My Märklin – digital rail layout

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Trialling – Traincontroller Bronze

Over the past week I have been using the trial version of Traincontroller a PC based train control and automation software. As mine is a small layout, 3 x 1 … Continue reading

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3-4 weeks after the revamp

Still not finished, but I’ve achieved a lot. Most of the track sensors are in place, the lighting still needs some work, and all the points/switches are working. The wiring … Continue reading

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Back and with a revamp! 12/3/2022

After 2 years of self imposed exile from my rail layout, I’ve been distracted by all sorts around the house and garden and thankfully Covid has sofar missed my healthy … Continue reading

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Locomotive Smoke Fluid

I have used the Märklin smoke fluid (02421)in my BR 24 014 for some time, but the smoker unit has given up working, and my original 250ml bottle is down … Continue reading

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Adding & editing Locomotives

This Covid Christmas 2020, another locomotive was sent to me from my German relatives. A BR 89 010 . A 0-3-0 with a Delta decoder and 3 spoke coil. Its … Continue reading

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Arcomora DCCNext

First! I wanted to find out more about DCC, about which all I know it is a protocol for model railways. And that is it! I know my CS3+ can … Continue reading

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Burnout!

22 Sep 2020 & 8 Oct 2020 I haven’t a great sense of smell and my wife warned me of a burning smell in my rail room. Ignoring her has … Continue reading

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A busy day

19 Sep 2020 Today added 9 street lights and 2 track contact sensors. The street light were installed as a string of 3 sets of 3 lights. These 12v lamps … Continue reading

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3 trains running

16 Sep 2020 Today successfully running 3 locomotives one after the other. Starting at the higher level the BR 24 travels out of Neuenburg station and down passing around Stolzberg … Continue reading

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Minor success with Events & Macros

7 Sep 2020 It is with some pleasure that I achieved my first EVENT involving more than one macro working this evening. It may not be tidy, efficient or even … Continue reading

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An event full day

Today I began my research into the Märklin CS3 events. As I now have working, 21 track feedback sensors, it was time to get my head around these mysterious events. … Continue reading

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Toe dipping in DCC

Recently I decided to solder together an Arduino based, DCC decoder kit which should provide the same kind of functionality as a Märklin 60841 M84 decoder. I intend it to … Continue reading

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