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Re: A Stay Alive for QSI?

jack_houck
 

Hi KJ,

Thank you so much for the information

Jack


Re: A Stay Alive for QSI?

Chuck Gevaert
 

I also would like to install a Keep Alive in an Atlas HH660. I have looked at the http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/mainnorth/alive.htm page many times and still do not see a picture which will illustrate where to solder the 2 wires to the decoder in the HH660. Would you clarify where it is or if it is not there would you be able to add a picture to this conversation.

Thanks.


Re: A Stay Alive for QSI?

kjlovesya
 

Hi Jack,

  See the "Files" folder above. 



KJ


A Stay Alive for QSI?

jack_houck
 

Hi Gang,


I recently purchased an HO Atlas Atlas HH600 diesel locomotive equipped with a  factory installed QSI decoder and I would like very much to install a Stay Alive module on it.  The read back says its a version 11.3 and my understanding is that means it's a Version 9 in practicality. There is room for a TCS (Train Control Solutions) KA4 module which is a two wire affair.  One for positive and one for negative.

So my question to those of you more experienced at this than I: will the QSI decoder accept this type of Stay Alive and, if so, where would the connections be made on the decoder board.

Any thoughts, suggestions or comments would be more than appreciated.


Thanks,


Jack 


Re: What are the engineers at QSI working on?

peteski7
 

This is a very good subject. :-)

I was meaning to post something like that myself, but my interest is slightly different.

My first encounter with a QSI Revolution decoder was in a Walthers N scale 2-8-8-2 loco which had a factroy installed sound decoder.  It was a love at first sound!  The perfect cam-less chuff synchronization with the drivers was something I have never seen - and so was the quality of all the sounds.

Ever since that time I have been hoping for a release of a smaller N scale (or H0n3) version of the QSI decoder. For a while a smaller decoder was announced on Josh's QSI site but then it disappeared. I spoke to Josh few times (in the QSI booth at the large model train show in W. SPringfield, MA) inquiring about the N scale size decoder. He said that the problem with making a smaller (N scale) decoder was the size of the QSI's custom IC (the brains of the decoder). He said that there was some talk about developing a smaller IC which would be suitable for smaller size decoders, but that has not happened as of yet.  And now Josh is out of the picture anyway.

Is there any possibility that a smaller version of the QSI decoder will be produced to fit in N or H0n3 models?  In those smaller models there is no need for stereo sound, so a decoder with the capabilities of the Revolution decoder would be quite satisfactory.

Peteski


What are the engineers at QSI working on?

kjlovesya
 

Hi Kelly,

  Many of us are anxiously awaiting the new upgrades and sound sets that various members have suggested and requested.   Any news you'd like to share with us?

  Personally, I'm looking forward to the working variable Dynamic brake, more realism in operations (e.g. stretch braking - even though the Titan is already the best I've operated with) and some new variants in sound sets (especially number of cylinders and ECO in various EMD and GE products respectively).  Rapido Trains is coming out with a beautiful SW1200RS and I'd really like a 12 cyl EMD 567 decoder that runs sounds like the real thing with those big spark arresters.


 Any news on upgrades?


Best regards,
KJ



Re: Quantum Programmer software

Ben Martin
 

Thanks. I stumbled across that link right after I posted here, which is why I ended up deleting my original post. I do have another question though, which I asked in a new post: is there any way to pull some original .wav files out of a .q2 file?


Re: Quantum Programmer software

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Hi all,

 

I am looking for the Quantum Programmer software that was once available via QSI Solutions's website in order to change sounds in a QSI decoder I have. Is there any way to still get this software? I would hope so, as the new QS Industries site is still selling the Quantum Programmer devices.

 

Thanks,

Ben


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Pull .wav files from .q2 file?

Ben Martin
 

Hi,


I need to pull all the .wav files that comprise a certain horn out of a .q2 file. Is there any way to do that?


Thanks,

Ben


Re: G Wire Receiver and G Wire Throttle...

kelly dorf
 

Hi all:

Since Josh has remained silent and is probably in debt, it is my opinion that QSI will not be compensated for the re-design, components, and any royalties that would be due from the sale of this product.
Yes, we in Oregon are paying attention.

Kelly
QSI


Re: G Wire Receiver and G Wire Throttle...

mforsyth127
 

benjaminshell@...> wrote :

>The new G-Wire board was produced, it's just that for some reason Josh never advertised it. It has an updated lower cost chip--the original was expensive and finally discontinued--and it seems to be available on eBay now:
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Gwire-Receiver-Wireless-receiver-for-QSI-Decoders-/232414994165

>Whoever is selling these seems to be from near where Josh lives, and it might even be Josh or his wife. But I heard from another member of this group that they ordered one and it arrived. But I have no personal experience with these so buyer beware.

Ben, 

The seller lives in Josh's apartment. It's obvious that it's Josh that's selling these "unauthorized" new G-wire receivers. 

Last I spoke with him all the new design mods were DONE and tested, his builder was ready to go, but he was broke. 

I'm thinking that he was able to borrow the $$$ to have them produced, and is now selling them. Take note that they are listed as "Quantum Gwire Receivers" a violation of QSI registered nomenclature. And that QSI Oregon will probably do nothing about it. The auction says "7 sold, and more than 10 available". 

Lastly, the seller's name is "zeuszpringsteen" the name of Josh's heavy metal band. 

Again, I have a "real" one for sale if anyone is interested. 

Image result for qsi gwire receiver




MF   


Re: G Wire Receiver and G Wire Throttle...

Kevin Strong
 

I had heard 2nd/3rd-hand information along similar lines—that there was a design for the new chips, there were problems, then a re-design which was still being tested but not yet put in production. That was a year or more back, but given the situation at QSIS at the time I heard this, the glacial pace of progress didn’t surprise me at all. I wasn’t going to hold my breath.

In the interim, Airwire released their 6-amp Convertr board. In my opinion, that board offers significant advantages over the G-wire receiver. I’d just go that route instead. The 6-amp board retails for $132, the 2.5 amp (suitable for many small-to-medium large scale locos) hits at $99. If QSI has no plans to re-introduce the large scale form factor of the Titan, how many of these receivers would they be able to sell? They’d be limited for use with existing decoders already owned by modelers. Perhaps if QSI has a stock of these boards and components and nothing else to do with them (and can bring them to market at a competitive price) it might be worth it, but from my armchair, it’s not something I’d put a whole lot of energy towards.

Later,

K


Re: G Wire Receiver and G Wire Throttle...

Benjamin Shell
 

Kelly, wow, the mysteries of QSIS continue. Very interesting. Thanks for explaining.

Ben


On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 7:48 PM kelly.dorf@... [QSIndustries] <QSIndustries@...> wrote:
 

Hi Ben:


No it does not use the HP device. QSI designed the replacement device for QSIS, which you found on ebay, but as far as I know, QSIS never placed them into production. I suspect there are only a handful of these (on ebay) in existence. Just my opinion based on what I know.

Kelly


Re: G Wire Receiver and G Wire Throttle...

kelly dorf
 

Hi Ben:

No it does not use the HP device. QSI designed the replacement device for QSIS, which you found on ebay, but as far as I know, QSIS never placed them into production. I suspect there are only a handful of these (on ebay) in existence. Just my opinion based on what I know.

Kelly


Re: G Wire Receiver and G Wire Throttle...

Benjamin Shell
 

Kelly,

That's interesting. Does the design you guys own use the HP RXM-9000-HP3-PPO chip? Because it's obsolete... Josh says it was lot of work to redesign to work with a new radio chip. I hope this redesign effort hasn't been lost.

Ben


On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 6:38 PM kelly.dorf@... [QSIndustries] <QSIndustries@...> wrote:
 

We at QSI have no knowledge of anyone producing this item. QSI owns the design, and we could make G wire receivers if there is sufficient interest.


Kelly
QSI


Re: G Wire Receiver and G Wire Throttle...

kelly dorf
 

We at QSI have no knowledge of anyone producing this item. QSI owns the design, and we could make G wire receivers if there is sufficient interest.

Kelly
QSI


Re: G Wire Receiver and G Wire Throttle...

Benjamin Shell
 

The new G-Wire board was produced, it's just that for some reason Josh never advertised it. It has an updated lower cost chip--the original was expensive and finally discontinued--and it seems to be available on eBay now:
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Gwire-Receiver-Wireless-receiver-for-QSI-Decoders-/232414994165

Whoever is selling these seems to be from near where Josh lives, and it might even be Josh or his wife. But I heard from another member of this group that they ordered one and it arrived. But I have no personal experience with these so buyer beware.

Ben


On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 4:29 PM astarrnce@... [QSIndustries] <QSIndustries@...> wrote:
 

Kevin,


Don't know if you started installation of the Titans in your O scale, but I installed 21 of them in a variety of steam locos in 2013.  I really tried to overheat the first install to make sure I was safe but it and the subsequent installs have worked fine.  I did remotor 2 older US Honnies locos. 

Good luck with the wireless 


Re: G Wire Receiver and G Wire Throttle...

adam starr
 

Kevin,

Don't know if you started installation of the Titans in your O scale, but I installed 21 of them in a variety of steam locos in 2013.  I really tried to overheat the first install to make sure I was safe but it and the subsequent installs have worked fine.  I did remotor 2 older US Honnies locos. 

Good luck with the wireless 


Re: Loco reset

kjlovesya
 

Hi Variel,

  It's funny, your message  didn't show up on my computer until today.   The reset is different for different decoder manufacturers.   You can find out the manufacturer by finding the value of CV 8 on the programming track.

  If the decoder is QSI you can find the value by doing a query. Programming on the Main set CV 64 = 8.  If the decoder 'speaks' it's QSI version 7 or above.   If the decoder says CV 8 = 1 1 3  it's QSI version 7 or above.   If the decoder doesn't speak, but you know it's a QSI decoder, check for dirt on the wheels and track.

The QSI decoders can be reset to factory default by Programming on the Main or on the programming track.   Note that when the decoder has reset the new address (the only address the decoder will respond to until programmed again) will be short address 3

  You will also have to reset all the other configuration CVs and speed adjustments.

To reset:

CV 49 = 128

CV 50 = 255

CV 56 = 113


Good luck and let us know how it goes.  We are here if you need help.

KJ


Re: G Wire Receiver and G Wire Throttle...

Nicholas Geti
 

I am into O scale so I would be happy with a wireless interface for the Titan-U. Power rating for my needs is much less than for LGB scale.

My layout will be outdoors where there is more room than a basement but still not as much as needed for LGB.

In my case ten wireless receivers would be enough. Why not offer a circuit diagram and let hobbyists design a PCB with a list of components and let users assemble the units. I know how to solder SMDs so that would not be so onerous.



Nick Geti

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