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Re: move to 64 bit

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 2/10/2020 8:52 AM, Lou wrote:
Because my train PC has limited programs on it I even did a complete reinstall of the system

    I don't let my train PCs be connected to the net.  Most upgrades will not effect JMRI and used, one purpose, PCs are cheap.

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Re: move to 64 bit

jimalbanowski
 

Dave:

Thanks... will try in a bit...

Jim Albanowski


Re: move to 64 bit

Lou
 

Dave,

 

What drivers are you using? I had my drivers wiped out in the last update, nowhere to be found, on all 3 computers I use. Because my train PC has limited programs on it I even did a complete reinstall of the system

 

Thanks,

 

Lou

 

From: QSIndustries@groups.io <QSIndustries@groups.io> On Behalf Of china2002adopt
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2020 11:02 AM
To: QSIndustries@groups.io
Subject: Re: [QSIndustries] move to 64 bit

 

I have the QSI Programmer working on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit as well.  The only issue I've seen is getting the drivers to install on Windows 10 systems with the latest updates installed.  On these systems, I've had to go the "Install Unsigned Drivers" route which is a nuisance, but straightforward enough to actually do it.  A Google search provides several routes to doing the Unsigned Drivers install steps.

I have also used the CP210x virtual serial port drivers successfully to allow JMRI to use the Programmer, but again I needed to use the "Install Unsigned Drivers" route.  

The biggest nuisance is every major Windows 10 update drops the unsigned drivers and means that I have to go back and reinstall the drivers again.  Still when reinstalled, everything works fine.
Dave Witman


Re: move to 64 bit

china2002adopt
 

I have the QSI Programmer working on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit as well.  The only issue I've seen is getting the drivers to install on Windows 10 systems with the latest updates installed.  On these systems, I've had to go the "Install Unsigned Drivers" route which is a nuisance, but straightforward enough to actually do it.  A Google search provides several routes to doing the Unsigned Drivers install steps.

I have also used the CP210x virtual serial port drivers successfully to allow JMRI to use the Programmer, but again I needed to use the "Install Unsigned Drivers" route.  

The biggest nuisance is every major Windows 10 update drops the unsigned drivers and means that I have to go back and reinstall the drivers again.  Still when reinstalled, everything works fine.
Dave Witman


Re: move to 64 bit

Nick
 

Hi Bruce,

Why can't you use your programmer with Windows 10 ? I've been using mine with my Dell Laptop and Windows 10 PRO for over 2 years after I went from XP Pro . It works fine. No problems with the drivers, operations or results. Loading sound files and even cutting and pasting sounds works great.

Perhaps it is something else . Have you had problems loading it or the drivers. Mine loaded without a problem but it was also a "new" OS and fresh out of the package. If I can help, let me know,
Nick Kulp


Re: move to 64 bit

Bruce
 

Good question because I still have not been able to use my QSI programmer with Windows 10 (though have not tried for a couple of weeks.  Been waiting for Kelly to announce a break-thru.)  My work-around has been to use CV codes with my NCE Power Cab, but using that impressive QSI Quantum software would be far easier and more powerful.

On Feb 9, 2020, at 1:55 PM, jimalbanowski <jimalbanowski@...> wrote:

Kelly:

Besides a shout out for keeping things going... any progress on getting apps into the 64 bit world that is being slowly enforced?

Jim Albanowski


move to 64 bit

jimalbanowski
 

Kelly:

Besides a shout out for keeping things going... any progress on getting apps into the 64 bit world that is being slowly enforced?

Jim Albanowski


Re: Atlas OEM C420/Alco 251 - wrong prime mover sound?

kelly dorf
 

Hi Dan,
drop me an email at qsindustries224@... and I will send you the q3 file 1135-251.  As far as I know, this is accurate.

Kelly
QSI


Re: QSI decoder in Atlas GP40 not working

ron wright
 

Did you press f11 a d see what mode it is in?  Might have accidentally double tapped f5 or f6 and put it into disconnect.  I think f11 will tell you.  Might be f10 or 12.


On Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 17:12, kelly dorf
<kelly.dorf@...> wrote:
Hi Rick,

Thats odd behavior for sure.  If you return to QSI, all we need is the decoder.
Heres the address:

QSI
Kelly Dorf
17924 SW Oak St.
Beaverton, OR 97007

Kelly


Re: QSI decoder in Atlas GP40 not working

kelly dorf
 

Hi Rick,

Thats odd behavior for sure.  If you return to QSI, all we need is the decoder.
Heres the address:

QSI
Kelly Dorf
17924 SW Oak St.
Beaverton, OR 97007

Kelly


Re: QSI decoder in Atlas GP40 not working

rickpotter66
 

KJ, Kelly and others

I finally got back to this GP40 and set it on track. Sound came on and it moved forward with spool up sound. Did this 2 or 3 times and now only spool up sound with NO movement forward. Will not spool up in reverse or move. I can hear the engine idling with the sound of a bell in the background. I can activate the loud bell with f1 and turn off again, but still have bell sound in background.  I can unplug the motor from the decoder and apply DC voltage and it will spin in both directions. Since I now have a decoder that is partially active, should I be looking at a reset? I have not tried to access this time as yet.

KJ thanks for the offer of meeting at your club site. That may still be an option. If I have to return to QSI, do you need decoder and speakers? 

Thanks for all your help

Rick


Re: Atlas OEM C420/Alco 251 - wrong prime mover sound?

Dan Howard
 

What is strange, though, is that the Q1a (and maybe the Q2 also?) Alco 251 prime mover sound appears to be spot on. 

My friend has a few of the older C420's with older QSI decoders and we are dismayed that the newer decoder doesn't have the correct prime mover sound but the older ones do.

-Dan


Re: New help with wiring

peteski7
 

Not at all TC - steal all you want. :-)
I always have a 9V battery handy.  I use it on my workbench, and at train shows to quickly verify if a DC (or DCC with analog conversion enabled) loco works.

I'm into N scale, and the distance between the 9V battery terminals is perfect to touch them to N scale loco wheels.

Peteski


On Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 04:03 AM, Talmadge C 'TC' Carr wrote:
That is the clearest method I have ever heard. I stole it:) Hope ya don't mind but I did do cut & paste to my notes.
TCC:}

Talmadge C 'TC' Carr


Re: New help with wiring

Tom in Texas
 

I use a 9 volt battery to check the polarity of the motor connections. The wire which moves the locomotive forward when connected to a positive voltage is the one which go to the orange wire on the new decoder

Tom in Texas


Re: New help with wiring

Talmadge C 'TC' Carr
 

That is the clearest method I have ever heard. I stole it:) Hope ya don't mind but I did do cut & paste to my notes.
TCC:}

Talmadge C 'TC' Carr
Sn42 and Hn42 somewhere in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest
group_list@dapenguin.net

On 03February2020, at 00:58, peteski7 wrote:

Set the loco's chassis on your workbench so the rear end of chassis is facing you. The truck's right side pickup wires will go to the decoder's red wire, and left side pickup wires to the decoder's black wire.
To figure out the motor's polarity get yourself a source of DC voltage (a fresh 9V battery will be perfect). Connect the wires coming from the motor to the battery terminals. If the loco starts moving backwards, reverse the wires and try again. If the loco now moves forward then the motor wire connected to the positive terminal of the battery should connect to the decoder's orange wire, and the other motor wire wire to the gray decoder wire.

Peteski


Re: New help with wiring

peteski7
 

Bill,
Yes, the front and rear truck power pickup wires will have be tied together and connected to the decoder power pickup leads.
Set the loco's chassis on your workbench so the rear end of chassis is facing you.  The truck's right side pickup wires will go to the decoder's red wire, and left side pickup wires to the decoder's black wire.
To figure out the motor's polarity get yourself a source of DC voltage (a fresh 9V battery will be perfect). Connect the wires coming from the motor to the battery terminals.  If the loco starts moving backwards, reverse the wires and try again. If the loco now moves forward then the motor wire connected to the positive terminal of the battery should connect to the decoder's orange wire, and the other motor wire wire to the gray decoder wire.

Peteski


Re: New help with wiring

John KARL
 

You may want to check into Decoder Buddy from nixtrains.com if it fits it will greatly simplify your task


New help with wiring

bill_klopp
 

Hi
I took the qsi decoder and speakers out of my SW7 bl switcher. Now all I have is all black wires coming from trucks and motor. I have a digitrax DZ126PS decoder that I want to put in there. It has a plug in board but I will cut wires to solder together.
NOw it says black wire for left side power pickup, and red for right side power pickup. Do I use both front and back truck wires together to each one of those wires? Also on motor is says greay for motor - and Orange for motor +, with only black wires, how do I know which is the plus and minus side of the motor. Lights are anothe matter. 
thanks
Bill


Re: Atlas OEM C420/Alco 251 - wrong prime mover sound?

Steven Lansing
 

That's no surprise,given that many of the QSI diesel soundsets have errors when it comes to accuracy to a particular prototype you may want to model the sound of. Using a single primemover soundfile to cover a multitude of variations of the same primemover type will always have this type of issue. Being able to adjust certain individual sounds of the soundset,doesn't change the underlying sound recording of the primemover that was originally recorded.

You can't make an FDL16 modern sound like a GEVO12 by just adjusting the turbo, engine exhaust etc... The underlying primemover recording will always be of a particular FDL-16 that QSI originally recorded. The engine idle and notching sounds,compressor,radiator fan,spitter valves etc.. are all different between the two.

On Friday, January 31, 2020, 9:24:38 AM EST, Dan Howard via Groups.Io <stm5468@...> wrote:


Disclaimer:  This message contains observations and questions - not making any judgements or pointing fingers, so please don't read it that way.  Thank you.
--------------------------------------------------------------

A friend of mine who is a locomotive engineer (and has operated Alcos), brought over some of his Atlas C420 locomotives to my layout.

We determined that the prime mover sounded more like a 244 than a 251.  Using the Quantum Programmer, we installed the 1114-0v9-2-7 Atlas C420 sound file.  It is different, but still sounds more like a 244 than a 251.

We next looked to possibly install Sound File # 1135-251 version: 9-3-2, but the Programmer advised there was a hardware incompatibility.

Is there a compatible sound file available for the Atlas 2013 run of Titan-equipped C420's that has a prime mover sound which more closely matches the Alco 251?

Thank you.

-Dan Howard


Atlas OEM C420/Alco 251 - wrong prime mover sound?

Dan Howard
 

Disclaimer:  This message contains observations and questions - not making any judgements or pointing fingers, so please don't read it that way.  Thank you.
--------------------------------------------------------------

A friend of mine who is a locomotive engineer (and has operated Alcos), brought over some of his Atlas C420 locomotives to my layout.

We determined that the prime mover sounded more like a 244 than a 251.  Using the Quantum Programmer, we installed the 1114-0v9-2-7 Atlas C420 sound file.  It is different, but still sounds more like a 244 than a 251.

We next looked to possibly install Sound File # 1135-251 version: 9-3-2, but the Programmer advised there was a hardware incompatibility.

Is there a compatible sound file available for the Atlas 2013 run of Titan-equipped C420's that has a prime mover sound which more closely matches the Alco 251?

Thank you.

-Dan Howard

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