Basic Electronics for Model Railways
Provides a grounding in the basics – and some pointers on what you could do next.
Covers the practical application of electronics to model railways, showing how components are used to construct useful projects.
The workshop is not heavy on theory and is mostly supported by practical demonstrations.
• Review of basic terms – voltage, current, resistance.
• Simple electrical calculations (e.g. voltage drop and motor current).
• Look at differences between AC and DC.
• Electro-magnetism (relays, solenoids, transformers).
• Identify electronic components (resistors, capacitors, diodes, etc.) a
• Reading a simple circuit diagram, recognising components and their connections.
• Make simple measurements with a multimeter.
• Stage-by-stage construction of a power supply (see the effect of diodes, capacitors, voltage regulators)
Provides further training to those who have attended the “Basic Electronics for Model Railways” workshop, or have some previous electronic knowledge.
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