- on Miscellaneous
- Published in issue 7/1989 on page 56
The Digital Model Train - Part 5
56 THE DIGITAL MODEL TRAIN - PART 5 by T. Wigmore This fifth part in the series discusses the Elektor Electronics Digital Train System, which makes possible the independent control via the rails of many locomotives, turnouts (points) and signals. It also makes provision for storing monitoring signals and contains as standard an RS232 interface. Some mention was made in the previous five articles of digital train control systems with particular reference to the Marklin system and also the Elektor Electronics Digital Train System. From now on the articles will deal specifically with the latter. The Elektor Electronics system is intended primarily for home construction, which makes it considerably cheaper than proprietary systems, and also gives you the opportunity of making it as simple or as complex as you like. At present, our sys- tem offers more facilities and possibilities than any other system we have seen. The Elektor Electronics system is of modular construction-see Fig. 3...