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    • June 30, 2020 8:04 PM EDT
    • Rick Marty said:

       

      "I have acquired quite a few more cars."

      Jon,

      I like your solution, don't liquidate rolling stock, build more yards

       

      I just can't pass up a deal   A few years back I was converting couplers on Delton Classics cars to fill-in for my lack of cars. I don't have a problem with the size difference and keep a picture of two generations of box cars together as justification for the size difference. Detail-wise they aren't far off. If they were I would liquidate them first. Just wish they were lettered correctly for an early generation wood car.  Oh crap, another project.

    • June 30, 2020 7:59 PM EDT
    • Rooster said:
      Rick Marty said:

       

      "I have acquired quite a few more cars."

      Jon,

      I like your solution, don't liquidate rolling stock, build more yards

       

       

      Another solution is to just get out all your stuff and go roundy round while taking scenic video or pics of the RR.

       

       

      ROOSTER NOTES: that is an all day (meaning ALL DAY) event for him.

       

      I did have a plan to enable a version of RR, loop to loop...

      But when I went to actually build it, terrain surveys proved it unworkable with better than 5% up and down within the loop.  The part near the border stones was built as the Engine House lead a few years ago and Walk Crossing Trans Load was built ending at the flagstone path. The bridge across Deep Cut was placed a few years ago as an abandoned section of track. I was going to connect it as a spur to a coal dock, but I think I am done expanding on the ground.

    • June 30, 2020 7:20 PM EDT
    • Rick Marty said:

       

      "I have acquired quite a few more cars."

      Jon,

      I like your solution, don't liquidate rolling stock, build more yards

       

       

      Another solution is to just get out all your stuff and go roundy round while taking scenic video or pics of the RR.

       

       

      ROOSTER NOTES: that is an all day (meaning ALL DAY) event for him.

    • June 30, 2020 7:02 PM EDT
    •  

      "I have acquired quite a few more cars."

      Jon,

      I like your solution, don't liquidate rolling stock, build more yards

    • June 30, 2020 6:44 PM EDT
    • It's probably been 2 months since I've used JMRI to create a switch list. During that time, no thanks to LSC & Facebook, I have acquired quite a few more cars.  Being a mostly rainy day today, I wanted to run a train on the indoor division. JMRI refused to build a train with more than one car. A quick look at the build logs showed why: There is only one open car spot at each end of the railroad. JMRI has tons of cars wanting to move, but no where to put them!

       

      So, it's time to add a fiddle yard to the operation. I think I have a good idea on how to work this in the software, but if anyone has included storage shelves in their active car roster and has suggestions, I'm all ears.

       

      What I plan to do is to dedicate one track in each yard as an arrival/departure track where nothing is stored. Then, in the software,  I will add one or two more yard tracks that represent the storage shelves accessible from the arrival/departure track. Hopefully I can open 5 or 6 car spots this way and get things moving again.

    • June 30, 2020 6:22 PM EDT
    • Just a quick update.  I was looking for some different information in the on-line JMRI manual when I found this listed as a normal condition with aggressive mode as it assumes all pick ups scheduled are complete when it looks for set-outs.  As Ray noted above, Normal mode should solve it, but I have new problems which I will discuss in a new thread that need to be addressed first.

    • June 5, 2020 5:40 PM EDT
    • Ray Turner said:

      I have seen this when I had set "Aggressive" mode for scheduling. "Normal" mode seemed to fix it. Also, note that a location can be listed twice for one stop, the first with pickups only, the second with setouts only. I have found that useful.

      Welcome to LSC Ray!! And thanks for chiming in.

       

      I will need to try that. I've always been set to "Agressive" mode, so you may have something!. I'll have to look at the tweaking route Pick-up/Set-out settings as well.

    • June 5, 2020 2:32 PM EDT
    • I have seen this when I had set "Aggressive" mode for scheduling. "Normal" mode seemed to fix it. Also, note that a location can be listed twice for one stop, the first with pickups only, the second with setouts only. I have found that useful.

    • May 25, 2020 9:26 AM EDT
    • When the Bachmann trolley motor block fails, replace it with the USA trains motor block, add weight and pull a second dummy trolley.

       

    • May 23, 2020 11:31 PM EDT
    • Using a lgb reverse loop pair as the signal tracks I wired up the reverse unit and powered it up. It worked perfectly and the switch Is the 10x multiplier. Set up a test track and ran my new climax loco on it. It will be used for my trolley that will run from Dartmouth to New Bedford. It originally ended on the Dartmouth/Westport line at the Lincoln Amusement Park. My goal is to have it run the width of my layout disappearing into a tunnel heading back to New Bedford. The trolley ran down the middle of rte. 6 and my dad road it as a kid. I have a Bachman trolley that will be running the route.

    • May 22, 2020 11:58 PM EDT
    • Thanks Dan, the 0090 directions explain the jumper but this version has a switch and I was curious if this switch does the same as the jumper and changes the time multiplier or does something else.

    • May 22, 2020 8:14 AM EDT
    • If I remember correctly the jumper is a X10 multiplier for time on the 0090 unit.  I only have the parts diagram, not the user manual.

    • May 21, 2020 10:22 AM EDT
    • Picked this up the other day with a bun of stuff. It appears to be the early 0090 unit but a different variation from any directions I can find. While it has only one pot, it has a black switch that I cannot find use directions for. Ive seen the directions for increasing time by moving the red jumper but no switch. Does the switch increase the time also like the jumper? Any help would be appreciated. Also, I assume I can easily make my isolation end tracks using 5403 diodes. Where does everyone buy their diodes and resistors?

    • April 25, 2020 4:32 PM EDT
    • Dennis,

      Though not exactly Revo DCC, you may be able to glean similar techniques to try when looking at non DCC material, such as on Paul Norton's site.

      Yes, I agree with you about a good step by step guide.  I attempt to do that with various topics in my "vignettes" hosted for me by Greg E. on his website. 

      When you figure out what you need to make things work, it would be very much appreciated that you post a thread with your step by step guide.

      Thank you,

      -Ted

    • April 25, 2020 2:11 PM EDT
    • Thanks, Ted.  I've examined the Revo site several times and downloaded what applied.  Has not helped at all.  Greg always has interesting information, I've look through some of it, but it deserves a re-visit for this purpose now.  I saved Paul Norton's information.  Initially, I wonder if it applies to the non-DCC version of Revo, but I need to read more, carefully.  Precision RC's page seems to apply to hardware I do not use.  So this is all a start;  I know that at some point we are all beginners, and I'm personally feeling that with myself on this.  I wish I could find a sensibly written, "quick-start," step-by-step guide.  Maybe I'm asking too much.  Thanks again.

    • April 25, 2020 1:26 PM EDT
    • Dennis,

      If you had not already done so, the following resources may be of help:

      Precision RC Train Engineer Revolution Support (requires log-in to download manuals):
      https://www.revoelectronics.com/blog/

      Paul Norton's Revolution Throttle Tips
      http://ovgrs.org/the-trains/radio-control-train-engineer-systems/revolution-throttle-tips/

      Precision RC's Linear Base Station:
      http://trainelectronics.com/RevoElectronics/LinearBase-USB/

      Greg Elmassian has many different "pages" about the Revolution that can be searched for on his website:
      https://elmassian.com/index.php/search-mainmenu-5?searchword=Revolution&searchphrase=all

      -Ted

    • April 25, 2020 12:48 PM EDT
    • I have Revolution's new 59xxx series DCC system.  Hand held transmitter and the little, "receiver," that installs between battery pack and the decoder of one's choice.  Got it working for a new little lokie I built up.  Works good.  Not that Revo's, "manual," was much help, because it wasn't.  Got it going half by guessing.  Now I'm trying to set up a second locomotive.  Moved the receiver over to new lokie.  I did find I had to dig up an old Revo linking cable and button, because none came with the transmitter when I bought it.  Manual says nothing about having to have or use that.  All guesswork.  Worst manual I've ever seen.  

      So....has anyone turned up a step-by-step document that tells me how to get my second locomotive going?  I can enter it's cab and name, but cannot get anything set up as second locomotive.  My manual that came with the unit says, "tentative," and no newer version can be found.

      Any help/tips would be appreciated,

      Dennis in E WA state  

    • March 8, 2020 7:31 PM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:
      Rooster ' said:
      Andy Clarke said:

      Jon, I just multiplied the scale 45 ft times how many cars I wanted on the siding then added another 5 ft and used that number..

      That's a LIE as you cannot multiply anymore !

      I cheated.. I used a cal-cu-lum-a-tor..  I think that's what they call them new fangle things...       

       

       

      Cuz ewe R dum!