Hello From Mill Bay Canada

BabbageSteam Oct 25, 2020

  1. BabbageSteam

    BabbageSteam New Member

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    Hello TrainBoard members!

    My name is Michael. I am new to both model railway and the TrainBoard forum. This looks to be a very helpful group. My interests are Garden Railway (Gauge 1) , Live Steam & electric , and layout control electronics for trains. My background is electrical engineering and software development. At the moment I am building a DCC++ EX controller along with the SMA20 decoder with the nmradcc-idec libraries. There is much to learn here - but I am enjoying it well. Has anyone every tried to control a live steam loco with DCC?

    Cheers,

    Michael
     
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  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Michael, welcome. Glad to have you aboard. Controlling a live steam loco with DCC or any other protocol would be an interesting challenge. The electronics and software would be simple. However translating the commands into physical controls will be interesting to see your solutions, especially as small as Gauge 1.
     
  3. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Michael!
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Perhaps try posting this inquiry to our DCC & Electronics Forum. There might be someone there..... :)
     
  6. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to TrainBoard. Here are many tech savvy folks. (I am not really one of them.) All will help you if they can. (y)
     
  7. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard Michael and you will find much help here.
     
  8. Dogwood

    Dogwood TrainBoard Member

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    Howdy Michael........welcome to TrainBoard:D
     

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