This AutoControls.org (ACO) video shows 2 NCE DCC “Mini-Panels” operating HO, S, and G scale trains on a 5 ft x 9 ft demonstration layout. This display was be operated at the August 2017 National Association of S Gaugers Convention in Timonium MD.
Section 1 shows operation of two S gauge trains on a small loop of “Pikemaster” track. Section 2 shows point-to-point operation of HO, S, and G gauge trains. Section 3 demonstrates how to simulate an automatic block using a knife switch, for control of AC or DC trains.
There is nothing new in this video, it’s just using different gauges of trains in a different layout than previous videos. Earlier videos shown in the links below, show these demonstrations in more detail.
A. ~~~~~~ CONTENTS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
* Section 1, Two trains on 1 loop: 2:52 min
* Section 2, Point to Point: 7:16 min
* Section 3, Simulating an automatic block using a knife switch: 16:35 min
End: 19:07 min
B. ~~~~~~ RELATED LINKS: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
* A more detailed demo of Section 1, can be viewed in Demo 14 “2 DCC trains on 1 loop” in Video #816, Getting Started with Mini-Panel Automatic Train Control: youtu.be/EvUOsjRFZiU?t=37m
* A more detailed demo of Section 2, can be viewed in Demo 15 “Point to Point DCC” in Video #816, Getting Started with Mini-Panel Automatic Train Control: youtu.be/EvUOsjRFZiU?t=59m17s
* A more detailed demo of Section 3, can also be viewed in “Using a Knife Switch to Simulate Relay for AC or DC trains”, shown in 1992 video V9202 module #6: youtu.be/awRl7yvZQQg
* Another more detailed demo of Section 3, showing a reed-switch-activated automatic block controlling 2 S-gauge trains, can be viewed in Video #658: youtu.be/AQvdO9CzH1c
* The short, 1-minute long Part 2/2 of this video, showing this layout operating at the Convention, is viewable at vimeo.com/232191971 or youtu.be/aFv_r0eoFKw. The Convention layout is the same, except that I: (1) Added a back-and-forth DC PCC car track, (2) Added 2 pushbuttons to start the DCC tracks, and (3) I also was able to replace the electric eye that was being used as a sensor for the Pikemaster loop in the Part 1 video, with a Z-Stuff DZ-1011 infrared-detector block signal and DZ-1008 relay -- so I did not have to worry about inadequate ambient light to operate the electric eye.