Chadwick Model Railway at McKinley Railway

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    That a great demo of what can be achieved interesting to see how the computer managed to prevent long periods off stopping even when it stacked the trains in the top loops then seemed to switch the way it was routing the reverse loop running :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
    Lots of work has obviously gone into getting detection and stop points set up right Great work :tophat::tophat::tophat:
     
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    Nice video Peter
    nice to see it all working
    I’d like to do some automation for exhibitions on my new layout
    So there is always something moving within the scene
    Won’t be for the Rosehill show but after may look into what hardware I need to get started with basics train movements
    It’s single line 3 loops out the front 2 in the fiddle yard that take 2 trains each so basics compared to your set up
    Thanks for posting the video
     
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    Running trains has come along way in the last few years
    The technology has just evolved so fast from stuff that was just dreams a few years ago is now reality.
    It’s great to see the operation
    A couple of questions
    How many detection sections are in the railway now??
    Next to achieve reliable ?? Reliable automation how involved was the Programing side of operations?
    Do you have to give each train a set of parameters or is it totally random, where you select a loco and add it to the computers list of locos for automated running and it just adds it randomly into the session.

    The mind is boggling on the possibility’s great work in getting it all working so well
     
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    Very impressive
     
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    Petesville Railway DCC Command and Loconet Modules used:-

    **[The old layout used the NCE DCC PH-Pro 5 Amp [R] System ~ but proved not to work with the software. It was disposed of. Digitrax (Loconet) works 100% with the software "TrainController"].

    The Digitrax Complete Train Control® system brings fun and realism to model railroading. Using the LocoNet Network and the many devices that work together on LocoNet.

    DCS100 5 Amp DCC Command Station & Booster

    PR3XTRA SoundFX USB Decoder Programmer ~ USB Interface

    UR92 Duplex Radio Transceiver/IR Receiver Panel

    DT500D Advanced Duplex Radio Equipped Super Throttle
    The DT500D is our top-of-the-line, Duplex Radio Super Throttle. The DT500D Advanced Super Throttle gives you direct control of two locos at a time with all the powerful features and flexibility serious model railroaders demand.

    The DT500D is designed to handle nearly every aspect of layout control.

    You can run trains and consist, control up to 30 functions such as sound, program decoders, set up and operate routes, and much more. With soft On/Off Switch and advanced power saving, you can operate longer than ever.

    The DT500D gives you full Duplex or two-way radio communication to and from your LocoNet systems, select, dispatch and run locos without ever having to plug in!


    UT4D Duplex Radio Equipped Utility Throttle with 4 Digit Addressing

    DS64 Quad Stationary Decoder

    BDL168 LocoNet Occupancy Detector, 16 Detection Sections

    SE8C Signal Decoder

    UP5 LocoNet Universal Interconnect Panel

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    DCC Specialties PSX-AR Power Shield Auto Reverser / Circuit Breaker
    >> All Solid State Operation: Fast, solid state design, reliable quiet action, no clicks or sparks.
    https://www.dccspecialties.com/products/powershield_x.htm

    Cheers,
    Peter
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    Good question. I'll need to think about that one. :scratchchin: may need a new section ....... leave it with me. :thumbs:
     
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