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Pete the Porter



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Location: West Sussex, UK

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject: Event Counter? Reply with quote

Pete the porter. Crap name - I thought it was good at the time. Never mind!

Can anyone help me please. I could do with a way of counting the number of times an engine passes a control. I would like to be able to make say 6 shunting movements after which a set of points can be activated so that the wagons formed into a train can be taken away from the shunting area. I have tried doing this by timing the events but this does not seem to be accurate enough.

I'm a new member and I do have a couple of layouts which I would like to share but I don't have a web site up and running at the moment but hopefully I will get round to it. Regards to all.
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austindave



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pete the Porter

Yes this can be done with a control track. See link about this. Chris and Don use this type of control I am new at using it but it works really well I can send you examples of what I have done if you want. I would like a look at your layouts I like to see what other people get up to Laughing My email addy is

dayle.dave@virgin.net

http://brainbombers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=357&start=0

Chris coal zips show good examples of this type of control system. Which are on the pages the link opens.

Thanks Dave
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jdgoss1



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a shunting example that uses a control track - with a second control track acting as a loop counter. I don't have anywhere to post it, email me and i'll send it to ya.
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peter



Joined: 08 Jul 2006
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Location: germany,Thuringia

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pete and Daveand jdgoss1,
The controler tracks can be hidden in the sunting yard,as i did.

Hi Dave your big terminus is really big and crazy a little bit.
Good work Cool Smile IŽl do the same for digifans.
What do you mean about my third shunting demo? where are the controler tracks?
i hope that helps.

i have the protocoals from chris. if you want you can study that.
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Pete the Porter



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: Event Counters Reply with quote

Many thanks for your help.

I have uploaded a layout to Brainbombers which makes use of a shunting operation based on the information you have provided. The layout also contains main up and down lines and station which are kept busy from a Fiddle Yard at the rear of the layout.
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austindave



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool when it's on i'll dload it.

Thanks Dave
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