1. For a more in-depth discussion of the Mini Panel, see the NCE Yahoo Group discussions at groups.yahoo.com/group/NCE-DCC/ . Note you will need to JOIN that Yahoo group before you can read the messages.
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    A. ABOUT THIS VIDEO - SUMMARY:

    . . This video shows a demo of an NCE (North Coast Engineering) DCC (Digital Command Control) Mini Panel, used for simple automatic control of a simple model railroad display -- consisting of a small loop of N gauge, a small loop of S gauge, a LargeScale train running point to point, plus a stationary HO engine with headlight and flashing rooftop strobe light.

    . . Many THANKS to FRED CUPP ( DelawareAndHudson.net ) of Williamsport, Pa, for much time spent installing decoders in many of my engines, and EDUCATING-ME how to use DCC, and how to use the Mini Panel.

    ~~~B. CONTENTS:

    Note: If you want to skip the discussion and watch just the actual DEMO part, the demo starts at the 6 minute point and is over at the 13 minute point -- you should be able to "drag" the little round "progress button" to the 6-minute point.

    At the 20 minute point until almost the end, I start reviewing the commands used for this demo, by displaying them on the ProCab. You can also see these commands in the PDF file which you can view using the first link given below.

    *1 Introduction by Fred Cupp - starts at 20 second point
    *2 Demo - starts at 6 minute point
    *3 Comments - starts at 13 minute point
    *4 Commands Available in Mini Panel - starts at 20 minute point
    *4b Commands-N gauge - starts at 24 minute point
    *4d Commands-S gauge - starts at 28 minute point
    *4c Commands-LargeScale - starts at 35 minute point
    *5 More Comments - starts at 41 minute point
    The end is at approx. 43 minutes.

    ~~~C. LINKS:

    * track2.com/info/804 - Links to the PDF file, that lists the commands used in this Mini Panel.
    * vimeo.com/channels/autocontrols - The AutoControls "channel" on Vimeo
    * NceDcc.com - official NCE website - as of 12/2010, the links to the Mini Panel instructions & tech. ref. manual are right on the home page.
    * AutoControls.org - "VIDEO INDEX PAGE" list other automatic controls videos.
    * youtube.com/watch?v=h7k8SPWgRmk - This same Mini-Panel video on YouTube.

    ~~~D. DOWNLOADING:

    Note that you can DOWNLOAD the original .m4v format file, which should play in Quicktime Player. Use the "Download this video" link that's about an inch below below the end of this text, on the right side.
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    This iMovie video was re-uploaded 12/19/2010 by JamesRobertIngram.com -- aka AutoControls.org, aka Track2.com.
    (Description modified 1/8/2010.)

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  2. * This video shows an NCE DCC Mini-Panel automatically controlling 3 (THREE) N-ga. Kato DCC locos with factory-installed ESU Loksound decoders on the same mainline -- using no turnouts, no blocks, and just 1 Z-Stuff infrared detector.

    * The detector does NOT even need to connect to the track; it just sits NEXT to the track.
    * There is the OPTION of using a PUSHBUTTON to allow the PUBLIC to manually start the trains.

    (Part 2, review of wiring & commands, is at youtu.be/GCsco0sVxno .)

    A. ~~~~~~ CONTENTS: ~~~~

    * NOTE: You should be able to SKIP to ANY SECTION of the video, by clicking the below minute:sec numbers.

    A - Fast Forwarded Overview: 0:20 min
    B - Introduction: 6:31 min
    DEMO 1 - Single Cycle: 10:04 min
    DEMO 2 - Continuous Running ('Repeat' Switch Closed): 13:02 min
    Manual Control Also Possible: 23:44 min
    DEMO 3 - Long Delay ('More Delay' Switch Closed): 24:53 min
    DEMO 4 - Keep 2 Trains Keep Moving ('Keep Moving' Switch Closed): 32:08 min
    DEMO 5 - Verify Detector Operation: 40:58 min
    6 - Z-Stuff Detector: 43:39 min
    7 - Modifying Layout for Automatic Control: 46:13 min
    8 Control Panel: 47:38 min
    DEMO 6 - Test with 1 Train: 51:20 min
    . THE END/Cont. in Part 2: 54:20 min

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    | B. COMMENTS:
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    * OPERATING LOGIC: We can accomplish this with a very SIMPLE logic. Two trains "wait" in the yard, until the 3rd train on the mainline passes the detector and enters the rear of the yard. The "front" train leaves the yard, and the remaining 2 trains creep forward to the front of the yard, stop, and wait until the 'new' train on the mainline crosses the detector. This process keeps repeating.

    * A single PUSHBUTTON that the PUBLIC can push, causes the 3 trains to perform a SEQUENCE of making 1 trip around the layout, and then "parking" where they started.
    * The locos will idle until the pushbutton is again pushed, then repeat the sequence.
    * Alternately, closing the 'Repeat' switch on the control panel, will cause the trains to keep repeating the sequence.

    * Alternately, closing the 'Repeat' switch on the control panel, will cause the trains to run continually.
    * Alternately, closing the 'Keep Moving' switch will cause 2 of the train to run continuously (only 1 will be "parked" in the yard).

    * An infrared Z-Stuff block signal detector is used, to detect the position of the trains.

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    | C. SKETCHES & DRAWINGS:
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    * DOCUMENTATION: Google Drive Album #827: drive.google.com/open?id=1TterXvdg49W1JP7x-UzIzL7XhDMDuaEU

    * ((Note that the documentation albums are linked from the 'Documentation' page at autocontrols.wordpress.com .))

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    | D. RELATED AUTOCONTROLS.ORG N Ga. PLAYLISTS:
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    * Playlist A02 "N-Ga. DCC AutoControls, NO Turnouts":
    . youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCzsbeo2HeKEEqgLoNdnbWbEer2juk-15
    . AutoControls.02 N-Ga. DC Controls

    * ALL AutoControl PLAYLISTS are on the Home Page at AutoControls.org , and a backup copy is on the 'Documentation' site at autocontrols.wordpress.com/playlists/

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    | E. RELATED VIDEOS:
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    * (This Video) Part 1/2 of this Video #827 is at youtu.be/_STpvQszJ-I and vimeo.com/436679171 .

    * Part 2/2 of this Video #827 is at youtu.be/GCsco0sVxno and vimeo.com/436711814 .

    * Video #828 shows TWO trains running on this SAME layout with the same hardware: youtu.be/2si-hyEhY0Q and vimeo.com/438794529 .
    (Most people who try this, will probably want to try running 2 trains, before running 3 trains.)

    * Video 816-1/5, "Preview: Beginner Exercises for NCE Mini-Panel Automatic Train Control": youtu.be/7W-LonNTVC4 or vimeo.com/191761912

    * Video 819-1/2, "Z-Stuff DZ-1011 Detector & NCE Mini-Panel Control 3 HO Trains w/NO Turnouts: youtu.be/qKgHVn5kCo4 or vimeo.com/242527047

    * Earlier TWO Trains Operation on Small Loop: Video #826, "Auto. DCC Control of Two MTH PS3 Diesels on Same Loop, w/Pushbutton for PUBLIC Operation: youtu.be/J2RWOI7htf4 or vimeo.com/378471378

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    BACKGROUND MUSIC CREDITS:
    * 'Chattanooga Choo Choo', arranged and performed by Keith Lewis, keith@rockerbob.com
    * 'Leaning Toward The Dark Side', written and performed by Keith Lewis

    Hashtags: #AutomaticModelTrainControl #AutomaticTrainControl_DCC #AutomaticTrainControl_Ngauge

    * This iMovie10 video was uploaded by JamesIngram.net .

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  3. * This Video #827 Part 2/2 reviews the COMMANDS and WIRING used to THREE Kato N-gauge DCC locos -- automatically running on a circle of Kato Unitrack. (Part 1, the demos, is at youtu.be/_STpvQszJ-I .)

    * An NCE DCC Mini Panel is used to do the automatic control.

    A. ~~~~~~ CONTENTS: ~~~~

    * NOTE: You should be able to SKIP to ANY SECTION of the video, by clicking the below minute:sec numbers.

    (Numbers continue from Part 1)
    9 This Video's Documentation on Web: 0:05 min
    10 Wiring Diagram: 1:39 min
    11 Detector Wiring Comments: 3:53 min
    12 Loco Positions Relative to Detector: 7:12 min
    13 Viewing Commands Using Cab: 10:00 min

    14 Video #816 Get Started w/NCE Mini-Panel: 15:26 min
    15 Commands, Pg. 1: Configuration: 16:42 min
    16 Commands, Pg. 2: Push Buttons & Test Routine: 18:57 min
    17 Commands, Pg. 3-7, Overview: 21:40 min

    18 Commands, Pg. 5: 1st 3rd of Routine: 22:47 min
    19 Pg. 5, Discuss Delay Command: 25:52 min
    20 Pg. 5, "Optional" Cmds (Horn, Delays/ 2nd Loco Keeps Moving): 27:54 min

    21 Commands, Pg. 6: 1st 3rd of Routine: 30:29 min
    22 Commands, Pg. 7: 1st 3rd of Routine: 31:21 min
    . THE END: 34:08 min

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    | B. COMMENTS:
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    * OPERATING LOGIC: We can accomplish this with a very SIMPLE logic. Two trains "wait" in the yard, until the 3rd train on the mainline passes the detector and enters the rear of the yard. The "front" train leaves the yard, and the remaining 2 trains creep forward to the front of the yard, stop, and wait until the train on the mainline crosses the detector. This process keeps repeating.

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    | C. SKETCHES & DRAWINGS:
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    * The sketches are in the Google Drive Album #827: drive.google.com/open?id=1TterXvdg49W1JP7x-UzIzL7XhDMDuaEU

    * ((Note that the documentation albums are linked from the 'Documentation' page at autocontrols.wordpress.com .))

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    | D. RELATED AUTOCONTROLS.ORG N Ga. PLAYLISTS:
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    * Playlist A02 "N-Ga. DCC AutoControls, NO Turnouts":
    . youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCzsbeo2HeKEEqgLoNdnbWbEer2juk-15
    . AutoControls.02 N-Ga. DC Controls

    * ALL AutoControl PLAYLISTS are on the Home Page at AutoControls.org , and a backup copy is on the 'Documentation' site at autocontrols.wordpress.com/playlists/

    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    | E. RELATED VIDEOS:
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    * Part 1/2 of this Video #827 is at youtu.be/_STpvQszJ-I and vimeo.com/436679171 .

    * (This Video) Part 2/2 of this Video #827 is at youtu.be/GCsco0sVxno and vimeo.com/436711814 .

    * Video 816-1/5, "Preview: Beginner Exercises for NCE Mini-Panel Automatic Train Control": youtu.be/7W-LonNTVC4 or vimeo.com/191761912

    * Video 819-1/2, "Z-Stuff DZ-1011 Detector & NCE Mini-Panel Control 3 HO Trains w/NO Turnouts: youtu.be/qKgHVn5kCo4 or vimeo.com/242527047

    * TWO Trains: Video #826, "Auto. DCC Control of Two MTH PS3 Diesels on Same Loop, w/Pushbutton for PUBLIC Operation: youtu.be/J2RWOI7htf4 or vimeo.com/378471378

    Hashtags: #AutomaticModelTrainControl #AutomaticTrainControl_DCC #AutomaticTrainControl_Ngauge

    * This iMovie10 video was uploaded by JamesIngram.net .

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  4. * This video shows an NCE DCC Mini-Panel automatically controlling TWO N-ga. Kato DCC locos with factory-installed ESU Loksound decoders on the same mainline -- using no turnouts, no blocks, and just 1 Z-Stuff infrared detector.

    * The detector does NOT even need to connect to the track; it just sits NEXT to the track.
    * There is the OPTION of using a PUSHBUTTON to allow the PUBLIC to manually start the trains.
    * Previous Video #827 shows 3-train operation on this same lyout: youtu.be/_STpvQszJ-I

    A. ~~~~~~ CONTENTS: ~~~~

    A - Fast Forwarded Overview: 0:13 min
    B - Introduction: 5:37 min
    DEMO 1 - Station Stop, Short Delay, Single Cycle: 7:15 min

    DEMO 2 - Station Stop, Short Delay, Keep Repeating: 9:45 min
    DEMO 3 - Station Stop, Long Delay: 14:04 min

    . . . Note: This is 1st video to show "both trains keep moving"
    DEMO 4 - BOTH Trains Keep Moving, Single Cycle: 19:32 min
    DEMO 5 - Both Trains Keep Moving, Keep Repeating: 21:48 min

    5B Control Panel: 30:16 min
    DEMO 6 - Test With Single Train, Use Hand: 32:55 min
    DEMO 7 - Test With Single Train, Use DELAY Cmd: 38:20 min
    . . The END: 43:17 min

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    | B. COMMENTS:
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    * The "program" in this newest video #828, is slightly BETTER than the programs used in previous 2-train videos -- because it allows both "station stop" operation (each train stops at the station) or "Two Trains Moving" where neither train stops.
    * Related Video #827 shows the same system controlling THREE trains.

    * OPERATING LOGIC:

    We can accomplish this with a very SIMPLE logic.
    * One train "waits" stationary in the yard, until the 2nd train on the mainline passes the detector and enters the rear of the yard.
    * The stationary train starts up & leaves the yard.
    * The train that entered to the yard, stops in the yard, and waits until the other train out on the mainline crosses the detector. This process keeps repeating.

    * A single PUSHBUTTON that the PUBLIC can push, causes the 2 trains to perform a SEQUENCE of making 1 trip around the layout, and then "parking" where they started.
    * The locos will idle until the pushbutton is again pushed, then repeat the sequence.
    * Alternately, closing the 'Repeat' switch on the control panel, will cause the trains to keep repeating the sequence.

    * Alternately, closing the 'Keep Moving' switch will cause BOTH of the train to run continuously (i.e. they won't stop in the yard).

    * An infrared Z-Stuff block signal detector is used, to detect the position of the trains.

    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    | C. SKETCHES & DRAWINGS:
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    * DOCUMENTATION: Google Drive Album #828: __________(tbd)

    * ((Note that the documentation albums are linked from the 'Documentation' page at autocontrols.wordpress.com .))

    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    | D. RELATED AUTOCONTROLS.ORG N Ga. PLAYLISTS:
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    * Playlist A02 "N-Ga. DCC AutoControls, NO Turnouts":
    . youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCzsbeo2HeKEEqgLoNdnbWbEer2juk-15
    . AutoControls.02 N-Ga. DC Controls

    * ALL AutoControl PLAYLISTS are on the Home Page at AutoControls.org , and a backup copy is on the 'Documentation' site at autocontrols.wordpress.com/playlists/

    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    | E. RELATED VIDEOS:
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    * (This Video) This Video #828 is at youtu.be/2si-hyEhY0Q and vimeo.com/438794529 .

    * Video #827 Part 1/2 shows THREE trains running on this SAME layout with the same hardware: youtu.be/_STpvQszJ-I and vimeo.com/436679171 .

    * Part 2/2 of Video #827 shows the (very similar) COMMANDS used for the 3-train program: youtu.be/GCsco0sVxno and vimeo.com/436711814 .

    * GETTING STARTED: Video 816-1/5, "Preview: Beginner Exercises for NCE Mini-Panel Automatic Train Control": youtu.be/7W-LonNTVC4 or vimeo.com/191761912

    * Earlier O-gauge TWO Trains: Video #826, "Auto. DCC Control of Two MTH PS3 Diesels on Same Loop, w/Pushbutton for PUBLIC Operation: youtu.be/J2RWOI7htf4 or vimeo.com/378471378

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    BACKGROUND MUSIC CREDITS:
    1 Don't Touch The Gestures
    2 Envy Talked Me Out Of It
    3 2 Minute Warning
    person-use license from FreePlayMusic.com, Cinematic Soundtrack Volume 9: freeplaymusic.com/#/album/379

    Hashtags: #AutomaticModelTrainControl #AutomaticTrainControl_DCC #AutomaticTrainControl_Ngauge

    * This iMovie10 video was uploaded by JamesIngram.net .

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  5. * This Video #830 shows an NCE DCC Mini-Panel automatically controlling 5 (FIVE) N-ga. Bachmann Peter Witt DCC Streetcarsl on the same loop -- using no turnouts, no blocks, and 2 Z-Stuff infrared detector.

    A. ~~~~~~ CONTENTS: ~~~~

    00:00 Pt. 1 Demo
    13:33 Pt. 2 Overview of Layout
    16:28 Pt. 3 Ingram's Comments
    17:53 Pt. 4 Review Commands
    22:53 Pt. 5 Drawing & Documentation
    23:25 The END
    (23:28 length)

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    | B. MORE COMMENTS:
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    * HOW IT WORKS: The NCE Mini-Panel (Programmable Train Controller) uses a Z-Stuff infrared detector as a reference point, and uses "time delay" from the moment a streetcar passes the detector, to stop each of the 5 streetcars at the correct stopping point on the track.

    * We run 1 streetcar at a time past the detector, and then keep repeating the process for each additional streetcar -- stopping each streetcar behind the previous streetcar.

    * When all streetcars have been run past the 1st detector, we then repeat the whole process for the 2nd detector.

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    | C. SKETCHES & DRAWINGS:
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    * DOCUMENTATION: Google Drive Album #830: drive.google.com/open?id=1fxZtMWKoFMagiBJUQ9epKDm8nGKpkSLl .

    * ((Note that the documentation albums are linked from the 'Documentation' page at autocontrols.wordpress.com .))

    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    | D. RELATED AUTOCONTROLS.ORG N Ga. PLAYLISTS:
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    * Playlist A02 "N-Ga. DCC AutoControls, NO Turnouts":
    . youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCzsbeo2HeKEEqgLoNdnbWbEer2juk-15
    . AutoControls.02 N-Ga. DC Controls

    * ALL AutoControl PLAYLISTS are on the Home Page at AutoControls.org , and a backup copy is on the 'Documentation' site at autocontrols.wordpress.com/playlists/

    * This Video #830 is on both Youtube and Vimeo, at youtu.be/zsw4WuNSwCI and vimeo.com/499951681 .

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    | E. OTHER LINKS:
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    * AutoControls Home Page: AutoControls.wordpress.com (part of AutoControls.org)

    * The O Ga. RR Forum DCC discussion forum:  ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/forum/dcc-forum-1

    Hashtags: #AutomaticModelTrainControl #AutomaticTrainControl_DCC #AutomaticTrainControl_Ngauge

    * This iMovie10 video was uploaded by JamesIngram.net .

    # vimeo.com/499951681 Uploaded 16 Views 0 Comments

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