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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Switching with the ProtoThrottle...

A quick video of some switching today with the ProtoThrottle and a LokSound - Select Direct equipped Athearn - RDG SW1500 switcher.


The CV's in the Select Direct have been changed as per Joe Atkinson's post on MRH to take full advantage of the ProtoThrottle features.

The ProtoThrottle connects to my NCE system via the CabBus via a wireless XBEE receiver.  Setup was completed in about 5 minutes.




Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Fascia Control Panels...

For something a little different today I decided to work on finalising the Fascia Control Panels that control the switch machines, and adding the signals on them too.

Now that the signals & logic are all added to JMRI & Panel Pro I am now able to add these onto the Fascia Control Panels.

The below Fascia Control Panel is located at Manheim Junction the busiest area on the layout and a major Junction for movement around the layout.


As can be seen, it is a major interlocking on the layout...

Jas.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Programming of the last Signal Mast Logic...

School Holiday's currently here, so limited layout time.  Being Winter too doesn't make the layout a warm place to be in.
But it does allow me to get the remaining Signal Mast Logic (SML) programmed into JMRI & PanelPro.


The brilliant part about the JMRI and having the layout running on a laptop is that I can do all the programming whilst running the LocoNet Simulator to check the logic.

The last remaining SML is associated with the last few dwarf signals are installed.  Be under no allusion if you plan on having signals & detection on your layout the programming of signal heads, signal masts, blocks, turnouts & SML is just as big of an undertaking as what it is to install them too.

 

And the trick is to document everything as you go, I cannot overstate this enough...


Hopefully within the next month I will have all of the logic programmed and the layout will be ready for operating sessions via dispatcher to see if any changes are needed.

Jas...