Have never visited this grp so appologies if this has been asked before:
I have a Christmas train layout that I would like to start/stop electronically. The train is on an oval track. It runs through my little town and then dissapears into a tunnel. Here is what I would like to do:
When the train is fully into the tunnel, I would like it to stop for a period of time and then re-start, make 1 or 2 trips through the town and then stop in the tunnel again. This cycle would then repeat either with random or preset times. I think this would be for more interesting than just having the thing going round and round endlessly.
I would like to build/buy something that would allow this. Can anyone point me to a cct diagram or to a product. I'm no stranger to a soldering iron so am prepared to build.
Thanks for any and all ideas! Gord