1. This short 1-minute video shows the 5’ x 9’ ‘AutoControls.org’ demonstration layout at the “National Association of S Gaugers” Annual Convention in Timonium, Maryland (Aug 8-12, 2017) -- that was located in the “Chesapeake 3” room back in the rear hallway, across the hall from the dealer halls.

    * Note 1: The old James Edwards DC PCC car on the lower level "back-and-forth" track, is being controlled by an old PH Hobbies DC polarity-reversing timer

    * Note 2: The girl seen in the video is operating the manual “You Be The Relay” DC loop on the lower level -- that attempts to give people a "hands on" feel for how the timing works, for controlling 2 AC or DC trains using an on-off “stop block” and a relay.

    * Note 3: The Pikemaster loop and 3 “push-pull” shuttles on the trestle on the upper level, are controlled by two NCE DCC "Mini-Panel" programmable controllers.

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    Note this is ALMOST the same layout shown in the longer, narrated ‘Part 1/2’ made just BEFORE the convention -- except that I:
    * (1) Added the back-and-forth DC PCC car track,
    * (2) Added 2 pushbuttons to start the DCC tracks.
    * (3) I also was able to replace the electric eye that was being used as a sensor for the Pikemaster loop in the earlier 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.

    B. ~~~~~~ RELATED LINKS: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

    * The longer, narrated Part 1/2 of this video, can be viewed at vimeo.com/227631425 or youtu.be/Q5Q91m6R9f4 .

    * This 1-minute Part 2/2 is viewable at vimeo.com/227631425 or youtu.be/aFv_r0eoFKw

    * The AutoControls.org HOME PAGE is at AutoControls.org

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    MUSIC CREDITS:
    From the Youtube music library:
    * ‘The126ers’ by WaterLily

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    This iMovie video was assembled 9/4/2017 by JamesRobertIngram.com (aka AutoControls.org, aka Track2.com).

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  2. 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

    * Intro
    * 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.

    * The AutoControls.org HOME PAGE is at AutoControls.org

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    This iMovie video was assembled 7/16/2017 by JamesRobertIngram.com (aka AutoControls.org, aka Track2.com). This description was updated 12/23/2017.

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  3. A. ABOUT THIS VIDEO - SUMMARY:

    This video shows an NCE DCC "Mini-Panel" and "Power Cab" controlling an S gauge train running point-to-point on a 36” square S gauge “mini layout” using 1960’s era American Flyer Pikemaster track. It also operates a short LGB Largescale point-to-point track.

    This video is similar to the previous 2011 Video #804, except:
    (a) The S gauge loop is operating point-to-point in this video (it ran in a circle in previous video #804).
    (b) it uses the less-expensive 'Power Cab’, instead of the 'Powerhouse Pro command station', and
    (c) The N gauge loops has been removed,

    Note that this display could be done in almost ANY gauge (N, HO, S, O, & LargeScale) . . . . . as long as the locos use standard NMRA DCC decoders.

    THANKS to FRED CUPP ( DelawareAndHudson.net ) of Williamsport, Pa, for technical assistance.
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    Note: For more details about the MINI-PANEL itself, please see previous video #804 (links provided below).

    ~~~B. LINKS:

    * vimeo.com/17627955 - previous Video #804; goes into more detail about the Mini-Panel; demonstrates operation of S, N, and Largescale trains.
    * vimeo.com/31944032 - previous Video #805; shows S gauge track operating with a single turnout and alernate routes. It goes into more detail about commands, and also boosting amperage to operate S gauge turnouts.
    * vimeo.com/71002671 - previous Video #806; shows S gauge track operating with a two turnouts and alernate routes.

    ~~~C. MORE LINKS:

    * AutoControls.org - "VIDEO INDEX PAGE" list other automatic controls videos.
    * vimeo.com/channels/autocontrols - The AutoControls "channel" on Vimeo.
    * NceDcc.com - official NCE website.
    * groups.yahoo.com/group/NCE-DCC - the NCE Yahoo discussion group.
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    This iMovie video was uploaded 2/15/2015, by JamesRobertIngram.com .

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  4. A. ABOUT THIS VIDEO - SUMMARY:

    This video shows an NCE DCC "Mini-Panel" and "Power Cab" controlling an S gauge train running point-to-point on 2 alternate routes -- using 2 turnouts to make a passing siding for the alternate route.
    This video is similar to the previous Video #805, except:
    (a) it uses the less-expensive 'Power Cab' instead of the 'Powerhouse Pro command station', and
    (b) it uses 2 turnouts instead of 1 turnout. . . . . . (COMMENTS CONTINUED BELOW)

    Note that this display could be done in almost ANY gauge (N, HO, S, O, & LargeScale) . . . . . as long as the locos use standard NMRA DCC decoders, and you use the proper turnout controller, and assuming that you can get enough amperage to the turnout solenoids (S gauge are particularly "current hungry").

    THANKS to FRED CUPP ( DelawareAndHudson.net ) of Williamsport, Pa, for technical assistance.
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    Note: For more detail about the COMMANDS used, please see previous Video #805. For more details about the MINI-PANEL itself, please see previous video #804 (links provided below).

    ~~~B. CONTENTS:

    Pt. 1 Intro: 0 - 1:20 min
    Pt. 2 Demo 1: 1:20 - 4:30 min ("normal" Sequence 1)
    Pt. 3 Demo 2: 4:30 - 8:20 min ("alternate" Sequence 2)
    Pt. 4 Operating on Display: 8:20 - 14:00 min
    Pt. 5 Details (discussion): 14:00 - 22:30 min
    Pt. 6 Quick Review of Commands Used in Mini-Panel: 22:30 - end at 26:50 min.

    ~~~C. LINKS:

    * PHOTOS: picasaweb.google.com/autocontrols.org/2012 - direct link to the PHOTOS of the display layout.
    * Wiring Diagram: track2.com/ingram/plans/806/miniPanelWiringL3v12jf.pdf
    * List of Commands: track2.com/ingram/plans/806/miniPanelCmdsL3-v01f2.pdf
    * Forwarding Link: track2.com/info/806 - forwarding Link given in the video, that takes you to the AutoControl.org "Video" page for this video.
    * vimeo.com/31944032 - previous Video #805; goes into more detail about commands, and also boosting amperage to operate S gauge turnouts.
    * vimeo.com/17627955 - previous Video #804; goes into more detail about the Mini-Panel; demonstrates operation of S, N, and Largescale trains.

    ~~~D. MORE LINKS:

    * vimeo.com/channels/autocontrols - The AutoControls "channel" on Vimeo.
    * AutoControls.org - "VIDEO INDEX PAGE" list other automatic controls videos.
    * NceDcc.com - official NCE website.
    * groups.yahoo.com/group/NCE-DCC - the NCE Yahoo discussion group.
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    This iMovie video was uploaded 7/25/2013, by JamesRobertIngram.com . (description updated 7/28/2013)

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  5. (description updated 12/2/2011)
    (video updated 11/21/2011; added 5 minutes showing operation on the actual display)
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    A. ABOUT THIS VIDEO - SUMMARY:

    This video shows an NCE DCC "Mini-Panel" controlling an S gauge train running point-to-point on 2 alternate routes.
    Note it could be done in ANY gauge (N, HO, S, O, & LargeScale) as long as the locos use standard NMRA DCC decoders.

    THANKS to FRED CUPP ( DelawareAndHudson.net ) of Williamsport, Pa, for technical assistance.

    ~~~B. CONTENTS:

    Pt. 1 Demo: 0 - 5:41 min
    Pt. 2 Operating on Display: 5:41 - 10:17 min
    Pt. 3 Details (discussion): 10 - 12:25 min
    Pt. 3b More Details (discussion): 12:25 - 17:55 min
    Pt. 4 Switch: 17:55 - 19:03 min
    Pt. 4b Capacitor Size for Switch: 19:03 - 21:53 min
    Pt. 5 Review Commands Used in Mini-Panel: 21:53 - end at 33:46 min.

    ~~~C. LINKS:

    * youtube.com/watch?v=BK5wizbyUBE - this same Video #805 on YouTube.
    * youtube.com/watch?v=O4mH-uV89HA- Related Video #665, showing more views of the same Nov 2011 display layout, and the AndermanFlyer.com automatic passing siding.
    * track2.com/info/805 - Links to the PDF file, that lists the commands used in this Mini Panel.
    * vimeo.com/channels/autocontrols - The AutoControls "channel" on Vimeo.
    * AutoControls.org - "VIDEO INDEX PAGE" list other automatic controls videos.
    * NceDcc.com - official NCE website.
    * groups.yahoo.com/group/NCE-DCC - the NCE Yahoo discussion group.

    ~~~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 uploaded 11/10/2011, updated 11/21/2011 by JamesRobertIngram.com .

    # vimeo.com/31944032 Uploaded 319 Views 0 Comments

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