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General Discussion / Re: An exercise in fruititaly
« Last post by darryl.trains on October 22, 2017, 11:35:06 PM »
It seems like the only real interest was a couple of fellows that are doing N scale.  One of the fellows asked about using RailPro in their engines?
Sadly I could not offer anything as the modules are too big for them to be installed but they really seem to like the rest of the RP items especially the handheld. I suppose sales would go way up if the modules could be made smaller or at least longer and chop the width?

Oh well ! I am still hoping for the Apple software to be made as some of us do NOT care for windoze's  PC.

 I'll limp by for now.  The old guy in Arid-Zona
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RailPro Discussion / Password
« Last post by CampbellRice on October 22, 2017, 09:39:22 PM »
I am setting up my new Railpro system and I am having a couple issues. On the computer setting up to load sounds it asks for an internet password. No matter what I put there it says incorrect password. Also I can not get the software to connect to the HC2. Any suggestions?
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Railpro Features / Re: HC Control Buttons guide - Development
« Last post by William Brillinger on October 21, 2017, 06:58:57 AM »
The final version of this guide is now posted in the guides section:

https://rpug.pdc.ca/index.php/topic,480.0.html

Thanks to everyone who helped with this one!
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RailPro User Guides / Re: HC Control Buttons guide
« Last post by William Brillinger on October 21, 2017, 06:38:23 AM »
HC Control Buttons guide

This guide lists and explains the various buttons available for use on the HC control screen.

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Revised October 21, 2017
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Railpro Features / Re: HC Control Buttons guide
« Last post by nodcc4me on October 20, 2017, 09:35:29 AM »
Nicely done. Thanks Bill, and thanks again to Tim for getting this started.  :D
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Railpro Features / Re: HC Control Buttons guide
« Last post by William Brillinger on October 20, 2017, 09:00:02 AM »
I have gotten the blanks filled in by Tim at Ring Engineering.

Here is the current version of this guide in PDF format...
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RailPro Installation / Re: A tad confused
« Last post by William Brillinger on October 18, 2017, 08:18:18 AM »
Doh!  I forgot that guide was already there - Yes, check out the guides section!

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RailPro Installation / Re: A tad confused
« Last post by G8B4Life on October 18, 2017, 08:09:15 AM »
or.....

https://rpug.pdc.ca/index.php/topic,466.msg3656.html#msg3656

It might be easier to follow for what you need to know initially. Written specifically for new users and covers what you are asking in what I hope is an easy to follow format.

- Tim
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RailPro Discussion / Re: Help finding a loco
« Last post by Alan on October 18, 2017, 08:00:51 AM »
The Athearn web site tells you at the bottom of each locomotive page if the model is DCC ready and if it is sound ready. Browse through their locos until you find one that is ready for both.

http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATHG64113

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RailPro Installation / Re: Anyone done a P2K GP9?
« Last post by G8B4Life on October 18, 2017, 07:55:33 AM »
I thought I had a couple of DH123D's around here but can only find the empty packets. I was going to take a size comparison shot for you but alas I could only find a TCS T4X that I still have.

The LM-3S measures 38.0mm L x 18.0mm W x 6.45mm H. RE gives you 1.50 x 0.68 x 0.25 Inches in their info. You'd need to add a little bit to the length for "wire return" as the LM has a plug at both ends.

Looking at the board in the photo it appears there is a couple of inductors on the board. I'd be wary of them, the last loco that I tried a module in that had inductors on the board the module didn't like it. Note, that's not just a RailPro thing, many DCC decoders don't like inductors either.

I know you don't want to do it this way but personally I'd toss the factory board. You'd gain a lot of space for the module and possibly a speaker like an iPhone speaker without having to do any weight surgery. You don't even have to solder wire to wire (I absolutely hate that) for hardwiring, a small piece of PCB stripboard makes a nice solder pad if there's room.

- Tim
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