Andrew Fryer deepfat Show full post »
Julian
LGGVW wrote:


Julian,

There are also alternatives which seem to be non software dependant. Block Signaling UK is one such manufacturer, producing systems which control the blocks, operate 2, 3 or 4 aspect LED signals and even stop the train behind an occupied block automatically, without requirement for software. However, users will also have a learning curve, to understand how the wiring must be set up by reading and grasping the set up diagrams.


Yes, indeed and thank you for the link, to Block Signalling.  There are a whole range of uses for loco / train detection which makes this a useful thread.  I would be interested to see what uses people have found and how they have gone about it.

Automation, with iTrain, is certainly one such use and I wonder if Iain might like to start a thread on the subject, as it seems to be leaning firmly towards automation, rather than just detection.  There are people out there who would be pleased to learn more about it and may be able to see that it is easier than they thought.

Regards

Julian
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Briperran
Good posts Lewis  and Itrain is a good choice of software if you are new to it if you have not already done so i would suggest going to the FAQ section on the Itrain forum and downloading  the BenQ Itrain 4 tutorial which takes a new user through the basics of Itrain 4 and is reconised as very helpfull to anyone new to it . It only does the basics but helps a new user to start understanding the software.

Brian
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LGGVW
Thanks Brian, I will have a look at the tutorial.🙂
Best Regards

Lewis
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Mister Rusty
Julian wrote:


Yes, indeed and thank you for the link, to Block Signalling.  There are a whole range of uses for loco / train detection which makes this a useful thread.  I would be interested to see what uses people have found and how they have gone about it.

Julian


Turntable control, for one. 😉
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AHJAY
Interesting but a subject like (Itrain etc) is much better in a dedicated thread in the appropriate area.

Please think about this for the future. If I have time I MAY edit this thread and move the Itrain stuff to its own place - or the originator of the Itrain conversation may choose to srtart a more focussed thread in layout control area of the forum.

regards, Ahjay
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Andrew Fryer deepfat
Platelayer Ian
I am back from major surgery now and I am an engineer at Microsoft so I am up for a challenge.  Reading all of this you sound like the man to talk to.  
However I have already got a layout in my looft:
  • It has one DCC zone controlling
  • Some 30 or so points through Cobalt DIP and SS motors.
  • I am using Hornby RailMaster for control
  • It all works ðŸ˜
So where can I research what needs to be done to upgrade this, I can rework stuff abandon RailMaster and add zones but where in IT there is slack, github here there don't seem to be definitive technical articles on what to do

Thanks Andrew (aka andrew.fryer@microsoft.com)
 
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Iain Morrison wimorrison

Andrew

There isn't any github or slack repository where you can go and pick up hints and tips on what you can (or cant) do with automation.

I will PM you a link to a presentation I used a few weeks ago that may help answer some of your questions though 🙂

Iain

Iain Morrison
Modelling h0e using Z21 with iTrain automation and Railcom
There are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know
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