1. **WARNING** - STARTING the video: This video may not play immediately. After you click the "play" (>) arrow, you will see it changes to the "pause" ("||") button. At that point, just WAIT and let the web page "sit there" until it starts playing; it may take several minutes.

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    1. OVERVIEW: This "historic" video was originally distributed in 1992 as part of the six-tape 'V9202' videotape series. This Part 1 (edited down to 18 minutes) is the introduction. This material was 'new' in 1992, but now overlaps the approximately ten Autocontrols Largescale videos that have been previously uploaded to Youtube and Vimeo.

    It DOES have some unique footage, showing five trains operating on a large 80-foot long loop controlled by an automatic block and an automatic passing siding, showing the now discontinued APS Electric Eye Control, showing how a handcar can "bounce" between two trains controlled by an automatic block, and shows Tom Flynn's five-track automatic passing siding in operation.

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    2. CONTENTS:
    * Part 1: Overview - 1:10
    * Part 2: 6 Trains on 1 Mainline - 4:40
    * Part 3: Closer Look (auto blk & auto.passing siding) - 5:10
    * Magnetic Block (LGB components) - 5:14
    * APS Electric Eye Block - 7:00
    * Automatic Passing Siding - 8:08
    * Automatic Block Protecting Automatic Passing Siding - 9:50
    * Part 4: Automatic Route Selection - 11:50
    * Part 5: Automatic Switching Block - 14:04
    * Part 6: Tom Flynn's Five-Track Auto. Passing Siding - 15:50
    * 17:10 - Fifteen-second glimpse of Byron Fenton's rotary snowblower
    * 17:30 - Conclusion
    * 18:06 - End

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    3. RELATED LINKS:
    * Same video on Youtube: youtu.be/crwf4Y3uRqs
    * For other AutoControls videos, visit the "VIDEO INDEX PAGE" at AutoControls.org
    * Also, use 'channel' vimeo.com/autocontrols.

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    This iMovie video was assembled 12/9/2012 by JamesRobertIngram.com (aka AutoControls.org, aka Track2.com, aka RailVideos.org).
    * Most of the ORIGINAL video footage was recorded on Super VHS tape in approximately Jan 1991 at the "Tri State Auto Show" in Denver, Colorado.
    (This description updated 12/10/2012.)

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  2. This video demonstrates "Automatic Route Selection" on a G-Scale display layout.

    * LGB magnets on the bottom of the locos activate track contacts, which in turn operate track switches and relays, to send trains on two different routes.

    * Note this video is TRUNCATED at 10 minutes due to YouTube's 10 minute length restriction. To view all 16 minutes of this same video on Vimeo, please visit __________ (tbd) .

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

    * Please visit the AutoControls "VIDEO INDEX PAGE" at AutoControls.org , for a list of LINKS to ALL automatic controls videos (approximately 12), arranged in suggested viewing order.

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    This iMovie6 video was uploaded by JamesRobertIngram.com .

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  3. This 2007 video demonstrates the most recent design ("Model 206", designed Feb 2007) Large Scale 2-track Automatic Yard operating on a LooseTies.com display layout.
    To view all 16 minutes of this same video in QuickTime format, please visit AutoControls.org .

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

    * Please visit the AutoControls "VIDEO INDEX PAGE" at AutoControls.org , for a list of LINKS to ALL automatic controls videos (approximately 12), arranged in suggested viewing order.
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    This iMovie video was assembled by JamesRobertIngram.com for AutoControls.org, March 2007 (description revised 5/25/2020).

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  4. A.SUMMARY: The video shows an AutoControls.org Model 206 "Automatic Switching Block" operating on the Washington, Virginia, & Maryland GRS's display at the March 2010 East Coast Large Scale Train Show. This control unit controls 3 trains on the same track (plus the handcar which can be considered sort of an "extra".)
    * AutoControls.org (aka James Ingram) wishes to THANK the WVMGRS for allowing me to demonstrate this system on their display layout, and to THANK member JEFF MITULLA for use of his video footage and photos, which you will be viewing in this video.
    ~~~B. LINKS-WVMGRS:
    * WvmGrs.org - Washington, Virginia, & Maryland GRS's web page.
    * youtube.com/watch?v=VsmmCyyCMa4 - A track-level tour of the display's large elevated loop, video by member Geoff Cullison.
    * youtube.com/watch?v=eh9bZkbQJk8 - A quick video of the Beyer-Garratt-powered mail train, video by member Geoff Cullison.
    ~~~C. LINKS-AUTOCONTROLS:
    * youtube.com/watch?v=p9d39xXulfo - Video #636 "How It Works" for more details.
    * track2.com/ingram/plans/206/206a.intro.shtml - PLANS to build this unit.
    * youtube.com/watch?v=2TBqTdSyohM - Later version of this same video on YouTube (same contents, slightly different comments in video).
    * For other AutoControls videos, visit the AutoControls.org video page.
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    All MUSIC used in this video is LICENSED from FreePlayMusic.com; a copy of the license is shown at end of the video. This iMovie video was assembled 4/2/2010 (updated to Rev B on 4/6/2010, description 4/15/2010) by JamesRobertIngram.com (aka AutoControls.org, aka Track2.com, aka RailVideos.org).

    # vimeo.com/10646326 Uploaded 638 Views 0 Comments
  5. **WARNING** - STARTING the video: This video may not play immediately. After you click the "play" (>) arrow, you will see it changes to the "pause" ("||") button. At that point, just WAIT and let the web page "sit there" until it starts playing; it may take several minutes.

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    1. OVERVIEW: This video, originally recorded in 1989 (and distributed as Videotape #V8907), shows a small 12-foot-square, LGB Largescale display layout that operates 6 trains on 1 track (the part of the layout that's on the green carpet).

    * The layout has 120 feet of mainline, 2 automatic blocks, and an automatic passing siding. It uses the standard LGB control system, which is the use of MAGNETS on the bottoms of the locomotives, which activate LGB REED switches, which control the automatic blocks and the passing siding.

    This system can successfully control all these trains, because all 6 trains all run APPROXIMATELY the same speed. Therefore, the automatic blocks just have to make minor spacing adjustments between trains.

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    2. PASSING SIDING: Regarding the passing siding at lower left:
    If you observe the passing siding, you notice that the 4 steam engines stop (and the waiting train leaves), because they have MAGNETS on their undersides.

    * The 2 diesels are faster. Therefore, they don't need magnets, and are being operated WITHOUT magnets. Therefore, they do NOT activate the automatic passing siding. Notice that the 2 diesels go through the passing siding without stopping.

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    3. RELATED LINKS:
    * Same video on Youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=vx-tKfvfjeg
    * For other AutoControls videos, visit the "VIDEO INDEX PAGE" at AutoControls.org
    * Also, use 'channel' vimeo.com/autocontrols.
    * To view the track plan for this layout, use this link:
    track2.com/ingram/trkplan/trkplan.shtml#006scan
    * A similar 12x12 layout #8, configured for 2 diverging routes, can be seen operating here: youtube.com/watch?v=bDQhB_4XE9Y (10 min), or full 16 minutes on Quicktime at track2.com/video/railvid/mv034.9202.09c.201dsply.shtml
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    This iMovie video was assembled 8/31/2012 by JamesRobertIngram.com (aka AutoControls.org, aka Track2.com, aka RailVideos.org).
    * The ORIGINAL video footage was recorded on Compact VHS tape, by Byron Fenton in July 1989 at the "TransFair" in Denver, Colorado; and is used here with his permission.
    (This description updated 9/10/2012.)

    # vimeo.com/48500077 Uploaded 988 Views 0 Comments

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