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General Discussion / Re: Going Partially Back To DCC
« on: July 03, 2020, 06:46:39 AM »
without the plastic shell?

Yes, Alan has done that. You can wrap the LM in Kapton tape to protect it, but be aware, removal of the casing is likely the end of any warranty on the unit.

That is great work Tim, I can't wait to see where this goes in the next experiment!

This is the instruction manual for the LM-3S-G, It indicates that there is a 9 pin connector needed for the lights and speakers.
I am not sure if this connector is included with the LM-3S-G.

General Discussion / Re: RailPro with ProtoThrottle
« on: June 03, 2020, 06:21:53 PM »
I still want the ability to "coast" the train so it drops to idle while moving, or lock the speed while sending the prime mover to run 8 for hills (akin to Loksound).  I find ways to get around it but it would be nice to have those features at my fingertips.

You do have them, it's called "Manual Notching" ;)

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: MU Problem
« on: May 31, 2020, 07:01:23 PM »
1. make sure your software is all up to date on the HC and the LM's
2. if the units are not broken in yet, do the current load test again. (a few times as the units get broken in)

General Discussion / Re: 21 pin solder pad breakout board
« on: May 20, 2020, 08:06:22 PM »
I can sell these for $21 US per 5 pack including shipping in the USA.

If anyone is interested in these boards, please let me know.

General Discussion / Re: 21 pin solder pad breakout board
« on: May 20, 2020, 07:46:26 PM »
Bill, these new TCS breakout boards might be something to look at stocking.
Of note, TCS also now has the mating male 21 pin board.

I'll look into it!

General Discussion / Re: RailPro with ProtoThrottle
« on: April 29, 2020, 06:28:52 AM »
Now that is interesting. thanks Smoke!

General Discussion / Re: RailPro with ProtoThrottle
« on: April 26, 2020, 03:58:30 PM »
More than a hundred...  :D

Sorry I couldn't resist. That's an in joke from the AML.

I think they are somewhere around 500 units now.
If it would interface with RailPro, I'd have at least two.

General Discussion / Re: RailPro with ProtoThrottle
« on: April 24, 2020, 01:02:48 PM »
I do have some time to figure out the approach I want to take with RailPro and the Proto Throttle.

Call Tim Ring at Ring Engineering and tell him you want to have an interface for the ProtoThrottle. It can be done. The PT software is all opensource - he just needs to build software that would connect it to the CI-1.

General Discussion / Re: Proto Throttle
« on: April 22, 2020, 05:41:22 AM »
and zero fix to whatever issue the Hugh's net guys are having.

The satellite issue was fixed earlier this year.

As far as RailPro working with ProtoThrottle, it could easily be done on the software side but I don't think Ring is willing to adopt the Open license that is required to sell the interface.

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« on: April 20, 2020, 06:30:49 AM »
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Yep, it's great that they have even heard of it!

"His comments leads you to believe they have each manufacturers' control equipment presumably for testing their trains. I didn't hear anything that would indicate anything RailPro specific is coming from Scale Trains. "

You beat me to it. That's what I understood also.

I can confirm, no facebook login required for this video.

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