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    I consider the crossing automation as a patch to...

    I consider the crossing automation as a patch to the layout so 2 trains can run unattended on the double-8 tracks. It is definitely not a full blown solution, which may involve Transponding, resistor...
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    Oh yes, Loconet commands in the above context. I...

    Oh yes, Loconet commands in the above context. I guess I still need to figure out how to identify which loco is on a specific track (I guess this can be handled through the throttle logic though it...
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    Your suggestion sounds great, Leo. Doing away...

    Your suggestion sounds great, Leo. Doing away with the USB connection with the PC is my next project. I’ve built a LocoNet Shield basing on the blueprint from Scuba.net. That way I can also add some...
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    Thanks Leo for the detailed info. I’s using this...

    Thanks Leo for the detailed info. I’s using this to automate the double crossing on an atlas n18 layout. I installed 16 arduino IR sensors, 2 underneath the roadbed on each of the 8 tracks entering...
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    Hi Heiko, I thought you meant whether or not the...

    Hi Heiko, I thought you meant whether or not the Loconet Connection was set to RUN in the previous message. If RUN refers to normal connectivity, then there is no shortage at the gaps. Only when the...
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    I still see the bulbs glow briefly when the...

    I still see the bulbs glow briefly when the switch is set to RUN, though they turn off right away when both sets of wheels of the same loco are on the same power district. I guess this might be...
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    Thanks Heiko, I found the lamp just glows when...

    Thanks Heiko, I found the lamp just glows when the first set of wheels enters the brake section and turns off when the second set of wheels enters the brake section. I'm just wondering if such...
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    Digitrax Brake Section

    Hi,

    With a Digitrax command station and a booster, I wired a brake section on my layout according to the attached diagram. The brake section works fine in stopping a loco while keeping its sounds...
  9. Thanks pbender, Are you saying solid state...

    Thanks pbender,

    Are you saying solid state relays may not be able to handle a booster load of 12.7v at 8A from the Digitrax booster scaled to N?
  10. Question on Arduino Solid State Relays triggering

    I'm running DCC sounded locomotives on a digitrax based loconet, and planning to automate a crossing intersection. My plan is to:

    1. use an arduino mega board & IR detectors to sense trains'...
  11. Thank you all for your advice. I'm using a...

    Thank you all for your advice. I'm using a digitrax SDN136PS for this built. The voltage difference between the common & forward leads is around 5.5 volt when F0 is pressed; so I assumed a 4volt drop...
  12. Connecting a rice grain lamp to a digitrax decoder

    Hi,

    I tried to connect the rice grain lamp (1mm in diameter) of a bachmann n scale 2-6-6-2 directly to the digitrax decoder outputs but without success. I believe the rice grain lamp is 1.5volt as...
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    Thanks kingmeow, I's always thinking about PX112...

    Thanks kingmeow, I's always thinking about PX112 but not PX108 which is a lot smaller. 7.6mm and less than 3cm will likely be fine in the bachmann medium size tender. I'll get one to see if it works...
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    Thanks for your input. My bad, I should have...

    Thanks for your input. My bad, I should have stated 2x5.5v .22f in series (Total 11v .11f) in the original post. In any case, I've made a 3x5.5v .22f in series (Total 16.5v .073f) circuit and...
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    Wiring keep alive for Digitrax sdxn136ps

    Hi, Has anyone tried to install a keep alive circuit for digitrax sdxn136ps? My track voltage is 12.66v and I'm installing this decoder to a bachmann steam medium tender, the power xtender of...
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    Thanks Tim for reassuring, I always wonder what...

    Thanks Tim for reassuring, I always wonder what is the purpose of these PCBs in the tenders where they don't do too much.
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    Connecting decoder directly to motor

    Hi,

    I need help on my Bachmann Heavy Mountain 4-8-2 nscale. I tried to install a sound decoder (Digitrax SDN136PS) to the tender PCB but have messed up the original PCB comes with the Heavy...
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    Arduino + Digitrax Loconet

    Hi, My layout makes use of Digitrax DCS100 to control servo motors driven turnouts through Tam valley singlets. I'm planning to set up a locoshield interface between the Digitrax Loconet and an...
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    Thanks for your comments. I'll do a test, hand...

    Thanks for your comments. I'll do a test, hand painting the WS raiser with water-based acrylic and see how it reacts. Kent
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    Painting Woodland Scenics Trackbed?

    Hi,

    I've installed WS trackbeds on my layout. Before I start gluing down the tracks, I'm thinking about painting the trackbeds using a gray primer (acrylic) similar to the color of my ballast....
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    Thanks Gordon, I'll take a track to experiment...

    Thanks Gordon, I'll take a track to experiment the different options to make a choice. Kent
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    Thanks for your input, I'll 1. do the geometry...

    Thanks for your input, I'll
    1. do the geometry again to see if I can expand the circle
    2. consider having sectional tracks for the tighter circles if I stay with foam track beds
    3. use dap acrylic...
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    Atlas C55 Flex Track

    Hi, I'm planning for a new layout. Does anyone have experience laying Atlas C55 flex track curves (say 10" radius) on Woodland foam track beds? Is it doable using thin layers of Elmer's glue and lots...
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