Kushagra Keshari
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Automated Model Railway Layout with Passing Siding

A basic model train layout containing a passing siding with a train running around and stopping in an automated sequence.

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Automated Model Railway Layout with Passing Siding

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino UNO
Arduino UNO
×1
Dual H-Bridge motor drivers L298
SparkFun Dual H-Bridge motor drivers L298
×1
Male/Male Jumper Wires
×6
Male/Female Jumper Wires
Male/Female Jumper Wires
×7
IR proximity sensor
Use any similar sensor of your preference which can be integrated under the tracks.
×1
Adafruit 12V DC 1000mA (1A) switching power supply
Use this for smaller layouts.
×1
Adafruit 12V DC 5A switching power supply
Use this for larger layouts.
×1

Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE

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Schematics

Circuit schematic

Make sure you go through the schematic carefully.

Code

Model_train_layout_with_automated_track_switching.ino

Arduino
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Credits

Kushagra Keshari

Kushagra Keshari

19 projects • 70 followers
A casual electronics and a model railway hobbyist.

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