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by RudyB
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: An €4,- Logic Analyzer ... and ... it's good!
Replies: 2
Views: 370

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: 3869

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: 3869

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: 3869

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: 3869

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: 3869

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: 3869

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: 13608

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: 379

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
Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 13608

Arduino DCC RGB LED Strip control with 6 PWM outputs.

The RGB LED strip that is mounted above my layout (see this post) can be controlled via the remote. I thought it would also be nice when it can be controlled via the Traincontroller PC user interface, or via the command station. The Arduino came to the rescue. It has 6 PWM outputs via which we can c...
by RudyB
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 13608

Tail-, Cabin- and Flash Lights for the NS2433 Loco

Past December I purchased a Roco NS 2433 cargo loc and an ESU Lokpilot Standard at the monthly model railroad trade show in Houten (NL), for the combined price of €95,-. The loc had only 2 white headlights ... hence the project started to build in some more lights. I wanted to add red tail lights, c...
by RudyB
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 13608

LED strip lighting over the layout

Past weekend remote controlled RGB LED strip lighting has been built over the layout. Works quite nice. More details and pictures can be found on the blog.

Link to info and pictures of LED strip lighting over a model train layout


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by RudyB
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3869

Traincontroller 37: Block Occupancy and Release Rules

In the previous video we had a look at how to create flicker free block occupancy with momentary sensors. I used the stop marker as the point where the occupancy was taken away again. This has two advantages: 1. It is possible to see if a train is still running in the block (occupied = on) or when i...
by RudyB
Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3869

Traincontroller 36: Block Occupancy with Momentary Sensors

The block 'occupied' status and the corresponding highlight colour only appears as long as the block occupancy sensor is triggered. When working with momentary sensors, like I do with reed switches and magnets, the occupied status flickers as many times as the sensor triggers. Just because one reed ...
by RudyB
Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 13608

Six trains running around under Traincontroller

Today a lil video was created that show six trains running around on the layout under control of Traincontroller. A few lil 'tricks' have been used to get a smooth brake behaviour, whereby trains already slow down one block ahead, bot for schedules stops as for an anticipated red signal. Trains that...

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