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Chrissaf

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Brian, for the benefit of others that might follow later, looking for advice with the TurboCad error message. Could you tell us what you did to resolve the issue.

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Was it just a case of the driver not being fully installed properly?

i.e your 'Device Manager" driver entry showed "CDC RS232 Emulation" instead of "USB Serial Port (COMn)" where n = 3 or 4

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Or something else?

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

@Fishmanoz

Hi Fishmanoz

 

Not sure that 89 - 91 covers it.  The Shinohara looks like this:

 

Image link: http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/SDG812.jpg

 

I may have to exercise a degree of engineering licence to mimic what I want.

 

Regards

Chrissaf

7432 posts


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Brian, what about my question, just above......any chance of an answer to it please.

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

RAF96

9410 posts


Community Moderator

I have TurboCad from donkeys years ago, now incompatible with current Windows and wonder if it is a simple case of wrong CD in the right sleeve.

 

Re the double slip, treat it as four separte normal turnouts, linked as necessary i.e. this one operates the other one, etc.

Rob

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://myweb.cytanet.com.cy/honnor/

Fishmanoz

9547 posts

Brian, that’s a double slip, the configuration I’d assumed, and is most definitely covered as I said.

and thanks for all the fish

St1ngr4y

2005 posts

Fishy,

The picture that Brian provided is a scissors crossover, not a double slip. I have two Shinohara scissors crossovers, one at each end of my hidden sidings, so that trains entering and leaving can access all of the sidings from both main line directions. On the mimic diagram, I had to separate the points and place a couple of diagonal straights one on top of the other in the same cell at the centre of the four points, otherwise the red/green point buttons would conflict with each other.

I wish Peco would bring out an electrofrog scissors crossover in Code 100.

Ray

DCC Elite + Railmaster+ProPack, Windows 10 desktop

Fishmanoz

9547 posts

Thanks for pointing that out Ray.  Still works like the diagram on page 91 including the straight as shown?

and thanks for all the fish

St1ngr4y

2005 posts

@Fishmanoz

Thanks for pointing that out Ray.  Still works like the diagram on page 91 including the straight as shown?

Hi Fishy,
The image below shows how I had to configure each Shinohara scissors crossover, to make use of an ADS2-FX accessory decoder to switch them, while at the same time, switching the electrofrogs correctly.
At this time, I should point out something which I don't know has been covered or not on the Forum. If you have a simple crossover with two electrofrog points, you can't wire them to the same ADSn-FX port and make use of the frog polarity switching facility. This is because, on such a crossover, each point frog is on the opposite running rail to the other.

 

 

So, having purchased the Shinohara scissors crossovers, and ADS2-FX decoders, I needed a way to maximise the functionality. This I achieved by wiring the top two points to one port (47) and the bottom two points to the other port (48), rather than diagonally opposite points to the same ports. This works because the frogs of the top two points are on the same running rail, and the frogs of the bottom two points are on the opposite running rail.

In Railmaster, I configured each point to fire the other port, the result being that, for one button press, all 4 points end up either set to "straight on" or to the "diagonal crossover".

Hope this makes sense.

Ray

DCC Elite + Railmaster+ProPack, Windows 10 desktop

RDS

3783 posts


Community Moderator

That seems like a good tip Ray and a great workaround.

00 Gauge. DCC. Elite (v1.43) with Select (v1.0) as Walkabout. RailMaster Pro running on a Windows 10 Laptop. 18 Loco's. 2nd copy of RailMaster (Not Pro) running on Windows 10 Desktop and Networked to the Laptop. Handheld RM running on Android Phone. 3rd copy of RailMaster, still unopened!

Fishmanoz

9547 posts

Now I get the difference as well Ray.  All I was looking to replicate was possible track routes, what I forgot was being able to replicate the actual throwing the tie bars with the added complication of frog switching.  I’d go further than RDS too, an elegant solution Hornby could publish in the manual, not a workaround.  After seeking your permission of course.

and thanks for all the fish

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