My Library - Magazine Articles By Keith Gutierrez

Build an Authentic Diesel Horn for Your Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-02
Page:
106
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The kit of all the parts were available (at the time of the article) from CVP Products (the author's company). The article describes how to build this professional-looking, programmable diesel horn.

Build the Blinker

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-02
Page:
102
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This article covers how to build a basic flasher circuit, includes printed circuit board diagram, and several ideas for application.

Building a Digital Fast Clock

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-11
Page:
76
Category:
Electronics
Description:
Using a Radio Shack four-digit clock module, the author shows how to build a fast clock (operating about 10 to 12 times faster than a normal clock). Includes schematic diagrams, circuit board designs, final wiring diagrams, and a parts list. The article then covers how to operate using a fast clock.

Digital Displays for Your Railroad

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1976-11
Page:
74
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This article describes how to hook up a 7-segment Radio Shack display LED to a rotary switch to show the selected track in the yard (as an example) in the display, which can then be mounted to your control panel.

The CTC-16e: The Next Generation of Command Control Part 1

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-04
Page:
85
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This installment starts the series that discusses how to build a 16-channel command control system. It talks about what command control is, how it works from a high-level point of view, what "CTC-16e" means, discusses the throttles, command power station, and auxiliary power stations. The article continues by discussing misconceptions about command control, the locomotive-installed receivers, sound, and building your own system. The article concludes with how to select a multi-meter and how to solder PC boards.

The SDX-1, a Diesel Sound System You Can Build Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-03
Page:
126
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This installment covers installing the components on the circuit board, a side bar on how to solder components correctly, and how to test the box.