Showing posts from October, 2022

DCC Speed Matching Assistant Scratch Build

This project was inspired by some discussion over at Overview:  Create a simple car that can be attached to any locomotive and used to obtain speed matching data. Arduino based with no need for a computer attached but possibility to integrate with DCC possibly through I2C. Speed = Distance / Time Parts: Hopefully you will already have a lot of these parts.  9" straight section of Bachman EZ Track or similar. + enough track to get the engine to the desired speed. Arduino Uno/Nano 1306 LCD Screen (128x32 pixels). Train throttle (DC or DCC) Train engine Car:  Styrene sheet. I used a "For Sale" sign (Lowes) with a 0.015" thickness 3/32" (2.4mm) round styrene tube Evergreen Scale Models #223 1/8" (3.2mm) round styrene tube Evergreen Scale Models #224 5/32" (4.0mm) round styrene tube Evergreen Scale Models #225 3/16" 4.8mm) round styrene tube Evergree