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Thanks Jkchubbes - I'll take a look.

Do you have a link to that?

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: PWR56 Question
« on: April 16, 2020, 11:15:22 AM »
I'll stick to my $20 power supply thank you very much.

It's a great option, and there's nothing wrong with that choice.  It's just not an apples to apples comparison.
If I didn't want the repeater function, I'd choose the same.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: PWR56 Question
« on: April 15, 2020, 10:54:48 PM »
$119 does not reflect real world pricing.

Street Price for the PWR-56 is around $90

It's $89 including shipping from PDC.

Yes, It is expensive for a power supply, but it is a "smart" power supply that provides real time feedback to the user on the handheld. You're not paying for the transformer. You're paying for a smart piece of kit that seamlessly integrates with the rest of the RailPro infrastructure.

And when you buy it as part of the RPK-1 kit it works out to about $75. If you need 2 PWR-56's you probably want another HC too.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: PWR56 Question
« on: April 15, 2020, 08:33:16 PM »
There literally is no difference

There is 1 significant difference - the PWR-56 can be used as a RailPro Signal Repeater.

General Discussion / Re: How is everyone doing?
« on: March 21, 2020, 08:00:46 AM »
We are well here.

We are fortunate because we work from home so there are not many changes for us. I've been waiting to see what the border closure will mean for me as I cross the border several times per week for shipping. All indications are that I can still do my commercial crossings so, it's basically business as usual here. Which is good because as more people are told to stay home, more people want their decals sooner.

I wish you all well in these strange times!

General Discussion / Re: Sound
« on: March 10, 2020, 06:52:49 AM »
You can create your own sounds, but not random ones.

New Users Start Here / Re: Introduce Yourself...
« on: March 07, 2020, 06:23:57 AM »
I have been lurking around and reading up on a bunch of this stuff, still trying to figure out what section different questions i have would be in, or best suited to ask the in. Loving the forum though!

Most questions should be asked in a new post under the RailPro Discussion & Help section.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: Using the quick plug on Kato -9.
« on: March 07, 2020, 06:20:51 AM »
I expect the 8 pin plug is backwards. Power will still work, but the accessories will not when it's in the wrong way.

Tim Ring has indicated to me in the past that the signal strength of the CI-1 is less.

I have mine up on the wall on a USB extension. It helps to have it away from the PC.

The handheld HC-2B has a more powerful radio than the CI-1.
I have about a 40ft range with the HC-2's in my place, but usually I am following my train and not generally more than 10 ft away.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: Consisting questions
« on: February 26, 2020, 11:50:59 AM »
RailPro is not dependent upon a single individual, Ring Engineering is a small company just like any other in the industry. The have a Programmer, an Engineer, an order production staff. There is more than one person involved and they continue to grow; Granted that one guy, Tim Ring, is the main developer, but he is not the only person involved.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: Consisting questions
« on: February 24, 2020, 10:00:20 PM »
Did you run the Motor Full Load Current Test after tweaking the drives?

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: TCS KA's
« on: February 22, 2020, 08:58:17 AM »
TCS does not publish complete specs, but some information is available here:
(Note the KA1 and KA2 are actually new versions and the info on this site is out of date)

General Discussion / Re: Happy New Year: Locomotives icons
« on: February 19, 2020, 10:12:49 PM »
Yes, .JPEG and .JPE are also supported.

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