Wasn't sure whether to blog or thread this, but I'll start with a thread and see how we go. I've built a few 7mm signals for a mates (sadly now defunct) garden railway and they were mostly operated by solenoid point motors. As we've moved the signals to the new indoor layout I've thought about maybe powering them with micro servos and to this end I've got some bits from MERG http://www.merg.org.uk/ and I'm giving it a go. So...this is the first signal. It's a scratchbuilt ex LMS upper quadrant 3 doll bracket thats now a gantry (er...don't ask..yet.)
This is one of the servos (digital prodder thing to show size)
This is the kit of bits that will be a driver unit for up to 4 servos (If I can fathom it out)
And this is a box of bits that will program the servo driver to do as it's told. (How much travel and how fast or slow etc) If I don't fry the contents with the soldering iron that is...
I'll update with words and pics as I progress. Feel free to comment/help/laugh as required.
Edited by Jon Fitness, 23 June 2016 - 10:41 .