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Picture of Simple Automated Point to Point Model Railroad

Arduino microcontrollers are great to automate model railroad layouts. Automating layouts is useful for many purposes like putting your layout up at a display where the layout operation can be programmed to run trains in an automated sequence. The low cost and open source Arduino microcontrollers and the widespread community make it easy and simple to make projects and program them.

So, without further ado, let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Video

Watching the video can help you get a fair idea of how this works.

5172ken3 months ago
Great project...but I can't see where the sketch reverses the trains direction. All seems to work OK, but in only one direction.
audreyobscura5 months ago
This is a cool project, and the train is so adorably tiny!
So nice of you
.....very confusion with power supply....Vin and Gnd from Arduino why not supply to direct to Arduino....to driver
KushagraK7 (author)  AshishC444 months ago
The power supply adapter is connected to the Arduino board's power connector which is connected to the pins VIN and GND of the board, in that way, the Arduino board allows the motor driver board's power connection terminals to connect to the power supply's connector.
KushagraK7 (author)  audreyobscura5 months ago
Thanks!