07 November 2009

That satisfying click

Today I got power into the point motors for the first time. It was very satisfying to hear the "click" from one of my already-installed motors when I fired it up, telling me that the circuit works. Automatic point operation is going to be crucial, especially on the lower level tracks that will mostly be covered over.

I'm using various Peco bits and pieces, like the capacitor discharge unit and the probe & studs, recently acquired. For the moment it's all mounted on a bit of hardboard so I can wire up new motors to test them. Eventually I'll put it all onto a proper control panel, once I've worked out where, in the increasingly cramped work space around the layout, I'm going to put it.