[Hon30] – Rolling stock storage and new power supply

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 18 January 2016

Hello folks,

during the indoor steam engine meet in Karlsruhe, some tool dealers also show up to supply the steam model builders with stuff. One of them also offers empty wooden boxes in various sizes. I got 6 with 13x20x4cm (inside) each for just 10,-€. I’ll go to use them to store my Hon30 rolling stock.

After removing the inlays, I lined 4 of the boxes with grey foam. The rolling stock is placed upright and will be softly clamped when the lid is closed. This will prevent them from moving.

In the 3rd layout storage box, which holds the fiddle yards, I had some room left over, which was holding the DCC stuff once. Since I switched back to DC, I had this room over. So I add some partitions walls and placed the boxes here. While the 3rd box on each stack wouldn’t fit in height, I just disassembled them, cut the lid down ba 8mm and reassembled them. Now I’ve two lower boxes wich will hold track/wheel cleaning equipment and car loads.

Beside the boxes is a small cabinet which holds the new power supply. It’s a high frequent PWM controller with bluetooth hand-held controller. My dad mad it for me and it work’s great.

With this projects done, the layout and storage boxes are finished. Next I’ll focus on my rolling stock to finish the new models for the show in March…



  • mike beard says:

    Hi Gerd,

    Sometime an in-depth study of the PWM Controller and/or a circuit and pcb diagram would be welcomed. Smart as ever, I’m jealous.


    • Gerd says:

      Hi Mike,
      I really understand you, but the circuit and diagram in this case are useless without the micro controllers used and the self developed software inside. I’m sorry.