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SLoss of point control

LNERGE

16 posts

I hope it continues to work as we have a well established way of running the railway. I only use the computer to operate the points and signals. 

LNERGE in the soggy Severn Tunnel. 

LNERGE

16 posts

It's gone completely haywire now. Deleting the ini file before starting the program makes it work ok. Without doing that first causes some rather weird stuff.

RAF96

13874 posts


Community Moderator

With all due respect it will in all probability turn out to be finger trouble.

The forum has seen it time after time in the past but has been far too polite to embarrass the perp.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/robs_rails.html

LNERGE

16 posts

After start up throwing a point causes the screen to flash as if is trying to throw the point multiple times. The .ini file seems to have an infinite number of lines refering to the tipper.

Chrissaf

12088 posts


Community Moderator

You must generate a new .INI file using the instructions I gave you and follow them exactly as written in my post timed at 17:39 on Page 1 of this thread.

 

From what you wrote previously, I think you are going wrong by starting up RailMaster after deleting the .INI file.

 

Once you have deleted the .INI file [do not have RailMaster running when you delete the .INI file] ... you do not restart RailMaster.

 

Instead, you run the downloaded installer [from the link at the top of the RailMaster forum] to generate the new .INI file and then and only then re-start RailMaster. To run the installer, you must 'right click' the downloaded and saved installer file and chose 'Run as administrator'.

 

When restarting RailMaster you then ignore any error messages and cancel them to go straight into the .INI file editor to make the .INI changes I recommended. Once the .INI amendments [if any] are saved, then close down RailMaster and restart it again.

 

The above is the abridged version of the full details in my linked posts.

 

If after the final re-start you still get Elite communication error messages, this can sometimes be quite normal. You just have to open 'Windows Device Manager' to check which COMM port has been assigned by Windows to the Elite. Armed with that information, you open the RailMaster 'System Settings' screen, then make sure that 'Controller A' has the same COMM port number selected. Then close and re-open RailMaster once more.

 

Once you have got a stable controller connection then ensure that you keep on using the same USB port for the Elite to connect to. Changing the USB port will likely loose communication between RailMaster and the Elite and you will have to manually sync the allocated COMM port again. RailMaster was written for Windows XP and the COMM port allocations are not automatically maintained in sync. You have to do it yourself, hence the guidance to keep using the same USB port. A PC/Laptop USB 2.0 port is also more reliable than a USB 3.0 port as well.

Chris........ Making the wood in the trees visible.

LNERGE

16 posts

I will settle down on Monday for a go at this. Four points Roberts at Finsbury Park on Sunday that will need my fullest attention. Many thanks.

BagEndJct

388 posts

Just as an aside, I very occasionally lose control of signals and points. Closing and re-opening the program always solves this. My .ini file is correctly set up, last time I looked. I put it down to "one of those things".

Railmaster Pro Pack. ELink. Windows 10 64-bit.

RAF96

13874 posts


Community Moderator

I have found RM is sensitive to requiring closure and a restart after making even the smallest of changes.

Bit of a pest but worth the effort to avoid any aggro.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/robs_rails.html

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