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On 9/26/2020 at 7:46 PM, Manicouagan said:

I drew two new track plans. What is the best ? All your advices, comments and criticisms are welcome.

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Saturday's  plans were similar to John Allen's classic "Timesaver" switching puzzle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timesaver

I think the basic constraint was that the loop is just long enough to run around two wagons and the siding or industry tracks a loco and two wagons.

The Timesaver is basically a board game using model trains as pieces.

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This layout is plugged to a homemade controller and a power supply (yellow circle) at the left end.

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I used one LM317 for this very cheap controller. I put a small heat sink on the back of the LM317 and a car bulb as cheap overload protection.

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