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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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Rocrail & Rocview configuration

For those who have followed the previous articles, you must have read that I want to do a digital network to be able to control it via a computer, a phone or a tablet. The interest is to have an interface as user friendly as possible and especially to overcome the limitations of a central (in my case to the ecos ESU). Eventually, my network must be fully automated or not. Either the computer controls the trains following a schedule …
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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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Platforms building

When you fix the platforms, you have to think to the position and the size of platforms. I have quickly defined the platforms that I want to use. Here you can find the normes (height, size, position, space…) – in alignement – in curve Now we can start the build… After a few time ; the first results :

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Buffer stops with leds

I continue my work about the track. The track curve is now installed. To avoid be boring, I have started an other subject ; the train station decoration with the buffers stop. At the N gauge, there are several models, but none with a led light. I have chosen the Peco’s buffers stop ; the painting step (Humbrol 130 & 174). Then I have fixed the buffer elements. And I have finally fixed a subminiature red led. The light will …
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Shuttle feature

To complete the retro-signalisation using, a post about the shuttle mode. This function is very simple ; it permits to do go and come back between two points. When the train has reached the A point, the ecos sends a stop order ; then after a timer, sends the reverse order. At the B point, we loop back. We can’t set the speed on the track. We can’t set an offset for the detect point.. Later, we try to do …
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Track installation

I continue to work on the project. I prepare the rail track installation. Before, I have to define the area where I have to dectect the train. We call this the retro-signalisation. It exists several technical solutions : power consumption detection infra detection magnetic detection The better and most reliable is the power consumption detection. We isolate a rail (one side is enough) and use an electronical module. I have chosen the modules RM-GB-8N de LDT. We have to be …
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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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