This short 2-minute-long video -- recorded at a 1/20/2020 community "Activity Fair" -- uses 2 MTH Proto-3 O-gauge locomotives to demonstrate automatic point-to-point operation -- where the a member of the PUBLIC can push a button, and the trains will run back and forth for 1 "cycle".
* The layout is 6" wide and 7'-9" long. The plan is that this layout will fit on one of the typical 8' long tables that you can rent at train shows.
* A "programmable Digital Command Control (DCC) model train controller" (aka NCE Mini-Panel) is used -- so that when a person pushes a button located on the front of the table, the 2 trains automatically travel to the left end of the table, pause about 5 seconds, then return back to the right end of the table.
* The trains will then sit there and "wait", until someone pushes the button again; then they will repeat the cycle all over.
* There are Z-Stuff infrared block signal detectors on each end of the track, which is how the Mini-Panel "knows" to stop the trains when they reach the end of the track.
* The O-gauge track is the MTH Realtrax. The 2 O-gauge locos are MTH "Proto 3" diesels, that can run on either MTH's proprietary DCS system, or can run on standard non-proprietary DCC -- as seen in the video.
* The non-moving train sitting on the rear track is a smaller S-gauge train (an S-Helper Service diesel).
* An NCE Power Cab, hidden behind the "layout", is providing the power.
* The COMPLETE DETAILS of this setup are shown in the original 35-minute-long video #824 at youtu.be/bQAQdIM6XdY or vimeo.com/376592686 .
* The documentation is at autocontrols.wordpress.com/video824 .
This video was uploaded by JamesIngram.net .