Digital model railway

The other day me and my daughter found a box in a wordrobe filled with many model railway items, which has been forgotten for years. We put things together to try them all, but unfortunately control system was analog and hard to use. This was a perfect reason to build a digital command station, which ideally could be controlled from any device equipped with WiFi and a browser.

The following components have been used for this project:

  • microcontroller Atmel ATXmega128A3U
  • SD card, with settings, sounds saved on it
  • WiFi module ESP8622
  • LCD 5510 display



Digital Model Railway Control System


pictures
first idea about how to make hardware

first idea about how to make hardware

had to develop LCD designer in HTML...

had to develop LCD designer in HTML...

stable power is a must

stable power is a must

motherboard PCB with ATXmega128A3U

motherboard PCB with ATXmega128A3U

prototype of a booster

prototype of a booster

DCC receiver

DCC receiver

DCC receiver, engine control

DCC receiver, engine control

hardware mounting

hardware mounting

hardware mounting

hardware mounting

hardware mounting

hardware mounting

hardware mounting

hardware mounting

hardware mounting

hardware mounting

hardware mounting

hardware mounting

digital command station with WiFi

digital command station with WiFi

digital command station with WiFi

digital command station with WiFi

digital command station with WiFi and LCD module

digital command station with WiFi and LCD module

Hardware and software is self-made :)