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So I'm starting on the mission of controlling my turnouts with a servo motor controlled by an Arduino. I want to be able to use my DCC (Digitrax) network along with buttons on the layout near the turnouts to control from there as well. I will be doing my best to not have this based on one DCC...
An Arduino can be used as a combined function- plus servo decoder. This has a price tag under €5,- (including a fast opto-coupler).
Thanks to the people behind mynabay who made available the code for decoding the DCC commands. I added the software to control the outputs and the servos...
With servos now being one of the cheapest methods to operate turnouts from DCC it is becoming easier with items like the new PLS125 point motor from Peco and similar products. Unfortunately the popularity of servos for operating points has made the PLS125 a little hard to get hold of at the...
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