Designing a Control Panel

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Billybob Reuben, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. Billybob Reuben

    Billybob Reuben New Member

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    I am building my first layout and need information on how to design the control panel. I would like it to look like the real thing with the track schematic, switches, lights, etc. Has there been any article in the magazines describing this, or can anyone suggest where I might look? I need all the help I can get.

    Thank you.
  2. Bill Stone

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    Here are some of the articles on building control panels.....

    MODEL RAILROADER:
    Dec '99 page 135
    Aug '90 page 92
    Nov '89 page 120
    May '75 page 67

    RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN:
    Sep '96 page 60
    Oct '84 page 60

    Good luc --- and let us know how you do.
    Bill
  3. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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  4. Billybob Reuben

    Billybob Reuben New Member

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    Thank you for the swift responses. The Academy article was very helpful. Now I will try to locate those from MR and RMC.

    Billybob
  5. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

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    Bill Stone;

    It's easier to ask you here than to try to go look first. Are those articles available on the net through MR's and RMC websites? I too am hung up on finishing up my wiring and the big part of that is design and construction of a control panel.

    Bob
  6. Bill Stone

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    I don't think so --- but haven't looked.
    If you guys need to see them email me (stoneexpl@aol.com) your snailmail addresses, and I can photocopy them and send them along.
    Bill