Electronics and Wiring for Model Railways
In railway modelling, getting the technical components correctis essential for a realistic-looking layout but, unfortunately,these often present the biggest challenges for the hobbyist. Usinghis own experience as a railway modeller and electronics engineer,Andrew Duckworth provides a guide suitable for all railwaymodellers, from beginners to the more experienced. Withinstructions on how and where to use specialist electronic circuitsto enhance your layout, this book will help you to achieve areasonably sophisticated layout. It provides: an overview of thegeometry required for building successful model railways; clearexplanations of electronics and electrical components; comparisonsof direct control and digital command control (DCC); step-by-stepinstructions for wiring the track, signals, buildings and lighting;reviews of electrical systems, power supplies, wires and cable,control panels and switches and finally, it covers detection,testing and troubleshooting tips.