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. 1. ~~~~~~ CONTENTS: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    Note: You can skip directly to the DEMOS by skipping directly to Pt. 11, using the below links.
    * Pt. 1 Intro: 0:00 - 1:30 min
    * Pt. 2 Restart When DCC Restored: 1:30 - 2:00 min
    * Pt. 3 Who Cares ?: 2:00 - 3:18 min
    * Pt. 4 Instructions for Brake Signal Generator: 3:18 - 4:35 min
    * Pt. 5 Ref. Diagram: Hookup For Normal Layout: 4:35 - 6:23 min
    * Pt. 6 Diagram: Special Hookup For This Video: 6:23 - 7:32 min
    * Pt. 7 Hardware Hookup: 7:32 - 8:07 min
    * Pt. 8 DC Brake Signal Generator: 8:07 - 10:27 min
    * Pt. 9 Our Test Layout (entire loop is 'stop block'): 10:27 - 11:04 min
    * Pt. 10 A Real Layout Needs Separate 'Stop Block': 11:04 - 11:50 min
    |== DEMOS: ==|
    * Pts. 11-12 HO ga DEMOS - 2 Locos: 11:50 - 16:44 min
    * Pts. 13-15 S ga DEMOS - 3 Locos: 16:44 - 22:36 min
    * Pts. 16-20 G Scale DEMOS - 4 Locos: 22:36 - 34:45 min

    2. ~~~~~~ DESCRIPTION: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

    * This video demonstrates National Model RR Assoc. (NMRA) RP 9.2.4. This RP requires a DCC locomotive running on normal DCC track power, upon encountering (reverse) polarity DC - to slow to a stop with normal CV4 deceleration. When DCC is restored, it should accelerate with normal CV3 acceleration.

    * The test layout uses a DCC-Bitswitch (DccBitswitch.com) "DC Brake Signal Generator" to suddenly change the track current from DCC to DC, demonstrated with several different locomotives in 3 different scales.

    3. ~~~~~~ RELATED LINKS: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

    * DccBitswitch.com - Official DCC-Bitswitch website.

    * AutoControls.org - "VIDEO INDEX PAGE" lists other automatic controls videos in suggested viewing order.

    ++ Note: Vimeo has a slightly LARGER viewing window than Youtube, but Vimeo may not play on mobile devices.

    * This same video #807 on Youtube: youtu.be/1yDZ_EYP7yU

    * Video #808: vimeo.com/78804278 or youtu.be/NqOVOSh8dbg - G Scale Demo of DCC-Bitswitch "Block BitSwitch". Demonstrates the connection and operation of a DCC-Bitswitch 'Block Bitswitch', automatically controlling two Largescale trains, operating on a loop with a 30 degree crossover.

    * Video #809: vimeo.com/101688418 or youtu.be/szpqyxOlmWI - S gauge Demo of DCC-Bitswitch "Block BitSwitch". (Note Parts 1-7 are the same for Videos #808 & #809.)

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    Video #803, DCC-BitSwitch Overview Fred Hughes:
    * #803 Pt 1/3: youtube.com/watch?v=z_M7xC0coyc - Part 1 covers (1) Introductions, (2) Overview of DCC-BitSwitch, and (3) Fred's views on DCC systems.

    * #803 Pt 2/3: youtube.com/watch?v=Nwo2UYvkK-g - Part 2 covers , (4) about the NCE cab, (5) DCC overview, (-) Automatic Braking-3 methods, (6) Method 1-Analog DCC, and (7) Method 2-Set Speed Zero..

    * #803 Pt 3/3: youtube.com/watch?v=SGPyaHeyGzI - Part 3 covers (8) Method 3-Asymmetric DCC, (9) Lenz decoders for push/pull operation, (10) custom track plans, (11) other DCC-BitSwitch videos, and (12) photos of installed DCC-BitSwitch layouts.

    * NMRA S-9.2.4 (RP-9.2.4): nmra.org/sites/default/files/s-9.2.4_2012_07.pdf
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  3. 1. ~~~~~~ CONTENTS: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    Note: You can skip directly to the DEMOS by skipping directly to Pt. 15, using the below links.
    * Pt. 1 Intro: 0:56 - 2:14 min
    * Pt. 2, 3 Ways to Stop Locos w/DCC-bitswitch: 2:14 - 3:48 min
    * Pt. 3 Prev. Vid. #803 Bitswitch & #807 (Stop on DC): 3:48 - 4:30 min
    * Pt. 4 Activate BitSwitch w/Jumper Wire: 4:30 - 5:40 min
    * Pt. 5 Instructions Pt 1 - How Bitswitch Works: 5:40 - 6:48 min
    * Pt. 6 Instructions Pt 2 - Hooking It Up: 6:48 - 7:46 min
    * Pt. 7 Instructions Pt 3 - Positioning Track Contacts: 7:46 - 8:40 min
    * Pt. 8 Track Plan & Hookup for S Ga. Demo: 8:40 - 10:42 min
    * Pt. 9 The Brake Section: 10:42 - 11:32 min
    * Pt. 10 Insulating The Brake Section: 11:32- 12:44 min
    * Pt. 11 Positioning 'Brake', 'Release', & 'Test' Track Contacts: 12:44 - 14:08 min
    * Pt. 12 Train Length Considerations: 14:08 - 16:14 min
    * Pt. 13 Manually Activate Reed Switches: 16:14 - 17:08 min
    * Pt. 14 Reed Switches: 17:08 - 17:48 min
    |== DEMOS: ==|
    * Pts. 15-16 Two DEMOS w/ 1 Train: 17:48 - 22:36 min
    * Pts. 17-19 Three DEMOS w/ 2 Trains: 22:36 - 31:30 min
    * Pts. 20-21 Attaching Magnets/Hot Glue Gun: 31:30 - 33:38 min
    * Pts. 22-23 Manual Mode, Discuss & DEMO: 33:38 - 39:12 min
    * Pt. 24 Alternate Method: NCE Mini Panel: 39:12 - 40:02 min
    * Pt. 25 Preview: Similar video #808 demos Bitswitch w/G Scale: 40:02 - 40:28 min

    2. ~~~~~~ DESCRIPTION: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

    *This video demonstrates the connection and operation of a DCC-Bitswitch 'Block Bitswitch', automatically controlling two S gauge trains on a 'dogbone' loop of track.

    3. ~~~~~~ RELATED LINKS: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

    * DccBitswitch.com - Official DCC-Bitswitch website.

    * AutoControls.org - "VIDEO INDEX PAGE" list other automatic controls videos in suggested viewing order.

    ++ Note: Vimeo has a slightly LARGER viewing window than Youtube, but Vimeo may not play on mobile devices.

    * This same video #809 on Youtube: youtu.be/szpqyxOlmWI

    * Video #808: vimeo.com/78804278 or youtu.be/NqOVOSh8dbg - G Scale Demo of DCC-Bitswitch "Block BitSwitch". (Note Parts 1-7 are the same for Videos #808 & #809.)

    * Video #807: vimeo.com/78873474 or youtu.be/1yDZ_EYP7yU - This preceding Video shows a demo of NMRA RP 9.2.4, "DCC, Brake on Analog DC" feature. This "Brake on DC" feature is needed to operate DCC-BitSwitch controls with the simplest method, which is using the "DC Brake Signal Generator".

    * youtube.com/watch?v=9iF1dbSxT4A - DccBitswitch demonstration video, showing automatic operation of 4 N gauge trains on a two-route layout.

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    Video #803, DCC-BitSwitch Overview by BitSwitch owner Fred Hughes:
    * #803 Pt 1/3: youtube.com/watch?v=z_M7xC0coyc - Part 1 covers (1) Introductions, (2) Overview of DCC-BitSwitch, and (3) Fred's views on DCC systems.

    * #803 Pt 2/3: youtube.com/watch?v=Nwo2UYvkK-g - Part 2 covers , (4) about the NCE cab, (5) DCC overview, (6) Automatic Braking-3 methods, (6) Method 1-Analog DCC, and (7) Method 2-Set Speed Zero..

    * #803 Pt 3/3: youtube.com/watch?v=SGPyaHeyGzI - Part 3 covers (8) Method 3-Asymmetric DCC, (9) Lenz decoders for push/pull operation, (10) custom track plans, (11) other DCC-BitSwitch videos, and (12) photos of installed DCC-BitSwitch layouts.

    * NMRA S-9.2.4 (RP-9.2.4): nmra.org/sites/default/files/s-9.2.4_2012_07.pdf
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    This iMovie11 video 'Version 2' was uploaded 7/24/2014, by JamesRobertIngram.com . (description updated 7/28/2014)

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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    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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