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2 aspect led signal changing method do you use
« on: August 22, 2020, 08:03:55 PM »

 hi  all          other than the  toggle switch or a rotary switch   ........  which  piece of electronics is favored  by  members

  cr signals  /  heathcote       ive  not  explored  the  arduino  route  yet  ???????????  or  any  others   ....  ive  not  found

  would  be  grateful   for  ideas   or  views

  im  only  after  changing  2  aspect  leds  signals    but   17  of  them  across  the  whole  layout   ...  max  4  on  any  one  line

   yours  faithfully   paul

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Re: 2 aspect led signal changing method do you use
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2020, 08:26:51 PM »
To be honest, toggle switches work just fine for me as they kind of remind me of signal box levers and they indicate what aspect the signal is showing.  No need for anything more complex.

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Re: 2 aspect led signal changing method do you use
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2020, 09:26:21 PM »
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which  piece of electronics is favored
all depends on how you intend to trigger them,do you want 1 trigger action to set and then reset after a preset time or a second trigger action to change them back
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Re: 2 aspect led signal changing method do you use
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2020, 07:07:23 AM »

hi                thankyou  both  for  the  replies

 i  know  toggle switches  would  be  cheapest  option

 i  have  looked  at  cr sig  and  heathcote  both  offer  similar  systems   to  change  and  reset  after  a  delay    ...  when  building  starts  my 

  5 yr old  grandson  will  love  all  the  working  bits  ..  just  after  other  members  ways of  changing  yours

  thanks  again

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Re: 2 aspect led signal changing method do you use
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2020, 07:17:24 AM »
I don't think you'll wanna see the system I use!



I think a simple switch as suggested will be best for your job.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 2 aspect led signal changing method do you use
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2020, 09:15:58 AM »
I don't think you'll wanna see the system I use!


Strewth, George! :o
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Re: 2 aspect led signal changing method do you use
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2020, 04:44:22 PM »

 hi  mr  bealman

 thats one h*ll  of a circuit drawing         and  thats  just  the  branch  ??????


   paul

 

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