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General Discussion / Re: Soundtraxx Sugar Cube speakers
« on: November 26, 2020, 08:25:11 AM »
For several reasons I have not installed LMs and speakers, but am going to try this time.  For a Proto 2000 Berkshire tender: can anyone suggest what size of a Sugar Cube speaker would be the best to install, do I need baffles or anything else, and any other comments or suggestions on how to proceed?

Thanks to anyone who can comment.

General Discussion / Re: Is RailPro (Ring) having a shipping slow down
« on: November 25, 2020, 07:31:22 PM »
The quote rings true if the lack of “What’s New!” is any indication since there has not been anything since February’s PBM.  If Ring business is also picking up vis-vis DCC products that too is good news.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: Sound file conversion
« on: October 12, 2020, 06:13:08 PM »
Can prime mover sounds be converted?  My recollection of what a GP-9 may actually have sounded like back in the day is hazy, but  recently listened to a you-tube video of an HO GP-9 consist and at higher notches there was a bit of a whine that is not in the from the EMD 567-16 ULT.  And, I seem to recall that there was some discussion here a while back about Ring doing a redo on the 567-16 ULT.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: RailPro Users Map
« on: May 24, 2020, 06:14:25 PM »

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: RailPro Users Map
« on: May 23, 2020, 12:23:35 PM »
I see the same thing as Jacob.  Can you put me on the map as Tom in McKinney.
Thank you.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: RailPro Users Map
« on: May 17, 2020, 09:49:42 AM »
"After clicking on the link to the map look below the infield search bar for a 'balloon' icon similar to the majority of those on the map. If you hover above this icon it will say 'Add Marker'"

I have used 3 different browsers and have never been able to find "a 'balloon' icon similar to the majority of those on the map."  Also, not sure what an "infield search bar" is.

Any ideas?


RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: MU Question
« on: November 13, 2019, 06:36:12 PM »
I have experienced the same thing, but not recently.  I t really made a mess (“locomotive in another link” when it was not indicated as being so, or something to that effect) and, if I remember correctly, a reset of the HC-2 solved the problems.  As others always ask: are all the modules and HC software up to date.

General Discussion / Re: Interesting Lionel patents
« on: October 20, 2019, 05:46:28 PM »
Can someone cut to the chase on this (Patents): what is the problem vis-à-vis Railpro?  I assume it is potentially not good. Is not RailPro patented quite a lot?

RailPro Software Updates / Re: EMD 567-16 ULT Prime mover available
« on: October 20, 2019, 05:37:38 PM »
From the above comments it seems that there may be a redo at some point.  Since a newer 567-16 ULT may sound similar to the previous one, will there be a way to figure out when the 567-16 ULT has been updated?  I am guessing Ring may not want to add a “What’s New!” for a slight variation of a previously posted  one.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: LM-3S over voltage question
« on: September 15, 2019, 06:55:16 PM »
I cannot help with the used LM-3S and further I understand that this RailPro user group forum.  However, I also have an Atlas Classic GP-7 (from eBay) which I accidentally allowed a grandchild to reach and grab.  Because the shell does not stay clipped on as designed, which I knew, the handrails were ripped apart and need to be replaced.  There does not appear to be anything broken with the shell or frame, it just does not stay clipped on firmly.  I tried a small dollop of Goop at the suggestion of a friend, but do not care for the results when having to open the shell again.  Anyone have an alternative suggestion to keep the shell latched in place, or what may be wrong?

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: Sound samples now online
« on: September 01, 2019, 08:22:40 PM »
There is something not quite right with this: Leslie A-200 and S-2M are on Ring site and usable, but link shows them as “This type of audio file isn’t supported.”

« on: August 27, 2019, 05:39:13 PM »
OK, so I have subsequently found out that the picture pasted into the white palette can be up to 480 pixels wide and can be up to 110 pixels high with white space of 30 pixels above (for load icons) and 40 pixels below (for description) the picture.  It is not easy to get exact with Paint, but have gotten there by trial & error.

« on: August 24, 2019, 09:22:20 AM »
Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong to cause locomotive pictures in HC-2 to appear as on two of the attached – the third one is fine?  The middle 90% of the picture is moved down slightly to cover up the description and the top 90% portion is missing.  All the picture are 480x180x24 BMP files, HC-2 would not take them if they were not.

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RailPro Software Updates / Re: EMD 567-16 ULT Prime mover available
« on: August 01, 2019, 05:02:36 PM »
I just installed the new 567-16 ULT and compared it to the old 567.  Now, my recollection as to what a 567 actually sounded like is long gone, but the 567-16 ULT seems to be higher pitched, almost tinny, and less throaty than the old 567.  Hope it is reasonably correct as it sounds nice.

General Discussion / Re: Amrit By LocoFi
« on: August 01, 2019, 10:33:11 AM »
I guess this is the equivalent of a keep-alive.

Which is less space intensive, keep-alive or LocoFi?

Any pluses or minuses on installation of keep-alive vs. LocoFi?

I seem to recall that a keep-alive is a problem in a LM-2S, but not a LM-3S.  I think it may have had something to do with running on DCC.  Anyway, is there any problem with the LocoFi using either a LM-2S or LM-3S?

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