A quick question for the more intelligent ones out there?

Discussion in 'Other Electronic Interfaces' started by Andy64, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Andy64

    Andy64 Full Member

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    Hi I'm not brilliant when it comes to the electronic side of things I've just received a couple of small servos to experiment with I've seen a you tube video that converts a servo to work off of a 9v battery and a switch which is sort of what I want to achieve, but then watched another video about the merg servo4 controller am I right in thinking that this also can be operated by a switch or does it have to have something like arduino to operate? Sorry if this is a dumb question:scratchchin:
    Thanks in advance Andy
     
  2. redpiperbob

    redpiperbob Full Member

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    Hi Andy
    yes a switch can operate the servo 4. But you have to set up the end stops of the servo movement first.
    Give me a shout if you need more info.

    Be seeing you
    Bob
     
  3. Andy64

    Andy64 Full Member

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    Cheers Bob I will have to become a member before I can purchase any anyway but just looking at my options I like simple and cost is always a consideration and it looks like a resonably cheap way of doing things .
    Thanks Andy
     
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    What are you trying to control?
    Bob
     
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    redpiperbob Full Member

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    Merg is a great organisation to join there are a lot of very competent people there.
    I have been a member for many years now.
    Bob
     
  6. Andy64

    Andy64 Full Member

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    Points mostly but I'm sure I will come up with some other things too.
    Andy
     
  7. Timbersurf

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    If you want an off the shelf solution, look at Megapoints or Peco or MicroMiniatures or Walthers or Tam Valley
    Only the Peco comes with a servo bracket! There are some wood and metal ones on ebay or buy Harman or join MERG and buy theirs or make your own

    All the options (needs updating!) here

    The recent choices has now become bewildering! I currently have Megapoints but will probably convert to a home made Arduino solution.

    The Megapoints (and I am sure some others) come with a setting to use with signals to give 'bounce'
     
  8. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    For the price, the Peco kit looks pretty good. I have five points on the layout I'm currently building, but I could not see individual servos etc on the Peco page. Do you know if these are available separately ??

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Timbersurf

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    Gary, yes,
    PECO PLS-125
    but for 5, you will need two four way controllers!

    Servo's are available from lots of sources cheaper, but the bracket is the stumbling block, I have seen better metal brackets on ebay for £4
     
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