This AutoControls.org automatic controls video is a COMPILATION, showing 18 demos, approximately 30 seconds long -- that have been "extracted" from 18 different AutoControls.org videos, that were made between 1989 up through 2017.
The first 9 clips are DC track power, and the last 9 clips are DCC track power.
Of the 9 DCC clips, 1 uses DCC-BitSwitch, and the other 8 use the NCE Mini-Panel to control the trains.
This video was created for display during the August 2017 National Association of S Gaugers Convention in Timonium MD, so it uses S gauge demos when available -- and uses Largescale (#1 ga.) and HO demos when there is no S gauge demo available. Please note that the AutoControls.org ‘Videos’ page contains many additional demos not shown in this compilation video.
Of the 18 demonstrations, 11 demos use S gauge, 8 demos use Largescale, and 3 demos uses HO gauge. (3 of the demos use multiple gauges.)
A. ~~~~~~ CONTENTS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
................ Section A: DC, NO TURNOUTS
Pt. 1 V666, "Push-Pull" Back & Forth Shuttle (S & #1 ga.): 1:29 min
Pt. 2, V9202-m6, Simulate Auto. Block - Using Knife Switch (#1 ga.): 1:45 min
Pt. 3 V658, Single Track Automatic Block (2 Trains, S ga): 2:10 min
Pt. 4 V664, Railroad Concepts Stationmaster (2-Trains, S ga): 2:47 min
................ Section B: DC, WITH TURNOUTS
Pt. 5 V665, 2-Track Automatic Yard, Automotive Relays (2 Trains, S ga): 3:33 min
Pt. 6 V660, 2-Track Automatic Yard, RR Concepts SIM (3 Trains, S ga): 4:14 min
Pt. 7 V9606, 4-Track Automatic Yard (5 Trains, #1 ga.): 4:53 min
Pt. 8 V8907, 6 Trains on 1 Mainline (2 Blocks, 1 Auto. Siding, #1 ga.): 5:34 min
Pt. 9 V632, Automatic Route Selection (2-Routes, 4 Trains, #1 ga.): 6:18 min
................ Section C: DCC, NO TURNOUTS
Pt. 10 V810, Push-Pull Reversing Shuttle (on 36" sq. board, S & #1 ga): 6:58 min
Pt. 11 V809, DCC BitSwitch, 2 Trains on 1 Mainline (S ga): 7:39 min
Pt. 12 V817, 2-Trains on Small Pikemaster Loop (S, HO, & #1 ga): 8:21 min
Pt. 13 V815, 2-Trains on 1 Loop (using Single Reed Switch, HO ga.): 9:40 min
................ Section D: DCC, WITH TURNOUTS
Pt. 14 V805, Push-Pull Shuttle w/Spur (S ga): 11:21 min
Pt. 15 V806, Push-Pull Shuttle w/Alt. Routes (S ga): 12:06 min
Pt. 16 V813, 2-Track Automatic Yard (2 Trains, S ga.): 12:49 min
Pt. 17 V812, 3-Track Automatic Yard (3 Trains, #1 ga.): 13:31 min
Pt. 18 V814-Pt3, 2-Track Automatic Yard (3 Trains, HO ga.): 14:14 min
End: 15:00 min
B. ~~~~~~ RELATED LINKS: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
Note the COMPLETE videos for the clips in this compilation, can be found on the above ‘VIDEOS’ page.
- Investigation (Intro, iMovie jingle)
Following are from the Youtube music library:
This iMovie video was assembled by JamesRobertIngram.com (aka AutoControls.org, aka Track2.com), description updated 9/5/2017.
18:57 PowerCab & O Gauge 22:36 Hooking Up the Controller 26:11 Review Commands Used 29:11 Enter Commands & Demo 33:46 Run Train Using Controller 36:21 Wait & Skip Commands 39:15 About MTH Proto 3 & DCC 41:18 The END
In this video, we'll show you EXCERPTS (small pieces) of about TEN different videos.
We'll show 3-rail O gauge demonstrations if we have them. A few will be other scales, but would work the same in O gauge.
You can refer to those videos for complete demonstrations and explanations.
Please consider if this is something you might want to get your grandkids involved with -- as it combines both very SIMPLE programming and O gauge model trains -- which we think they might find interesting.
Demonstrating a simple program might also be entertaining for elementary school kids.
Having the kids enter the program themselves, would combine both programming and trains.
They could be even given homework assignments, to repeat this programming experiment on their train at home.
This video is a higher-quality version of earlier 2006 video #644.
A. CONTENTS - BRIEF FORMAT:
Pt. A: Speeded-up Clips: 1:04 min
Pt. B: Control Unit & Signal Lights: 4:58 min
Pt. C: Slowdown Block & Rear Turnouts: 19:34
Pt. D: Additional Views of Layout: 31:05 min
End: 34:31 min
B. ~~~~~~ CONTENTS - ALL PARTS: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
Pt. A: Speeded-up Clips
. A1 Speeded-up, showing sequencing across 4 tracks: 1:08 min
. A2 Speeded-up, Tracks 1 & 2 Shut Down: 2:01 min
. A3 Speeded-up, Signal lights: 2:24 min
. A4 Speeded-up, Viewed From Rear: 3:15 min
. A5 Speeded-up, Operation on a "mega display" 3:43 min
. A6 Speeded-up, 4-Track Zellner Yard and two 2-track yards: 4:21 min
. A7 Ed Zellner Talking (9 sec): 4:48 Min
Pt. B: Control Unit & Signal Lights
. B1 Original Ted Greeno Wiring Diagram: 5:51 min
. B2 The 1996 Colored Template: 6:54 min
. B3 Control Unit: 7:48 min
. B4 The 2006 Colored Template: 11:27 min
. B5 Sequencing Across 4 Tracks: 11:50 min
. B6 Tracks 1 & 2 Shut Down: 13:44 min
. B7 Signal Lights: 16:14 min
Pt. C: Slowdown Block & Rear Turnouts
. C1 Viewed From Rear: 19:42 min
. C2 Slowdown Block: 23:44 min
. C3 Rear Turnouts: 27:08 min
Pt. D: Additional Views of Layout
. D1 Two-Track Yard: 31:09 min
. D2 Kids Operating Corner: 32:30 min
. D3 Behind Transformer Table: 32:54 min
. D4 Ken Orme Custom Circus Rides: 33:08 min
. End: 34:31 min
C. ~~~~~~ DESCRIPTION: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
* This video demonstrates the 'Zellner Yard' 4-Track Automatic Switching Block, operating on a 1996 G-Scale display layout. This unit operates 5 trains on a single loop, by holding 4 of them in the yard, until the 5th train gets about 2/3 of the way around the loop, then 'releases' a train from the yard.
* Please see AutoControls.org for other videos in this series.
This iMovie 11 video was uploaded 9/27/2014, by JamesRobertIngram.com .