N-gauge Japanese-style Model Train
Trying to fit 0402 LEDs into Kato 23-214 traffic lights. It works, but I am just going to install one LED (either green or red) in each signal.
Next step: the bus interchange. I have built a switch for the bus: a servo motor moves the guide wire towards one of the two positions.
It works 🙂
Today, I have started the integration of the system into the python application that runs on the raspberry pi (the same one that controls all the LEDs on the layout).
I have added a screen to control the busses, it looks like that:
Each bus block is a white rectangle. The block is highlighted
The application makes sure that there is no collision. The video below shows the results of very the first test:
For more than a year now I am trying to control the Tomytec busses (fitted with a BM-01, BM-02 or BM-03 motor). My ultimate goal is to make the street at the centre of my layout look like this:
There will be
They will all be connected to a Raspberry Pi, which will be able to control the traffic flow.
All of this is still under development, but this weekend I have been able to connect eight bus blocks, and this is the result (that I find really encouraging):
Several tests to find a suitable asphalt color (and I will later paint again the road to a lighter grey shade).
I changed the "sky" lighting to two rows of individually-controllable RGB+Natural White LEDs.
Late evening emergency meeting the second floor...
The building has been painted as follows:
Lighting is made with four pieces of 3mm LED strip.
The track rust is Tamiya XF-64 Red Brown.