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RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: Custom Holiday sounds
« on: September 07, 2020, 10:35:11 AM »
Hey all, just a quick recap. That file name length was indeed the issue. I can not wait to have my daughters engine play the carols going around the tree!
Thanks again!

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: Custom Holiday sounds
« on: August 14, 2020, 08:30:07 PM »
The filename for the wav file is too long. Simply shorten the filename (example, just "Christmas_hohoho.wav") and you'll be good to go. I can't remember exactly how many characters long it can be but I did work it out once. Without me working it out again a pretty good way to check is if the name doesn't completely fit in the blue text box the name is too long.

Why there is no proper error checking with proper error message displayed (your misspelling of pops is a perfect adjective) well, we'll leave that question alone  ::)

- Tim

Lol! I totally missed that spelling error, but I'll leave it because it's now relevant! wow, I feel foolish.

Thank you for the insight on the file name length, I never would have thought about that being a problem. I'll be sure to try that and see how it goes.


RailPro Discussion & Help / Custom Holiday sounds
« on: August 13, 2020, 11:47:10 PM »
Hello all,
I was trying to create a custom file to install in a LM-3S-G module to run around the christmas tree. However, I can't seem to get it working.. I have the sound file how it says it needs to be....
Format: WAV
Sample Rate: 44.1kHz
Resolution: 16 Bits
Channels: Single (Mono)

And yet, when i 'create sound' an error message poops up, saying... "Error"

I don't get it. Help

General Discussion / Re: It had to happen sooner than later
« on: July 12, 2020, 03:42:39 PM »
Glenn     I have never peddled any of my RailPro items.  I do have some oooh,  DCC decoders left over after I gave a bunch to our local club.  I have donated at least 10 HO engines and 30 freight cars to our club this year and have a number left to find a new home. I have a LOT of sectional with roadbed Atlas track in HO and N scale. I will have to go to eBay someday when I get an urge to make that effort.  Now my one and only interest is On30.

Retired  SGT USA 1975   residing in Yuma Arid-Zona HOT

Glad to hear from you, hopefully I did not offend you with my previous greeting.

Makes sense, as you can probably easily fit the RP items in your On30 power.
I am interested to see what sort of layout you can create with On30, I'm not very familiar with that scale/gauge. Is it a 3 rail O gauge, or does it use 2 rail? I also heard its similar gauge (width) to Ho scale track, just with different tie spacings and such.. Is that assumption correct?

I miss the club scene, as the local one was shut down again due to the Covid and stricter precautions.

Maybe hold out for a swap meet to sell your remainder items, if eBay is too much for you, I sold an item on eBay and it was honestly kinda a pain.. but it was only one item, so maybe more would be worth while.


General Discussion / Re: It had to happen sooner than later
« on: July 11, 2020, 11:33:12 AM »
Hey there TOF, lol
Did you ever end up selling the HO scale stuff with RailPro?

If not, where in AZ are you abouts, because I will be traveling through there later this year for a PCS move.

Maybe we can meet up. lol

I figure it's a long shot replying to this post. hah

General Discussion / Re: Once in awhile it happens.
« on: July 09, 2020, 01:46:25 AM »
this is the wiring diagram for the LM-1, yeah, it looks like it's sound equipped.
LM-1 diagram and the same but in attachment form...
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Well, I have decided to cancel the order and just wait or Hunt eBay for a river counter model.

I wonít be using DCC so it seems a shame to remove the cool features.

Thanks for the replies.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: Unusual speed number display
« on: July 03, 2020, 08:51:30 PM »
Sounds like you had turned on the 'load' function, to simulate a heavy train. if you have the load turned up even slightly that would activate the feature. My 2cents.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: Revisiting UI and UX ...again!
« on: June 25, 2020, 04:06:44 PM »
Tim, I really like this one:

With the 2px outline. I always like having a darker background, it saves battery, doesn't make the screen as hot (potentially) Can't wait to get my hands on an actually hand held. (I only have the computer interface currently)

Hopefully one day RP will make a 21 pin module to at least be a more straight forward install for those DCC ready ones with the 21 pin. At least prior to hard wiring them..

I wonder if the other circuit boards in the model can be retained and actuated via RP, like hitting the class light button and having it cycle through the colors..?

 Hello everyone!

So I did a thing and ordered the Scale Trains Museum Quality Turbine, #16.
From what I've read it has a ton of features and sounds it can do.

Is it able to have RailPro installed in it and still maintain all or most of those features? Like, when it runs through a switch it makes a sound effect of the wheels hitting the points and stuff...

Has anyone done any kind of setup with the engine? I'm worried it'll be sequestered to being a shelf model, which wouldn't be bad looking, but I did intend to use it from time to time.

I also preordered some other Scale Trains engines as well. I am looking forward to being able to install RailPro and the power backups in them too, although they seem to be harder to install than the Athearn engines.

Hopefully I didn't mess up and will be able to RailPro them all!

I'll get pictures whenever it shows up.


General Discussion / Re: How is everyone doing?
« on: June 18, 2020, 10:40:28 AM »
The mask certainly is annoying, but I believe it is the first line of protection beyond staying home. Even more so than social distancing.

Yeah, I agree it helps, I just think people think it does more than it actually does.

General Discussion / Re: How is everyone doing?
« on: June 13, 2020, 02:09:05 PM »
Great to hear, Glenn. I made a few of those while serving in the Army but ours were for at least a year. My kids grew up while I was traipsing around the world.

Yeah, I canít imagine that and thank you for your service. Luckily my MOS has me at air fields. And currently not needed in any war zones, so the rotations are not long, usually.

My wife also bought me my first RailPro locomotive module, computer interface module, and a power backup! I was not expecting that! this is awesome! I think i am going to install them in my new to me Union Pacific 1996 heritage unit, along with a par of sergent couplers and eventually some manga-lock brake lines and MU cables... I think thatíll look real enough. Lol

It's good to get home, Glenn. Been there, done that. Your new toys await. Stay safe, and get a mask.  ;)

This whole masaís everywhere thing is wild annoying, and definitely gives people a false sense of security. Lol

General Discussion / Re: How is everyone doing?
« on: June 10, 2020, 10:03:44 AM »
I finally have a date to come home! This is exciting, I finally get to hold my wife and daughter again. Itís been a long 8 months of a 6 month deployment.

Ahh, who am i kidding, i will get to open several engines and rolling stock items that i bought while deployed. Lol my wife showed my the mountain of boxes that have shown up to our apartment. Haha

I canít believe everything thatís happening in the US, and all of the world... from the virus pandemic to the protesting a civil rights movement... Itís all incredible and being sequestered to a military base during it all, Iím sure Iím in for a shock when we return home. Many things are changing, several for the better, Iím sure.

Stay safe, and keep modeling.
-Glenn M.

RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: RailPro Users Map
« on: June 10, 2020, 09:54:01 AM »

I've started a map that will 'pin' the location of RailPro individual users and groups. Reply here with your location (general city, not necessarily a specific address) and I'll get you added to the list. Feel free to provide contact information if you wish.

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'

Click this 'Add Marker' icon

You pointer will turn to cross hairs

Move the cross hairs to your location and click

A new marker will be placed and a dialogue box will appear with 'Point XX' in the top field.

Replace this 'Point XX' with your screen name

Add any additional information in the lower field such as group, your railroad, contact info, etc.

Click SAVE

It doesnít seem to be working for me. Iíd like a point put at San Diego Ca. 92101. however Iíllbe moving to Jacksonville North Carolina in the fall. So either location will be fine by me.

It opened in the google maps application and nothing showed up, so i forced it to open in a browser window, and it showed everyoneís points, but it would not allow me to add anything. Strange.


-Glenn M.

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