Control Your Model Train Layout With Your TV REMOTE!

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Introduction: Control Your Model Train Layout With Your TV REMOTE!

About: I am an electronics and model railway hobbyist.

In this instructable, I will show you how to make an IR remote control system for a model train. You will then be able to control your trains while relaxing on your couch. So, let's get started!

Step 1: Collect All the Stuff!

Here is the parts list for electronic components:

An Arduino Mega

An AF motor driver shield

An SM0038 IR receiver

A 12 volt DC power supply

A 47 uF capacitor

Some jumper wires

Step 2: Assemble the Electronics

Check the Arduino code for more info on the wiring connections, download it from the next step.

Step 3: The Software

Upload this code to your Arduino board:

Step 4: Make a Test Layout

Mame a simple loop of track to test your setup.

Step 5: Get Your Locomotive

This is a Tomix EF210 N-scale electric locomotive which I bought from Japan. It comes as a set with two container wagons, check it out here.

Step 6: Add It to Your Test Layout

Step 7: Power Up the Setup and Get the Train Running!

I hope you will enjoy making this project. All the best for your build!

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    Pardon me, boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo?

    nice instructable, my friend.

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    Are you talking about the music in the video? Well, anyway, thanks!