Engine shed - Electrically driven door

ARIA31

ARIA31

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This thread is to briefly describe the construction of a locomotive shed with an electrically operated door.

This engine shed is made of 2 parts:
a) a main building and
b) a door module.

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My main motivation was the door construction!
So the main building is quite crude, I am not an artist like many on this forum ..... !!

This construction has just had the honor of an article in the web review:
MRH (Model Railroad Hobbyst) from August 2020

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Normally it is in pdf and available for free but this article is in the paid part (Running extra).
So it's just $ 1.99. This review is mostly O, HO and N !! But there are articles which are very interesting.

The main element of this achievement is the motor block:

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The following video shows the rolling shutter in operation.

 
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playmofire

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This thread is to briefly describe the construction of a locomotive shed with an electrically operated door.

This engine shed is made of 2 parts:
a) a main building and
b) a door module.

View attachment 275564

My main motivation was the door construction!
So the main building is quite crude, I am not an artist like many on this forum ..... !!

This construction has just had the honor of an article in the web review:
MRH (Model Railroad Hobbyst) from August 2020

View attachment 275566

Normally it is in pdf and available for free but this article is in the paid part (Running extra).
So it's just $ 1.99. This review is mostly O, HO and N !! But there are articles which are very interesting.

The main element of this achievement is the motor block:

View attachment 275565

The following video shows the rolling shutter in operation.

Great idea and well executed.

I like the end shot from the loco running in.
 
ARIA31

ARIA31

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Totally right. There are 2 end stops switches.
The shutter is sliding in 2 U rails placed on each side.
The switches are at the top and the bottom on one side.

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This is a very simple control device with a DPDT control switch.
 
Greg Elmassian

Greg Elmassian

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Nice! I have seen ones that flip the switch, and have a diode as I remember, so once it hits the limit, the motor will only run in the reverse direction. I assume your setup has a similar logic!

Thanks! Greg
 
ARIA31

ARIA31

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I tried this solution with diodes but at the end I choose to use the following circuit

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However despite very simple , I tested that before installation on the shed !! :)

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