Model Railroad Electronics 6
Extra bonus project 1: KRAFT 3 decoder for turnouts with trackbed
Extra bonus project 2: KRAFT 3B for electric uncoupler
Extra bonus project 2: Replacement for LDE 20 Integrated Circuits
Extra bonus project 2: Updated DCC Panel with Status Indicator
Extra bonus project 2: Download PCB layouts
Rutger Friberg's world of Model Railroad Electronics
Rutger Friberg has been the Model Railroad and Electronics
editor at Allt om Hobby
for more than 20 years. He is the author of a series of books in the area of MR technology as well as co-author of hobby and technology books in Scandinavia.
Since 1988 Rutger has also, on a regular basis, given seminars and workshops for broader audiences on MR and technology topics.
He has been a member of the DCC working group within the NMRA technical committee since 1991, and has been instrumental in bringing the Digital control system to the level of a National Standard in the US.
He has given a number of clinics at each National Convention since 1992.
Rutger is working hard to get new kids into model railroading, he developed the Junior College Programme and introduced it at the NMRA convention in Kansas City in 1998. This programme has since been very popular and held in Asia and Europe as well as annually at the NMRA convention.
The comprehensive guide to Digital Command Control
... by Stan Ames, Rutger Friberg & Ed Loizeaux - was published in July 1998 and updated one year later. This book is a a must for all model railroaders, written by the three leading experts in this field.
Read what the readers write about the books
I just received the book "Model Railroad Electronics", part #2 by Rutger Friberg which I ordered through the US Marklin Club. (English text, 144 pages, $16).
To my surprise, this book really exceeded my expectations. It is an excellent reference book on Marklin's digital system.
The book is basically divided into 2 main areas:
The first half covers every Marklin digital component in its fullest detail. The component descriptions are complemented by lots of handy drawings as well as full blown schematics with all the component values. Electrical waveforms are also included.
The second half of the book details several do-it-yourself projects compatible with the Marklin system for adding additional features to your layout.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning the internal workings of the Marklin digital system. Rutger Friberg has done an excellent job explaining how the system really works. I feel its the best $16 I've ever spent!
Steven Stern email: email@example.com
More to read ...
A complete list
of articles about model railroading written by Rutger Friberg and published in Swedish. Sorry but this information is in Swedish but you can expect that some of it will be translated and published later in a special edition.
Stay tuned to this page for more information, updates and maybe some new extra bonus projects.
Model Railroad Electronics 5
Extra bonus project 1: Turnout Position Indicator
Extra bonus project 2: Digital Turnout Indicator
Model Railroad Electronics 4
Extra bonus project 1: Booster and Interface with Feedback
Extra bonus project 2: The Märklin 7051 Crane converted to DCC
Model Railroad Electronics 3
- more projects
Extra bonus project 1: A coach electrical system
, H0 and N
Extra bonus project 2: Train Electrical system 1
, H0 and N
Extra bonus project 3: Train Electrical system 2
- for three coaches, H0 and N
Extra bonus project 4: Train Electrical system 3
- Railcar Electrical system
Extra bonus project 5: A universal Track tester for the Layaout
, for H0 and N. Revised.