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|Single message by Andrew Duncan Topic: Building Yeovil Pen Mill in EM|
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A brief update of my progress in the last few weeks and a request for help.
I’ve completed the basic wiring for the servos to the Megapoints control boards, there are two on this baseboard because I’ve got 11 turnouts and five or six signals including three working(I hope) ground signals which are easily visible ( I’m not going to the trouble of making a tiny disc rotate a couple of millimetres if I can easily see it. 80/20 rule).
A very welcome upgrade that Dave Fenton has done to the latest Megapoint control boards is that the servos no longer chatter to each other which is a blessed relief and what’s more for a modest sum you send back your old boards to be up graded. My two old ones will be going back for that upgrade just soon as I can summon up the energy to unplug them and put them in the post.
The question I have is has anyone got any good ideas on logging wiring and how to keep a track of it all? At present I’m labelling each end of the servo wires going back to the boards with the turnout number and the track feeds are colour coded red and black. The crossing feeds to the micro switches are white.
In addition I’ve printed out Templot plans of each baseboard at 20% of full size on A3 paper and have plotted the exact positions of all feeds along with turnout numbering, but still feel that I’m not doing enough to make fault finding later, as easy as I can?
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