The RFID test layout picture here is intended to be an automated switching layout using an RFID reader to identify cars and JMRI to sort the cars into the desired order.

The RFID reader used for this project is connected via an XBee module to the computer, and is described here

All of the cars used on this layout are Micro-Trains cars with plastic center sills. The center sills have been modified to hold a 12mm 125KHz RFID tag as shown below: RFID tag mounting in MTL plastic center sill

Most of the cars used are equiped with dcc operated couplers.

Index of Photos of the RFID Test Layout

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All photots Copyright 2007-2013 Paul A. Bender