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by RudyB
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Videos on the Digikeijs DR5000 Command Station
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Digikeijs DR5000 02 Control Properties and Settings Window

This video is about the DR5000 Control Properties / Settings window and about the settings in the Drive- and Switch windows. One of the important settings is the number of speed steps we want the DR5000 to send to our loco’s. In most cases 28 steps is a good default value, which also works fine with...
by RudyB
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3871

Traincontroller 54 - Stations

Traincontroller 9 has the option to work with Stations. A Station is a collection of blocks that we allocate to it. Once Stations are defined several new options are available. The video shows three: - A local Spontaneous-Run: the train will never run further away than one block from the station. - ...
by RudyB
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Videos on the Digikeijs DR5000 Command Station
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Videos on the Digikeijs DR5000 Command Station

Thanks Richard. More to follow soon.
by RudyB
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Videos on the Digikeijs DR5000 Command Station
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Videos on the Digikeijs DR5000 Command Station

Video 01 – install > connect > drive The Digikeijs DR5000 is one of the most versatile DCC command Stations currently on the market. With its wealth of connection options and multitude of data communication protocols on board, and also given it’s very fair price point, it quickly became popular in t...
by RudyB
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3871

Traincontroller 53 - Speed profiling an engine with an external measurement device

TC9 has this new option to use a third party speed measurement device to do the measurements during the engine speed calibration process. This way the time it takes to profile an engine is dramatically reduced. And besides that ... it is also fun. If you do not own a speed measurement device, and if...
by RudyB
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A loco speed measurement device for € 6,- (Arduino based)
Replies: 0
Views: 345

A loco speed measurement device for € 6,- (Arduino based)

The Traincontroller 9 User Manual, page 128, says: "Traincontroller Gold provides the possibility to perform all speed measurements with third party measurement facilities ...". Koploper and iTrain offer the same feature … the speed table can be manually edited. This greatly speeds up the ...
by RudyB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3871

Traincontroller 52 – New Engine Functions: Operations List & Short Distance Move

Traincontroller 52 – New Engine Functions: Operations List & Short Distance Move In the ‘Functions’ tab of the properties window of an engine we can define the functions that the digital decoder that is built into the engine supports. Often these are things like headlight, cabin light, shunt spe...
by RudyB
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3871

Traincontroller 51: New Switchboard Elements : Gates and Crossovers

Version 9 has a few new switchboard items available: A: The space saving crossover. Formerly, to enable trains to switch between two parallel tracks, it took 4 junctions. With the new 'crossover' track elements it takes half the space. Each crossover has 2 decoder addresses to control the 2 turnouts...
by RudyB
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3871

Traincontroller 50: Change the Content of a Text Field With a Text Variable

Text in a text field can be dynamically updated, triggered by events that take place somewhere on the layout. We use a text-variable to accomplish this. 1. Create a global variable: Menu Windows > Explorer Window > Variables > right click > New Object > Variable 2. Create a text field on the switchb...
by RudyB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3871

Traincontroller 49: Use HTML to Simulate an LCD Display

Since it is possible in TC9 to use HTML code inside text elements we can simulate all kinds of graphics using 'style' commands. Let's see how we can turn the counter we made in the previous video into something that looks like an LCD display. First we'll need an LCD type of font. Just Google for fre...
by RudyB
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3871

Traincontroller 48: Use a Numerical Variable as a Counter

… Variables are one of the great additions to TC 9. A variable is a named memory location where we can store information, like a text or a number. We can access and change the contents of a variable via any item on our switchboard that has an Operations tab. We can use variables to change the flow o...
by RudyB
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3871

Traincontroller 47: HTML in Text Fields

In TC9 we can use HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) inside text fields. This makes that we can use styling, like different font sizes, (background) colors, borders and more, in one and the same text field. HTML is the language that is used on the WWW to render web pages. Luckily it is easy to experi...
by RudyB
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3871

Traincontroller 46: Switchboards and Switchboard Windows

In TC9 Switchboard Windows are introduced. Unfortunately they have given some confusion. It may help when you think of switchboards and switchboard windows in a similar way as engines and engine windows. You can create multiple engines and you can create one or more engine windows, each of which wil...
by RudyB
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3871

Traincontroller 45: Pins

One of the new features of TC9 are the Pins that can be shown on the switchboard. There are three categories: 1: Dr. Railroad pins. Dr. Railroad is the diagnostic tool that scans your layout for issues. In stead if presenting them in a list, they now also can be shown on the switchboard as pins. The...
by RudyB
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3871

Traincontroller 44 - TC 9 New User Interface

September 2017 version 9 of Traincontroller was released. Time for a few new video's about the new features that version 9 has to offer. This first video is about the new User Interface. Link to demo downloads, user manual, more info and the video. http://up.picr.de/31190623ab.jpg ...

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