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Turnouts adding on Rocrail

Now we know to control our locomotive from Rocrail, we’ll see how to declare the turnout. This is little more complicated. First, they must be defined on the central Our “curve” turnout has the address 998 (250 group – position 2), our “dual junction” turnout has the address 999 and 1000 (group 250 – Position 3 & 4). To recall, there may be 2048 accessories, or 512 groups (512 x 4 = 2048). There is very little information to provide …
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Locomotives adding on Rocrail

After discovering Rocrail and saw its installation, we will immediately see how to declare a new locomotive. Once this is done, we will not be very far from what our ecos center can do ! First, you have to set the locomotive on your Ecos. From the menu “Object”, which contains a list of all network elements that we can declare we select “Locomotives.” A window with several tabs will open and we will inform each of these tabs to …
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Work, wiring, landscape and tests

Some news about my layout. I have worked on several subjects. Ballast tests : Tortoise motor and turnouts wiring. The second curve is ready, I have still to set the Peco’s bretelle double, and the track 3 and 4. I have worked on the platform ; some passengers wait the train (the time can be long !).

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Turnouts & Ecos

In the previous posts, I have shown how to use the Ecos to drive a train and use the S88 sensor. Now, I’m going to explain how to control the turnout. If you have read all my articles, I have installed tortoise engine to move the turnout. I have chosen a SwitchPilot from Esu. These modules, very interessant, can’t directly control the tortoise motor ! So, I use a little adaptator. A quick test with a lab permits to validate …
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Ecos installation

ESU - Ecos

I want to write this post, because I don’t find a lot of posts about the digital. I’ll try to describe each steps to control my train in 100% digital ! To plug the ESU’s Ecos, it’s rather easy. You have to be care full to set the alimentation on 14V. Then, I have installed a decoder (Esu Lokpilot v3) in my flirt model, and I have set it. At first, I have set the decoder address (by default, it’s …
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First tests

During holidays, I have time to test my first rame ; BR429 Flirt from Liliput. I have started with the woodwork… I have realized a simple layout to do some tests : – Lokpilot Micro installation – address configuration – CV effects Here a small video to do the results. It permits to : – study the curves ; the size… – fix the space between the tracts – determine the velocity in the curves and in the straight line …
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Turnouts control

Motors choice The first step : add motors to control the turnout rails from the digital centrale. I have chosen the N gauge code 55 point “electrofrog” turnout. The core is conductor to avoid that the train stops. The core polarisation depends on the turnout position. To be more realistic, I seek some slow motors. To sum up : slow motor electrofrog reliability low sound price To compare : Attachment Mouvement Conso. Core Noise Price peco easy quick high no …
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