transferman
Hi guys, in respect of mimic panels, is there a convention for showing which way the points are set?

I am finding it difficult especially in respect of double slips and 3 way points.

I would like to use 2 colour LED's as indicators.

Chris
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AHJAY
Many talk about two colours as it seems a good idea - but the real thing avoids it for a good reason.

Have you started the panel? If not I would strongly recommend using one colour with only the live route actually on. With two colours you will not have such a clear result/indication.

regards, Ahjay
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AltcarBob
I had a mimic panel a few years ago and It only used one colour. Each line from a point had a light that only lit when that route was set, when I had set the route I wanted my panel showed a line of orange lights from say platform 1 to the fiddle yard up entrance. My fiddle yard was set up differently with 2 light colours red and green to show an occupied or free line and it never seemed to work quite how it did in my head when I designed it.

This was in the days of grain of wheat bulbs, a million miles of wire and more diodes than Robbie the Robot.
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transferman
Very sensible answer Ahjay. I was confused before and now ........!

I have never done this before and I am trying to follow ideas from many sources but it 'aint making it easy.

I have kinda made up my mind to use the DCC Alpha stuff which uses 2 colour LED's. For a double slip there are 4 possible routes, so 4 indicators. Will this work with Alpha?

Chris
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Julian
This is one with 2 colours, run from Alpha Mimic.


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The reds are much redder than that.

Regards
J
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AHJAY
Alpha is available in Green, red and bi-colour.

We'd usually use 5 LEDs for a slip, with the centre one always on. Essentially a slip is just two turnouts on top of each other, si it works just fine. We also have some recent custom diagrams for 3 ways which need a little work on the LED connections (the addition of one diode) but do only then show the 3 available routes correctly

regards, Ahjay
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Granpa CRB
AHJAY wrote:
Alpha is available in Green, red and bi-colour.

We'd usually use 5 LEDs for a slip, with the centre one always on. Essentially a slip is just two turnouts on top of each other, si it works just fine. We also have some recent custom diagrams for 3 ways which need a little work on the LED connections (the addition of one diode) but do only then show the 3 available routes correctly

regards, Ahjay


I am building an alpha mimic panel & although I have  manage to set all the crossovers, double & single slips I cannot set my symmetrical 3 way points On your DCC web page you only show  information for AlphaSwitch panel wiring for a isometrical 3-way point, can any one explain the 3 way symmetrical point please.
Granpa CRB
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Granpa CRB
Granpa CRB wrote:


I am building an alpha mimic panel & although I have  manage to set all the crossovers, double & single slips I cannot set my symmetrical 3 way points On your DCC web page you only show  information for AlphaSwitch panel wiring for a isometrical 3-way point, can any one explain the 3 way symmetrical point please.
Granpa CRB sorry I did nor mention I am using Bi-colour red/green led's
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john whiteside
The 3 way can be done using Alpha Mimic ,
But at this time, using single colour Leds 
I`m working on the red /Green leds to see if it can be done. 
John
John Whiteside
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