This thread is about reinstating old technology to operate a scratch-built model of a lift-span bridge. The old technology part is the operating console of an actual lift-span bridge in our Shire. This console was the original console installed in 1962, and replaced in 1995. Besides the console being antiquated, so am I. The last time I dabbled with electronics was thirty years ago. Because of this, I will be introducing old technology again to the console, but one that is to operate a small DC motors instead of industrial AC motors, servos and solenoids. This project was initiated by our local maritime museum. It acquisitioned the console and wanted it to operate a scale model of the bridge it came from. Word go around town that I was the antiquated person to assess the antiquated technology. I sure got sucked into that one. I said it was possible for the console to operate a model bridge. However, they had no model bridge or anybody to build one. I am not a model builder, let alone being up to scratch with electronics, but somehow I let myself to volunteer to see the project through to its completion. This is when I said a prayer, "God, please favour the bold and foolish". Here are photos of the actual bridge and its old console. Sorry about that but I cannot upload any .jpg photos no matter how small I make them.