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Build a Controller for the 282 Portal Crane
I found a relatively complete 282 Portal Crane in pieces at the bottom of a box at a local train meet. It was without the 282-200 controller but I wasn't dismayed, the price was right. I decided to build a controller since it's difficult to find a replacement. Refer to the wiring diagram for details.
Parts needed are:
1 ea terminal strip with 5 screw posts (output to crane)
1 ea terminal strip with 2 screw posts (input from XFMR)
1 ea single pole, double throw, center off, momentary (both ways) switch. This runs the motor both forward and reverse. (Part 'a' in the diagram.)
1 ea single pole, single throw switch. This switch turns the solenoid on so the hook can be raised or lowered using switch 'a'. (Part 'b' in the diagram.)
1 ea single pole, single throw switch. This turns on the electromagnet as well as the red indicator LED (light emitting diode). (Part 'c' in the diagram.)
1 ea red LED with limiting resistor. This is a nice addition to let you know when the magnet is on.
1 ea Utility Box 3"x2"x1.5". You can use whatever size box you wish.