Hobby Corner
Projects you can make!
This section of the site is dedicated to you, the hobbyist.  Presented here are full designs for you to use or modify as long as they are for non-commercial use.  All designs presented are protected under DMCA, and herby certified that all work is original.  Testing was done on all designs presented, however no guarantee is expressed or implied that a particular design is comprehensive.

Each design below has a full schematic, bill of materials, and circuit board (PCB) layout.  You may modify the Schematic or PCB layout to suit your needs.  Eagle Layout Editor v4.11 is the toolset used, and is free to download and use for non-commercial applications.  To make the PCB from the files generated, try "Custom PCB", they are very reasonable and do great work.

Feel free to submit your projects to me for publishing here.  Your rights will be reserved as the owner.  Contact me for details on required files for your contribution.

Eagle Layout Editor - www.cadsoft.de
Custom PCB Fabrication - http://custompcb.com

 Post War Whistle Controller
Used by the AC/DC Commander, this circuit will come in handy to operate your post war whistle under Command Control.  A low cost, simple to construct, fun weekend project.

 Teledyne Coupler Controller
Conventional control of your coil couplers.  Activate the couplers on your post-war switchers with the "Horn" button!

 Solid State Post War Relay Replacement
A combination of the above two projects, this is a solid state version of a whistle / horn relay.  Tired of "tweaking" that relay to pull in or release?  Here is your solution to a cranky relay!

Disclaimer:  The Electric Railroad Company assumes no liability for the use of these designs.  These designs are presented "as is", and under no conditions are damages of any kind, including but not limited to, direct or indirect damages, lost profits, lost savings or other special, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages whether for breach of contract, tort or otherwise, or whether arising out of the use of or inability to use the designs, even if The Electric Railroad Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages or any claim by any other party.