1. This AutoControls.org automatic controls video is a COMPILATION, showing 18 demos, approximately 30 seconds long -- that have been "extracted" from 18 different AutoControls.org videos, that were made between 1989 up through 2017.

    The first 9 clips are DC track power, and the last 9 clips are DCC track power.
    Of the 9 DCC clips, 1 uses DCC-BitSwitch, and the other 8 use the NCE Mini-Panel to control the trains.

    This video was created for display during the August 2017 National Association of S Gaugers Convention in Timonium MD, so it uses S gauge demos when available -- and uses Largescale (#1 ga.) and HO demos when there is no S gauge demo available. Please note that the AutoControls.org ‘Videos’ page contains many additional demos not shown in this compilation video.

    Of the 18 demonstrations, 11 demos use S gauge, 8 demos use Largescale, and 3 demos uses HO gauge. (3 of the demos use multiple gauges.)

    A. ~~~~~~ CONTENTS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

    * Intro
    ................ Section A: DC, NO TURNOUTS

    Pt. 1 V666, "Push-Pull" Back & Forth Shuttle (S & #1 ga.): 1:29 min
    Pt. 2, V9202-m6, Simulate Auto. Block - Using Knife Switch (#1 ga.): 1:45 min
    Pt. 3 V658, Single Track Automatic Block (2 Trains, S ga): 2:10 min
    Pt. 4 V664, Railroad Concepts Stationmaster (2-Trains, S ga): 2:47 min

    ................ Section B: DC, WITH TURNOUTS

    Pt. 5 V665, 2-Track Automatic Yard, Automotive Relays (2 Trains, S ga): 3:33 min
    Pt. 6 V660, 2-Track Automatic Yard, RR Concepts SIM (3 Trains, S ga): 4:14 min
    Pt. 7 V9606, 4-Track Automatic Yard (5 Trains, #1 ga.): 4:53 min
    Pt. 8 V8907, 6 Trains on 1 Mainline (2 Blocks, 1 Auto. Siding, #1 ga.): 5:34 min
    Pt. 9 V632, Automatic Route Selection (2-Routes, 4 Trains, #1 ga.): 6:18 min

    ................ Section C: DCC, NO TURNOUTS

    Pt. 10 V810, Push-Pull Reversing Shuttle (on 36" sq. board, S & #1 ga): 6:58 min
    Pt. 11 V809, DCC BitSwitch, 2 Trains on 1 Mainline (S ga): 7:39 min
    Pt. 12 V817, 2-Trains on Small Pikemaster Loop (S, HO, & #1 ga): 8:21 min
    Pt. 13 V815, 2-Trains on 1 Loop (using Single Reed Switch, HO ga.): 9:40 min

    ................ Section D: DCC, WITH TURNOUTS

    Pt. 14 V805, Push-Pull Shuttle w/Spur (S ga): 11:21 min
    Pt. 15 V806, Push-Pull Shuttle w/Alt. Routes (S ga): 12:06 min
    Pt. 16 V813, 2-Track Automatic Yard (2 Trains, S ga.): 12:49 min
    Pt. 17 V812, 3-Track Automatic Yard (3 Trains, #1 ga.): 13:31 min
    Pt. 18 V814-Pt3, 2-Track Automatic Yard (3 Trains, HO ga.): 14:14 min
    End: 15:00 min

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

    * AutoControls.org "Video Index Page”: track2.com/ingram/pic+vid/pic+vid.shtml

    Note the COMPLETE videos for the clips in this compilation, can be found on the above ‘VIDEOS’ page.

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    MUSIC CREDITS:
    - Investigation (Intro, iMovie jingle)
    Following are from the Youtube music library:
    * SilentPartner-GettingThere.mp3
    * SilentPartner-PickupTruck.mp3
    * SilentPartner-CountryBlues.mp3
    * SilentPartner-InTheGarden.mp3
    * SilentPartner-BottomlessCup.mp3
    * TopherMohr-BeholdTheSun

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    This iMovie video was assembled by JamesRobertIngram.com (aka AutoControls.org, aka Track2.com), description updated 9/5/2017.

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  2. This three-part 2009 YouTube video featuring DCC-BitSwitch designer and owner Fred Hughes, gives an overview of both DCC-BitSwitch and DCC systems in general. Fred talks about the 3 ways to automatically brake (stop) a DCC train: 1) analog DC, 2) set speed zero command, and 3) asymmetric DCC. Fred also discusses his experiences and reasons for preferring North Coast Engineering (NCE) DCC systems and some advantages of Lenz decoders.

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

    * #803 Pt 1/3: (this video) - 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.
    ----------------------
    * track2.com/info/661 - forwarding page to still MORE DCC-BitSwitch videos.
    ~~
    ~~
    * youtube.com/watch?v=SxEQQlVPzUI - 'DCC-BitSwitch On The Hiwan Loop', showing DCC-BitSwitch controls operating on owner Fred Hughes's outdoor layout (video made by MovieMix.com).
    ~~
    * youtube.com/watch?v=bpMYeZBXDf4 - 'Hiwan Loop', showing Fred's outdoor layout the 'Hiwan Loop' (video made by MovieMix.com).
    ~~
    * vimeo.com/609545 - DCC Automated Trains' on Vimeo, showing DCC-BitSwitch controlling long passenger trains on a large eight feet in the air, at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel (video made by Dennis Cherry).
    ~~
    * DccBitSwitch.com - the official DCC-BitSwitch website.
    ~~~~~~
    This iMovie video was uploaded by JamesRobertIngram.com

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  3. This three-part 2009 YouTube video featuring DCC-BitSwitch designer and owner Fred Hughes, gives an overview of both DCC-BitSwitch and DCC systems in general. Fred talks about the 3 ways to automatically brake (stop) a DCC train: 1) analog DC, 2) set speed zero command, and 3) asymmetric DCC. Fred also discusses his experiences and reasons for preferring North Coast Engineering (NCE) DCC systems and some advantages of Lenz decoders.

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

    * #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: (this video) - 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.
    -----------
    * track2.com/info/661 - forwarding page to still MORE DCC-BitSwitch videos.
    ~~
    ~~
    * youtube.com/watch?v=SxEQQlVPzUI - 'DCC-BitSwitch On The Hiwan Loop', showing DCC-BitSwitch controls operating on owner Fred Hughes's outdoor layout (video made by MovieMix.com).
    ~~
    * youtube.com/watch?v=bpMYeZBXDf4 - 'Hiwan Loop', showing Fred's outdoor layout the 'Hiwan Loop' (video made by MovieMix.com).
    ~~
    * vimeo.com/609545 - DCC Automated Trains' on Vimeo, showing DCC-BitSwitch controlling long passenger trains on a large eight feet in the air, at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel (video made by Dennis Cherry).
    ~~
    * DccBitSwitch.com - the official DCC-BitSwitch website.
    ~~~~~~
    This iMovie video was uploaded by JamesRobertIngram.com

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  4. This three-part 2009 YouTube video featuring DCC-BitSwitch designer and owner Fred Hughes, gives an overview of both DCC-BitSwitch and DCC systems in general. Fred talks about the 3 ways to automatically brake (stop) a DCC train: 1) analog DC, 2) set speed zero command, and 3) asymmetric DCC. Fred also discusses his experiences and reasons for preferring North Coast Engineering (NCE) DCC systems and some advantages of Lenz decoders.

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

    * #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: (this video) - 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.
    -----------
    * track2.com/info/661 - forwarding page to still MORE DCC-BitSwitch videos.
    ~~
    ~~
    * youtube.com/watch?v=SxEQQlVPzUI - 'DCC-BitSwitch On The Hiwan Loop', showing DCC-BitSwitch controls operating on owner Fred Hughes's outdoor layout (video made by MovieMix.com).
    ~~
    * youtube.com/watch?v=bpMYeZBXDf4 - 'Hiwan Loop', showing Fred's outdoor layout the 'Hiwan Loop' (video made by MovieMix.com).
    ~~
    * vimeo.com/609545 - DCC Automated Trains' on Vimeo, showing DCC-BitSwitch controlling long passenger trains on a large eight feet in the air, at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel (video made by Dennis Cherry).
    ~~
    * DccBitSwitch.com - the official DCC-BitSwitch website.
    [=====]
    Music used in this 'Part 3' video is licensed from FreePlayMusic.com.
    ~~~~~~
    This iMovie video was uploaded by JamesRobertIngram.com

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  5. 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.
    -
    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.
    ~~~~~~~~
    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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