As you can see I have investigated further and discovered that the company has moved forward, not only can I use servos, but they have produced a version of the equipment which will allow the use of solenoids. This is good news, not only will be I able to use everything “in situ” but I will not need more equipment to be fitted.
There does seem to be a requirement for somewhat more computer equipment than I have first thought. The number of boards required has multiplied and therefore the cost has multiplied as well. As you can see in the photo below, the amount of bits to be connected and the room required to accommodate them has grown quite a lot.
Since I started this article “Brexit” has had a few unfortunate side effects (do tell), the pound has collapsed and the cost of electronic hardware from China has risen sharply, presumably this will have had a detrimental effect on the costing estimated. Just how detrimental I haven’t yet found out, but if rises in the cost locos is anything to go by, a lot!
I don’t wish to say I told you so, but “ I will bet a pound to a penny that something will ensure that all does not go smoothly”. Ah well “ the plans of mice and men”.