Digital Track Volt/Ammeter
This project was inspired by customer Glenn Sheldon after he asked for some assistance with low cost digital voltmeters to measure track voltage. It is fun to build, and only requires about $25 worth of parts or less, depending on how you package it. Glenn uses the TrackSide R/C for control.
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Use the Magnetic Critter Control for your Track Powered Train Display
Customer Dennis Olsen tells us how he uses the Magnetic Critter Control for his track powered train display.
- 12 VDC may not provide enough speed for your locomotives. The Meanwell LRS-150-24 is an excellent low cost power supply for this project. It provides 24V at 6.5A for around $18.
- The Magnetic Critter Control runs in one direction only (no built-in reverse), but can be added externally to the motor output with a DPDT switch if needed.
Track Blower Cars
Matt Iantorno used our Simple Critter Control and a Battery Conversion Module in his custom built track blower cars. The brown one has a Basswood chassis, Kadee coupler & trucks, a Bachmann caboose, a Rule 12v blower fan, and a Lithium Ion battery. The green one has the Simple Critter Control in the roof of the cupola.
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