I want to explore the options that present themselves when lots of my layout wiring is digital. Step one is to drive trains via a PC.
MERG have a set of kits for a system designed around the CAN bus. This is the ‘DCC command station’ and a USB to CAN interface module. The loco lurking in the background moved under the power of this system earlier tonight.
Now I want to build a handset so that the computer is optional. The kit MERG have will mean I need to get the knack of surface mount soldering by hand.
This also means JMRI is installed on my PC again. It’s nice to see how much that has updated recently!