LenV
I have just seen a thread regarding these boards working with ip digital point motors. Having never used anything like these before they could be the answer to my prayers. I want to stop a train in a hidden siding, so my question is will they work with a fictitious signal on a eCos track plan. Any other suggestions (clean ones only please) would be appreciated. Regards Len
Regards Len
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m.bryan
Hi Len,
The ABC boards can be used with any decoder that has ABC capability.
(You will need to see the specification of your particular decoder)

It works by slightly modifying the DCC signal on the track and the decoder picks it up and then responds according to the decoder settings. (Usually based around CV27 and other CVs)

The board can be switched in or out of section as you require.
By using a manual toggle switch or another switch on say a point motor - i.e. the auxiliary contact on a Cobalt motor.
Mick
DCCConcepts Tech/Customer support
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LenV
Thanks Mick. Would it work with a fictitious signal on eCos, or would I need a actual signal.
Regards Len
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m.bryan
Hi Len,
You can use any DCC accessory address - as long as that address operates a suitable DCC controlled switch.
I would guess you can generate a "signal" on your Ecos system that instead of operating a real/physical signal, operates the DCC controlled switch.

You could use our AD1HP in conjunction with a REX relay unit for example.
Mick
DCCConcepts Tech/Customer support
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LenV
Hi Mick. Thanks for your replies. I am going to wait until the shop is open to customers again. I will then come up and be able to speak to you and find out the best way to use these modules. I have quite a lot of questions regarding this as I have never used anything like it previously. Stay safe and I hope to see you soon.
Regards Len
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Andywp
Not sure about Ecos, but you can definitely do this with Railroad & Co or JMRI and the ABC module.
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LenV
thanks Andy. I run my layout manually, but I have 4 hidden sidings and I thought the ABC boards would be answer.
Regards Len
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