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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 10:46:38 AM »
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Very cool David.  8)

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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 11:27:46 AM »
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I gather these are PWM, do you know the frequency?

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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 12:26:36 PM »
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Well done, DKS!  My favorite is the throttle in the Trenton Transportation Co. layout, which I had the pleasure of seeing in person at a CRHS Rail-B-Q.  The throttle hidden in a structure with the rooftop details as the controls was absolutely genius!

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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 01:24:22 PM »
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I gather these are PWM, do you know the frequency?

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Sorry, no clue, but they do not create any audible buzz that I can detect in locos.

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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 05:20:21 PM »
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Could you post a photo of the unit you built?

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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 05:35:06 PM »
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Could you post a photo of the unit you built?

I've built several. Here's one that's probably closest to what others might build:




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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 05:38:56 AM »
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This is a perfect solution to small portable tabletop layouts.

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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2018, 10:37:50 PM »
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http://davidksmith.com/modeling/throttle.htm
Bit lost here.  Why is info on a dc throttle posted in the dcc forum? Maybe this should be move to a different forum where it could help more modelers?

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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2018, 10:45:26 PM »
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Bit lost here.  Why is info on a dc throttle posted in the dcc forum? Maybe this should be move to a different forum where it could help more modelers?

Because this is the DCC / Electronics forum. Not just DCC. DCC topics may dominate recent discussion, but dig a little and you'll find this is where we put general electronics tinkering.
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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2018, 11:00:25 PM »
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Because this is the DCC / Electronics forum. Not just DCC. DCC topics may dominate recent discussion, but dig a little and you'll find this is where we put general electronics tinkering.

Interesting.

Maybe when members glance at the forum's name and they see DCC first, then they assume it is for DCC only.  Maybe renaming this section "Electronics/DCC", or Electronics and DCC", or "Electronics & DCC" would make things clearer?  But as you said, this is the proper forum for all electronics relating to model railroading (and sometimes even OT electronic topics).
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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2018, 11:22:39 PM »
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Direct Current Control.

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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 09:12:51 AM »
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Can be used with a Digitrax Zephyr as an additional throttle.  :)

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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2018, 09:29:03 AM »
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Well done, DKS!  My favorite is the throttle in the Trenton Transportation Co. layout, which I had the pleasure of seeing in person at a CRHS Rail-B-Q.  The throttle hidden in a structure with the rooftop details as the controls was absolutely genius!

Thank you, Mr. Foxx. For those wondering what he's talking about, here's the throttle (along with turnout controls) for a micro-layout I built:


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Re: DC (Decent Cheap) Throttles
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2018, 08:37:15 AM »
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Interesting.

Maybe when members glance at the forum's name and they see DCC first, then they assume it is for DCC only.  Maybe renaming this section "Electronics/DCC", or Electronics and DCC", or "Electronics & DCC" would make things clearer?  But as you said, this is the proper forum for all electronics relating to model railroading (and sometimes even OT electronic topics).
Pete - my thought was if this was in a different forum, perhaps those with zero interest in DCC but are DC interested might have seen the post as I rather doubt many DC folks with visit this forum that often.
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