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Alan

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RailPro Realistic Movement
« on: July 11, 2016, 09:35:18 PM »
If anyone doubts the realistic control afforded by RP then watch the train movement at the beginning and end of the video. A smooth Atlas powertrain and RailPro - a wonderful thing! BTW Don't need no steenkin' keep alive. Good trackwork, powered frogs, and tight-n-right layout wiring does the trick. Watch the headlight.

Alan

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William Brillinger

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Re: RailPro Realistic Movement
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 10:39:12 PM »
I saw this video already on another venue, Congrats on the first full run of the deck!

This reminds me, I really need to isolate my frogs.
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Re: RailPro Realistic Movement
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2016, 06:46:29 AM »
Nice. Love the epic soundtrack, love the long hood running and love the electrical control panel. Alan I hope you'll write on your blog more in depth about the panel and turning on and off the layout power with a couple of push buttons.

oh and yes, you get a hallelujah  ;D

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Re: RailPro Realistic Movement
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2016, 07:51:47 AM »
Tim,

Details about powering the layout start with this post http://www.lkorailroad.com/powering-the-lko-part-i/ and continue forward until this post http://www.lkorailroad.com/powering-the-lko-part-iii/

Details about the control panel are here http://www.lkorailroad.com/lighting-control-update/ and here http://www.lkorailroad.com/lighting-system-operational/
Alan

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Re: RailPro Realistic Movement
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 08:49:33 AM »
I was lookingg forward to see some trains on your layout (probably not as much as you) I keep reading your blog. Keep up, this looks awesome.

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Re: RailPro Realistic Movement
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 09:36:40 AM »
Very nice Alan. Unfortunately, most of us don't have your wiring skills and would like to have keep-alive circuits.  ;)
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Re: RailPro Realistic Movement
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2016, 09:19:18 PM »
I think it is more a testament to wired frogs than to my wiring skills.

Ironically enough, I fully plan on installing keep alives when Ring makes them a simple part of a module install. Why would anyone not? They make the system that much more reliable. I just don't want to be totally dependent upon them.
Alan

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