Route setting on the NCE Power Cab

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by Ron, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Dec 5, 2015
    I'll do this using my track plan from Sheringbourne below:

    The colours indicate set routes with numbers except 5 and 6 which are the station run around routes.
    We will start by setting up Route 3 (Blue)
    1. Making a note of the accessory numbers and directions beforehand helps!
    2. Keep pressing 'PROG/ESC to get to 8 program macros and press Enter .
    3. Enter the number you want to call the Macro (in this case,3)
    4. Enter the first accy number (in this case point number 1)
    5. Enter N(1) or R(2) (in this case R(2))
    6.Enter the second accy number (in this case point number 3)
    7. Enter N(1) or R(2) (in this case R(2))
    8. Enter the third accy number (in this case signal number 6)
    9. Enter N(1) or R(2) (in this case R(2)green)
    10. Press Enter then Enter again to leave the Macro set up.
    11. Press MACRO, Enter and number 3 and Enter to run the Route!!

    There are 16 possible Macros each operating upto 8 accessories.
    Hope this has helped somebody
  2. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Dec 5, 2017
    Very good Ron. Sounds relatively straight forward. The power of the powercab. :thumbs:
  3. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Looks like the PowerCab has you by the short and curlies - the NCE Dark side strikes again.

    Lots of functionality, simple to use.

    If / when you get the USB interface, you can save the macros via JMRI Decoder Pro, edit them and reload. Handy to backup or edit any Macro's you create.

    That and within JMRI Panel Pro, you can create a mimic panel, or route tables, and set them at the click of a mouse


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