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Can traffic control toy trains be designed and constructed?.

The Trains receive red, amber and Green signals from the Traffic lights posts and accordingly the Train halts, move forward.
There are traffic lights posts in the Train journey. The traffic lights posts receives the Signals from Remote control device. The Train should take the action according to the signals received viz Red, Amber & Green.

Also is it possible to change train direction tracks using remote control device?

The remote control has push buttons track1, track2,track3,track4,track1-track3,track2-track4,track3-track1,track4-track2,red,green,amber etc.

As a example,

There are four trains running in four tracks. Two up (Same direction) and Two down (Same direction) trains. Track 1 & Track 3 up running trains in the same direction. Track 2 and Track 4 down running trains in the same direction.

Now The remote control device is sending a signal to the Traffic signal post on Track 1 train to halt i.e. Red push button. Now sends another signal for the train on Track 1 to change the track from Track 1 to go to Track 3 by pressing track1-track3 push button.

Could this be a complex task for Traffic control Train Toy programming i.e. Train Changing Tracks?

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar


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Short answer, yes.

There are many ways to include signaling and switch control, searching for "model railroad signaling" should turn up articles.


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Model Railroad Craftsman magazine ran a series of articles on traffic control and signals several years ago. You can do a lot with DCC if you have the patience and the money.

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