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RailPro Software Updates / HC Simulator 2.31 released
« Last post by G8B4Life on July 02, 2022, 01:08:43 AM »
HC Simulator 2.31 released in the last few days. It now reports as a B version, ie 2.31B

No idea if anything else has changed.

- Tim
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Preliminary results: I installed one in my SD70 that was overheating badly (the USAT motors pull more current than Aristo, so I figured it would be a good locomotive to test first). 90*, cloudy, 50% humidity. I ran it by itself at 100% throttle for about 15 minutes. Albeit not the same conditions as this past weekend (not pulling a load, not sunny), the temperature hovered right around the "GOOD" line on the controller. I even grabbed onto the coupler for a good 30 seconds at a time to shoot the motor current up, did that quite a few times. The temp still stayed around the "GOOD" line. More to come when I have an opportunity to run it on a hot sunny day, but so far it seems promising that my overheating woes will be solved with this thing.

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I just bought 5 of these from Robby. I was running my SD70 and SD45 (MU'ed) on Saturday (at a reasonable 50-60% speed) and after about 5-10 minutes the LM-4S-G modules overheated. The conditions were direct sunlight, 88*f, high humidity. I even shortened the train from 35 cars down to 25, turned sound off, slowed the train down, etc. Still got the module overheat warnings on both locomotives. I'll try to remember to report back with the results after installing these and when I run them again in similar conditions.

FYI, here's the link to the manufactures page for this item https://www.ovrailcar.com/online-store/Rail-Pro-Bracket-Mount-with-Fan-and-Heat-Sink-p376391580
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General Discussion / Re: Looking to put RP 3-s into an RDC
« Last post by darryl.trains on June 27, 2022, 06:30:51 PM »
Greg I believe there is one manufacture that makes a DCC decoder with decent RDC sound. But I'm never going back to DCC ever.  I suppose I can live with a silent RDC? Cheers Darryl
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General Discussion / Re: Looking to put RP 3-s into an RDC
« Last post by gregeusa on June 27, 2022, 05:06:29 PM »
It's a very unique sound, basically a 1 speed torque converter "transmission" with a lockup at 55 mph.

If you ever drove an old buick with a "dynaflow" transmission, you would know it.

There should be no notching or gear shifting, and a somewhat subtle change at lockup.

Still have never heard a good representation in a decoder.

Greg
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RailPro Specific Help & Discussion / Re: Steam Engine Sounds
« Last post by PerezBill on June 27, 2022, 01:18:14 PM »
I have been able to do that with the PRR Banchee and PRR 3 Chime whistle. There are just certain sounds that I can't find. For example the power reverse sound.
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General Discussion / Looking to put RP 3-s into an RDC
« Last post by darryl.trains on June 27, 2022, 01:02:19 PM »
Might there be a good enough diesel sound I could download into the module for my RDCs???  Cheers.  Darryl in dry part of Arid-zona
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RailPro Specific Help & Discussion / Re: Steam Engine Sounds
« Last post by f134kilmil on June 25, 2022, 06:26:52 AM »
It may take some searching but I have found some specific sounds on YouTube. Once downloaded I edited the clip using Audacity.
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I wish Tim Ring were on this forum to see that message. - you can email him at info@ringengineering.com though!
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Tim,

We need you to go on "Whats Neat This Week" with Ken Patterson!  The door is open, please walk through.
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