we...

    Just outside of MaŽlle, my grandson decided we needed a park and fishing spot.
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    Wow. Those are fantastic. I thought I did good...

    Wow. Those are fantastic. I thought I did good just painting a blue sky with no clouds!!:)
  21. Happy Birthday!!

    Happy Birthday!!
  22. Thanks. I thought it might be from RLW. I have...

    Thanks. I thought it might be from RLW. I have been looking at there stuff. It looks really nice.

    Were the easy to build?
  23. Sure. I was also in Software development for 40...

    Sure. I was also in Software development for 40 years. One of the reasons I choose TC was because I didn’t want to do a bunch of coding. TC is really easy to setup and when you get into doing some...
  24. Hi I like the logging scene. Who makes the...

    Hi

    I like the logging scene. Who makes the log dump that you have?
  25. If Auto train control is a future development you...

    If Auto train control is a future development you want I would suggest that you investigate some of the Auto train control options and see how they want their blocks set up.

    I noticed in your...
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