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RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: Listing of Available RailPro Sounds
« on: October 09, 2015, 04:57:45 PM »
I asked Ring Engineering about adding a public list of sounds on the RailPro Website.

Tim says:

Hi Bill,

There is not a direct listing of the sounds but you can download the RailPro Assistant software for free (no RailPro equipment needed to download it) and you can use it to see a list of all available sounds.  We know it would be nice to see a listing with sound samples on our internet site and hope/plan to get that done at some point.

Ring Engineering Inc.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Listing of Available RailPro Sounds
« on: October 09, 2015, 07:05:59 AM »
This is the list of current RailPro Sounds as of January 3rd, 2020:
These sounds are available through the RailPro Assistant software to download to your RailPro system.

Sound samples are available at:

Diesel Bells
Bell Brass
Bell Bronze
Bell Electric
Bell GE Steel
Bell Howard
CN Bronze Bell
Diesel Bell

Diesel Horns
Diesel Horn
Horn Leslie 3 Chime
Horn Leslie S-2M
Horn Nathan 3 Chime
Horn Nathan K-13
Horn Nathan K-3HA-R2
Horn Nathan K5-CA-LS 3Ch
Horn Nathan K5-CA-LS 5Ch
Horn Nathan KS-1L
Horn Nathan KSV-2
Horn Nathan P-124
Horn Prime 920
Nathan K5H-R24 5 Chime

ULTIMATE Diesel Horns
Leslie A-200 ULT
Leslie RS5T ULT
Nathan P5 ULT
Wabco E3 ULT

Diesel Other
Brake Automatic Release
Brake Automatic Set
Brake SafeSet Release
Brake SafeSet Set
Dynamic Brake Dash 8
Dynamic Brake
Fast Spitter
Handbrake Release
Handbrake Set
Start Up Warning
Uncouple Lever

ULTIMATE Diesel Prime Movers *New Sept 2017
Alco 251 ULT
EMD 567-16 ULT
EMD 645 Blower ULT
EMD 645 Turbo ULT
GE 7FDL-16 Early ULT
Gevo-12 ULT LM-2
Gevo-12 ULT

Diesel Prime Movers *Older Sound Files
Alco 539T
Diesel Engine
EMD 567
EMD 645 Turbo
EMD 645-20
EMD 710
GE 7FDL-16

Farm Animals
Chicken Sounds
Cow Sounds
Duck Sounds
Goat Sounds
Horse Sounds
Large Dog Barking
Medium Dog Barking
Pig Sounds
Rooster Sounds
Sheep Sounds
Small Dog Barking

Rail Vehicle Sounds
Horn Ahooga

Steam Bells
Bell Challenger
Bell Howard
Bell Jupiter
Bell NP 765
Bell Steam 1
Bell Steam 2
Narrow Gauge 12 Inch
Steam Bell

Steam Engines
Steam Heavy LM-1
Steam Heavy
Steam Light

ULTIMATE Steam Engines *New May 2019
Shay ULT

Steam Other
Boiler Blowdown
Shoveling Coal
Water Fill

ULTIMATE Steam Whistles
Aermore 4 Chime ULT
Baldwin 3 Chime ULT
Nathan 6 Chime ULT
Whistle Big Boy ULT

Steam Whistles *Older Sound Files
Beckmann 4 Chime
Canadian Special 3 Chime
Kinsley 4 Chime
Lunkenheimer 1 Chime
Powell 3 Chime
Steam Whistle
Whistle 800 Class
Whistle Baldwin 3 Chime
Whistle Frisco 6 Chime
Whistle Rio Grande 3 Chm

Train Sounds
Coupler Clank
Handbrake Release
Handbrake Set
Pop Off

Turbine Prime Movers
GTEL Turbine

For user created sounds, check the RPUG Files section:

RailPro Discussion & Help / RailPro FAQ's on the Ring Engineering Website
« on: October 08, 2015, 10:33:32 PM »
The RailPro FAQ can be found on the Ring Engineering website here:

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: HC-1 Battery is DOA...
« on: October 08, 2015, 10:03:32 PM »
That's great news!

Here are some interesting notes from Ring Engineering regarding full charge, run time, and the battery indicator. This applys to the hC-2, but I imagine the HC-1 is similar.

The battery indicator is an approximate reading of actual battery charge.  When the battery indicator reads full it is accurate and when it reads empty it is also accurate.  In between full and empty it should be close.  When the battery indicator turns red you have about one hour left.  When battery indicator starts to flash you have exactly two minutes before it will turn itself off. The only way to be sure the HC-2 is charging correctly is to put it through a full discharge and full charge cycle and time it.  So you should turn the HC-2 on and go to the adjustment and disable the Auto Power off feature.  Then wait until it runs the batteries down and turns it self off.  Then plug in the charger and note the time.  When the charging is done it should be about 3 hours later.  Then turn the HC-2 on and once again disable the Auto Power off feature and set the screen brightness to 50%.  Also be sure to note the time.  Check it about once an hour.  When the battery indicator turns red it will turn off in about one hour.   The HC-2 should run for over 8 hours when new.  If the screen brightness is set to its lowest value the HC-2 should run over 12 hours from a full charge.

Things to remember about charging a HC.

If the HC is left off for a long period of time it looses about 10% of the charge per week.  Even from a full charge if left unused for about 2.5 months it will be dead.

When you first turn on a HC, it takes about 1 minute to correct the battery gauge to close to the actual charge.  If left not used from full charge for 5 weeks than when you turn it on it will first display fully charged.  Then about 1 minute later the charge will quickly go down to about 1/2 charge.

If you press the reset button on the back of the HC the HC will loose its current charge state and default to nearly fully charged.  The batteries may be dead and it will improperly display the charge level for several minutes.  To recover to proper state you need to let the HC batteries drain to 20% or less and charge the HC.  It should then display a proper charge level and run as expected.  If you press the reset button and try to charge a HC shortly after pressing the reset, the HC will not charge properly.  It will display "Done" charging and the battery charge indicator will show a full charge but it will drain quickly.  Since the reset causes the HC to display nearly fully charged it will only allow a short charge and turn off (This is a safety feature to prevent resets and over charging).

When charging the HC it can not be charged near a heat or cool source.  The HC should not be placed on electronics that produce heat or near a heater or cooling vent.  The HC uses a more advanced method to detect full charge than the typical electronics.  This increases the usable life of the batteries.  The HC uses a temperature method to detect full charge and external heat and cool sources can cause the charger to terminate prematurely.

The ambient temperature needs to be in the acceptable range that is in the Handheld controller user manual. Charging outside of the acceptable range can cause early termination and proper charging will not be achieved.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: HC-1 Battery is DOA...
« on: October 08, 2015, 09:40:29 PM »

Are you sure the charger is supplying power?

RailPro Discussion & Help / Listing of Available RailPro Sounds?
« on: October 08, 2015, 07:03:56 PM »
Is there a publicly available listing of RailPro Sounds on the Ring Engineering website?

I was looking for it to point potential RailPro users to.

General Discussion / Re: Forum Suggestions
« on: October 07, 2015, 12:12:35 PM »
Tim has approved the Header!

General Discussion / Re: Forum Suggestions
« on: October 07, 2015, 11:32:14 AM »
I have added MODS for handling youtube videos and inline pictures to the forum software.

still waiting to hear back from Ring Engineering about the Group Header Image.

Forum Tips and Help / How to Post a Photo
« on: October 07, 2015, 08:15:05 AM »
To insert images as Attachments below your post:
  • Open the Attachments and other options at the bottom of the post window
  • Attach the image you want to post
  • Save your post

To insert Inline images in your post:
  • Open the Attachments and other options at the bottom of the post window
  • Attach the image (or images) you want to post
  • Place your cursor in your post where you want the image to be
  • Click the Insert Attachment # link from the list of attachments
  • Save your post

Note: Preview of inline images displays an error message instead of the image

Sample inline image:

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Inline Image options

You can modify inline images with any of the following parameters:
Note: msg must be the last parameter, and must not be changed.

Code: [Select]
width={width} => Desired width of image to show.  Valid: positive integers.
height={height} => Desired height of image to show.  Valid: positive integers.
float={float} => Floats image to relation to everything else.  Valid: left, right, center
margin={pixels} => Margin around inline attachment.  Valid: positive integers
margin-left={pixels} => Left margin around inline attachment.  Valid: positive integers
margin-right={pixels} => Right margin around inline attachment.  Valid: positive integers
margin-top={pixels} => Top margin around inline attachment.  Valid: positive integers
margin-bottom={pixels} => Bottom margin around inline attachment.  Valid: positive integers
border-style={style} => Border style.  Valid: none, dotted, dashed, solid, double, groove, ridge, inset, outset
border-width={pixels} => Border width around inline attachment.  Valid: positive integers
border-color={color} => Border color.  Valid formats: plain text, #xxx, #xxxxxx, rbg(d,d,d)

Sample Code:
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General Discussion / Re: Forum Suggestions
« on: October 06, 2015, 03:50:00 PM »
I have developed a graphic and sent it to Tim for permission to use.

Forum Management / Re: Welcome to the Unofficial RailPro User Group!
« on: October 06, 2015, 12:39:27 PM »

1)  Will we need some organizational format (so as to keep threads on-topic and to start new ones as the need arises?

I have already created a number of basic categories for the forum. If you think there need to be more, please let me know.

2) Will there be administrative/moderator tasks to be shared, so as not to overburden the "prime-movers?"

If it gets busy I'll appoint a few moderators.

3) Will it be feasible to host tutorials, videos, or sound files?

Yes! please do. 
 - Videos should be on youtube and embedded in your posts.
 - Sound files should be in the files section
 - Tutorials should be in the RailPro Features or Installation sections.

General Discussion / Re: Forum Suggestions
« on: October 06, 2015, 12:34:38 PM »
One thing I'm curious of is if we can create some sort of a header?  Obviously something Railpro related would be nice, though using the Railpro logo would probably be taboo unless we got permission from Ring Engineering.

I'm planning on customizing the template, I just have not had a chance to explore it yet.
Not to worry, I'll get there!

Also, All suggestions are welcome.

Forum Tips and Help / How to Post a Video
« on: October 06, 2015, 08:50:18 AM »
You can embed video from Youtube on this forum easily.

Here is a simple tutorial...

1. click the youtube button in the toolbar to add the bb code youtube tags
2. paste the address of the youtube video inside the tags.

It will look like this in the post editor:

Code: [Select]
It will look like this when you view the finished post:

Proposal for sound handling and momentum integration - October 4, 2015

Do you support this proposal as presented?  Or would you like to see revisions made?
Please post suggested revisions in the comments.

See the attached PDF for details of the proposal.

For reference, our goal is to be able to re-create the effects seen in this video:

You can read the Proposal in this PDF

This forum is a home for users of the Ring Engineering RailPro Control System to discuss RailPro related features and support their fellow users.

Feel free to post your Questions, Answers, and Ideas!

This group is not affiliated with Ring Engineering in anyway.

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