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Signature: 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/

Bio: RAF aircraft apprentice 1960-63, 96th Entry of Lord Trenchard's Brats, hence the handle and avatar. RAF fitter, then technician leaving as a Chief Technician multi-trade skilled in 1984 Engineer in the aircraft industry 1984-2009, mainly product support for various MoD aircraft, ending my days as Design Authority for RAF/MoD airfield arrestor gear in UK & overseas. Now retired and living in Cyprus. β-tester.

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RAF96

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I have found tables never come out right on the forum so I spreadsheet them and grab a screen shot.

 

The current RM recommended method of creep error reset by crashing the buffers although crude at least gives the same starting point for end to end operations. Not much help in mid route stop scenarios though.

 

Unfortunately due to the many factors giving variations that can creep into the elapsed time over a route there is little we can do until a positive local sensor is introduced.

 

Well done to the guys putting extra effort into these problems on behalf of others. Much appreciated.

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/

RAF96

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I reserve my comments until I pick up my copy of the mag later this morning and have a full read of the article.

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/

RAF96

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Don’t forget to come back and let us know how you get on with the conversion.

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/

RAF96

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Yes - but depending upon the firmware revision state of your Select depends upon how many sound functions you can operate. When you power up your Select note the three pairs of numbers seen and tell us the first set.

 

You say Selects. Just be aware you can only connect one DCC controller to a track at the same time.

 

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/

RAF96

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Using a multi-meter set on AC volts you would expect to see about 15vAC all the time at the track terminals, but there is only an output from the prog terminals during actual programming pulses. This is a low current output to comply with NMRA regs. A simple prog output check is to connect an led and 1k resistor across those terminals. This will flash during programming. It tells you something is being output but not if that output will actually program a decoder. For that you need an oscilloscope or DCC sniffer to translate the output into text or graphic you can understand.

 

I have no idea what the runtime error is or where you saw it (Railmaster?). If so it was probably the knowledge base falling over and nothing to do with your problem.

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/

RAF96

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What a beauty Ken. Proper thoroughbred race horse.

Wouldn’t fancy trying to sup my tea out of a china cup in the dining car at those speeds.

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/

RAF96

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That interface could be jolly useful and finally give Fishy a use for his Select.

Hornby Mag doesn't hit Tesco shelves until 13th round here.

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/

RAF96

9896 posts


Looking back in my website I have 2 x ‘how-to‘ articles about HST http://myweb.cytanet.com.cy/honnor/articles.html which may be of some help.

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/

RAF96

9896 posts


Are we talking apples and pears here....

As WTD says a wheel coming loose from an axle is not the same as the ‘usually’ plastic plate holding a set of axles to the main chassis coming loose. If the former then quartering can be lost adding to the problems.

Another problem seen is where a triple axle ringfield drive has floating half axles in the middle and these can fall out without any real effort being applied. I have been know to bin them where not easily seen.

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/

RAF96

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@Derek 19B

Rebuilt Hornby Merchant  Navy Clan line , for less than £60 post to Cypus. Hopefully a bargin, we shall see.

 

Whereabouts are you in Cyprus Derek.

There is a reasonable number of us over there in the south of the island, but not all can gather together as often as maybe we could. A good few are on this forum.

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/

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