Wiring

How To Build Chuck’s New Throttle

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Would you like to build your own version of the automated, Arduino-based throttle I recently built for Chuck’s layout? Well, read on!

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Soldering

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As I mentioned in last week’s post, I just got a decoder into another Atlas RS-3. This is my first decoder installation since I got my new Hakko FX-888D soldering station last winter. After 30 years of working with Radio Shack pencil irons, I found myself doing enough electronics work (mostly, but not entirely, train-related) to justify the upgrade. The Hakko arrived just in time for a project with 115 individual LEDs that needed soldering together. What a difference!

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