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Do you think it would be a good idea to run a layout with a Programable Logical Controller?


-- Jerry Brown (, September 17, 2004


I think using ladder logic is a great idea for running a model railroad. PLCs unfortunately don't communicate with computers sending commands through DCC. I/O for PLCs is expensive - after all, PLCs are usually designed for some sort of industrial application.

So while ladder logic would be a great way to program running trains, PLCs themselves aren't a cost effective way to run a model railroad.

-- Allan Gartner (, September 18, 2004.

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