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  • A H-Ellary
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "A H-Ellary" <ahellary@...>
      To: <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 6:05 PM
      Subject: Re: [z_scale] DCC Operation from PC


      > hi there looked at rr&co but did not like the way there is no database to
      > sore the loco settings so if you close a loco window its settings are lost
      >
      > and the programming language has allowed me to automate my traverser too
      >
      > A H-Ellary the mad UK Z'er with digitrax Chief + winlok 2.1
      >
      > now with added web page www.nccnet.co.uk/ahellary
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Robert Allbritton" <robert@...>
      > To: <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 8:16 AM
      > Subject: RE: [z_scale] DCC Operation from PC
      >
      >
      > > Graham,
      > >
      > > I wanted the same type of operation that you described and, after
      > extensive
      > > research, wound up going with the following combination of hardware and
      > > software:
      > >
      > > I use Digitrax for the interface to the computer (MS100) and booster
      > > (DCS100) as well as train detection (BDL16 - gives 16 sensors per card)
      > and
      > > turnout control (DS54 - controls 4 turnouts) these are all wired
      together
      > > with Digitrax's loconet wiring, so it is easy to connect.
      > >
      > > I prefer Railroad & Co. to other computer programs. There is no
      > programming
      > > language to learn, and I think it has all of the flexibility of other
      > > programs. They support Z scale, and include speed controls and "virtual"
      > > contacts via software (I.E. make a "virtual" contact 4 inches away from
      > the
      > > real one - the software times how long it takes for the loco to reach
      the
      > > virtual contact, then starts slowing it down or stopping it) The
      software
      > > can even create automatic speed curves, so it does not depend on how
      > strong
      > > your motor is, when you say run at 80 kph, it runs at a real Z scale 80
      > kph.
      > > Check it out at www.freiwald.com
      > >
      > > Best,
      > > -Rob
      > >
      > > www.z220.com
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: Graham Starkey [mailto:squeak@...]
      > > Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 1:22 AM
      > > To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [z_scale] DCC Operation from PC
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi.
      > >
      > > A further question about the various types of DCC operation of Z. Do
      > > any/all/some of them provide a way (as does the Märklin HO system) for
      > > operation from a PC via a serial interface (or any other interface)?
      > >
      > > My dream is to be able to operate totally from a PC and even unattended
      > with
      > > the aid of IRDOT or equivalent train sensors. Each train would have a
      > route
      > > defined and its progress would be governed by availability of the track
      as
      > > it goes. Similarly, leading up to a signal or station would be a series
      of
      > > sensors which would be able to monitor speed for the purpose of
      > prototypical
      > > braking. The down sides of course are the amount of sensors and wiring
      > > required for a reasonable layout, and the amount of programming
      involved.
      > > The former is a challenge for an electronics-illiterate klutz like me,
      but
      > > as an IT consultant/developer by profession, the latter is fun as well
      as
      > > straightforward.
      > >
      > > Cheers
      > >
      > > _____________________
      > > Graham Starkey
      > > Canberra, Australia
      > > squeak@...
      > > Phone: 0411147711
      > > Fax: 0411147011
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
      > >
      > >
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      > > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
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