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General Discussion / Hand Held locomotive selection screen bug?
« Last post by GMM6809 on May 26, 2022, 03:17:50 AM »
Hey all,
So this has only recently been occurring for me, and i thought it was because i needed to update the controller. Well it didn't change the minor but annoying issue I've been seeing.

Issue: from the main welcome screen, and selecting the locomotives button, it brings up the "last selected products" page. showing the power modules, accessories, etc. if I select the next page button, it transfers to the correct screen "Select Locomotive Page 1" and then the next page button takes me to "page 2" and then back to "page 1" it doesn't leave the locomotive selection pages.

It also does this when i press the image of the locomotive on the control locomotive screen.

Does anyone else know why this performing in this way?
The hand held has the 2.26 software updated, but it was doing it on the 2.23.  this issue also shows up on the 2.30 version of the simulator. It only seems to do it when clicking the locomotive image button, when clicking the locomotives button it shows only locomotives.

anyone else experiencing this?
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RailPro Specific Help & Discussion / Re: Control Bi-Colour LEDs
« Last post by gregeusa on May 26, 2022, 12:05:29 AM »
Gino, I have a large number of USAT locos, what model do you have that has a 3 lead red/green led?

Mine are all bipolar, 2 lead.... perhaps you bought them used and someone changed the LEDs
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RailPro Specific Help & Discussion / Re: Control Bi-Colour LEDs
« Last post by Gino on May 26, 2022, 12:05:18 AM »
I asked Ring Engineering if the output(s) of the LM-4S-G could be the source to power the LEDs. The answer was NO. The outputs can only sink current.

So to make things work I went ahead and purchased some common anode bi-colour LEDs.
I will replace the ones on the boards and wire them accordingly.

Thanks for all your comments and suggestions.

Gino
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General Discussion / Re: DDA40X prime mover sound files
« Last post by William Brillinger on May 25, 2022, 02:07:39 PM »
Glenn,

I suggest you call Ring Engineering and see what they recommend and that way this will also get on their radar as a function that people want.
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General Discussion / Re: DDA40X prime mover sound files
« Last post by GMM6809 on May 25, 2022, 01:45:42 PM »
Tim,

I see, I miss understood what you were saying initially. Okay, thank you for clarifying that.

Maybe i'll just install a second sound module and only hook up a speaker to it, see if that works. Do you think if i set the motor load on a module that has no motor it'll work properly? or should i put some level of resistor between motor leads...?
that would get the two motors to sound from different ends of the chassis, and notch up as they move.

I would have to make sure they're always MU'd together for sound functionality.. does anyone know a way to permanently link two modules together? Like having two dcc engines programed to the same address?

Thanks,
Glenn
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RailPro Specific Help & Discussion / Re: Control Bi-Colour LEDs
« Last post by Gibs on May 24, 2022, 11:18:31 AM »
What a lot of people tend to forget is what we term as "OutPuts" on RP's LM's are in fact Negative switched connections. The "Common" which by normal conventions would be a common "Ground/Negative" is in fact the "Positive" power supplied connection.

So you need a Common Positive LED to do what you're after.
The correct "Colour" resistor needs to be on the switched Negative connections or the LED wont work correctly.

Now as to your idea, I have no idea as to what voltage and polarity is available at the "common" connection on the LM 4G, its not displayed on the diagram so I'd need to know that before I'd even think about give you a yes or no, but even if its/was usable, you cant control it like the output connections that are for lights/effects as far as I can tell.
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General Discussion / Re: DDA40X prime mover sound files
« Last post by G8B4Life on May 24, 2022, 04:52:31 AM »
As I stated earlier in the thread, the sound file for a DDM45 is not for a DD40AX, they are completely different locomotives, the DDM45 being a narrow gauge locomotive built for Brazil having a single 20 cylinder 645E3 prime mover (same as the SD45 on which the DDM45 appears to be based upon) . The DD40AX has two 16 cylinder 645E3 prime movers.

There is currently no way that I know of to utilise dual prime mover sounds until Tim Ring invents a way.

- Tim
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General Discussion / Re: DDA40X prime mover sound files
« Last post by GMM6809 on May 24, 2022, 12:57:16 AM »
No, your not missing anything, The DDM45 sound sample doesn't load for me either. As I've mentioned before around here there is so much bad markup on that RailPro Sounds page I'm surprised any browser is able to render as much of the page as they do. However, the DDM45 sound file is the EMD645-20 which is downloadable in RPA.

- Tim

Hey Tim, no dice. It does sound like the correct prime mover, but it's only one engine that turns on. it also does not like or allow two prime mover buttons to function. only listens to the first button in order.

Any other ideas?

I'm going to call Ring tomorrow i think.
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RailPro Specific Help & Discussion / Re: Control Bi-Colour LEDs
« Last post by Gino on May 23, 2022, 11:46:27 PM »
I spoke too soon. After drawing out the circuit I found out that the LEDs used are common cathode. So the circuit will not work using the +5V supply through the LEDs and to the output.

Gibs you are correct. You need common anode LEDs to make things work.

I have another thought.
Can you use the output to supply power through the LEDs and connect them to the Common pin?
Can this work using an LM-4S-G? If so then I could use the existing common cathode LEDs.
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General Discussion / Re: DDA40X prime mover sound files
« Last post by GMM6809 on May 23, 2022, 09:44:56 PM »
No, your not missing anything, The DDM45 sound sample doesn't load for me either. As I've mentioned before around here there is so much bad markup on that RailPro Sounds page I'm surprised any browser is able to render as much of the page as they do. However, the DDM45 sound file is the EMD645-20 which is downloadable in RPA.

- Tim

Tim,
Thanks for the information! i'll download the file as get is loaded. that makes me feel better.
I wonder why it's not labeled better, anymore...?

-Glenn
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