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RailPro Software Updates / Re: How important to update LM-3Sís.
« Last post by SWA737 on October 15, 2019, 08:28:01 PM »
Ok thanks Bill.
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RailPro Software Updates / Re: How important to update LM-3Sís.
« Last post by William Brillinger on October 15, 2019, 08:07:14 PM »
There have been many software updates, some of them are important. You'll want to do the updates Rob.
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RailPro Software Updates / How important to update LM-3Sís.
« Last post by SWA737 on October 15, 2019, 04:58:19 PM »
How important is it to update LM-3S & LM-2Sís. I have 42 of them and takes quit awhile to update things. Keeping my HC-2b & HC-2ís updated but not the decoders. The current sounds are good on my units so if updated sounds are the only things Iím missing, Iím ok with that for now. Please let me know if really need to take the time to update.
Thanks, Rob Cooper
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General Discussion / Re: Interesting Lionel patents
« Last post by Alan on October 15, 2019, 11:07:18 AM »
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General Discussion / Interesting Lionel patents
« Last post by passenger1955 on October 15, 2019, 11:00:27 AM »

I am curious about these 3 patents and how they might impact existing products. Please give them a read if you have a chance.

Throttle with momentum input:
https://patents.google.com/patent/US8030871B1/

Train control throttle with touchscreen:
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20150306512A1/

Touchscreen throttle with more than one configurable light icon:
https://patents.justia.com/patent/10434429
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Forum Management / Re: Logging in
« Last post by William Brillinger on October 14, 2019, 05:49:00 AM »
Assuming you are using your home computer, set the login time to "forever" and you won;t have to login again for a very long time ;) (until the cookie get removed.)
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Forum Management / Re: Logging in
« Last post by darryl.trains on October 14, 2019, 01:10:49 AM »
That username does not exist.
Username:

Still having to log in twice but I'm getting used to it now so we will just let it go for now.

darryl.trains in Arid-Zona.  8)
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Forum Management / Re: Logging in
« Last post by William Brillinger on October 13, 2019, 07:55:41 AM »
Our Co-lo manages these things for us. The UPS our server is attached to did fail and has been replaced. Over Voltage is indeed a concern. Cheers!
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Forum Management / Re: Logging in
« Last post by Alan on October 13, 2019, 07:49:11 AM »
Your mention of UPS reminded me of something you should check on yours.

If your UPS is like mine, it engages on both under-voltage and over-voltage situations. I didn't give over-voltage much thought when I installed it and so left it at the default setting of 121v. Never thought the power company would have an over-voltage situation. I was wrong.

Last winter power went off. The UPS covered the 8 second delay until the generator came online. All was well. When the power was restored the generator shut down as expected. What I did not notice was the line voltage from the power company was now floating between 120 and 125 volts. I didn't realize it at the time that the UPS was still kicking in and out because of the over-voltage situation. Several minutes later all the hardware abruptly shutdown. The UPS batteries were exhausted. It took over an hour before the power company line voltage settled back down to its normal 119-120v.

I have since set the over-voltage to 125v on the UPS.
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Forum Management / Re: Logging in
« Last post by William Brillinger on October 13, 2019, 07:13:21 AM »
Just to give you an idea, our servers are housed in an office the National Research Council Building in downtown Winnipeg. The servers are a circuit with TWO backup 30KW diesel generators available. It's not supposed to be able to go down. Unfortunately the UPS that our server is attached to went glitchy. All fixed now :)
Too bad too; Broke our up-time streak of 488 days with no disruptions.

Our servers are not that important, but they are on the shelf beside some that are. ;)
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