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by RudyB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3705

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: 3705

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: 3705

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: 3705

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: 3705

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: 3705

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 ...
by RudyB
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: An €4,- Logic Analyzer ... and ... it's good!
Replies: 2
Views: 344

An €4,- Logic Analyzer ... and ... it's good!

To anyone who tinkers with digital electronics and micro-computers, a logic analyzer is a great tool to have. Unfortunately they used to be quite expensive. Nowadays ... no more. Tiny, 8 channel, 24MHz sample rate, USB module can be had for as little as €4,-. Combined with the free open source 'sigr...
by RudyB
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3705

Traincontroller 43 - Kadee Couplers

The past few days I've been tinkering some with Kadee couplers. They work reliable with some small Neomybium magnets alongside the track. It's not at all difficult to automate the necessary loco movement in Traincontroller, it's just a lil sequence of timed events that can be written in a macro. The...
by RudyB
Sun May 29, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3705

Traincontroller 42 - Loading Wagons Using a Sensor

Traincontroller 42 - Loading Wagons Using a Sensor In the previous video we simulated wagon loading by advancing the train one wagon at a time, using a fixed speed during a certain amount of ms. This is accurate enough if the engine runs stable at low speeds and if the number of wagons in a train do...
by RudyB
Sun May 22, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3705

Traincontroller 41 - Loading Wagons Based on a Timer

Traincontroller 41 - Loading Wagons Based on a Timer Some model railways (like to) simulate the loading or unloading of bulk goods. The task at hand is to stop the train with the first wagon accurately under the silo, wait a few seconds, then advance the train exactly one wagon length ... and so on ...
by RudyB
Fri May 20, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3705

Traincontroller 40 -Timetables

It is quite easy to create automated train traffic in Traincontroller, by having trains run on cycle- or shuttle schedules and by using the option that a schedule can start one or more successors at it's finish. Another way of automating traffic would be the use of timetables. Both ways can also be ...
by RudyB
Sat May 07, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3705

Traincontroller 39: Guide Trains to Specific Blocks

Often we would like trains to enter a station at a certain track, for instance passenger trains always to track 1, cargo trains always to track 2. We could use a multitude of Schedules, one for every train (group) ... but we could also use just one schedule and add some conditions in the blocks. Thi...
by RudyB
Mon May 02, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3705

Traincontroller 38 – Control a Gated Crossing

This video shows several options to close and open a railroad crossing, both for a single track and for multiple tracks, and for the situation where the crossing is immediate behind a railway station where trains stand still. Link to the video. http://up.picr.de/25407110ry.jpg ..
by RudyB
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 13290

A DCC hand held throttle for €6,-

Thanks to the on board Ethernet of an ECoS it is possible to use iPhone or an Android phone as a handheld throttle. Always nice for precision shunting work. However ... most people prefer to have a physical knob on their remote throttle. This was recognized by ESu / Piko, they launched their 'Mobile...
by RudyB
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: A DCC hand held throttle for €6,-
Replies: 0
Views: 369

A DCC hand held throttle for €6,-

Thanks to the on board Ethernet of an ECoS it is possible to use iPhone or an Android phone as a handheld throttle. Always nice for precision shunting work. However ... most people prefer to have a physical knob on their remote throttle. This was recognized by ESu / Piko, they launched their 'Mobile...

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