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Re: Programmer

g_pruss
 

Jerry,

The Quantum Programmer appears ready for release except for
minor software issues brought forward by beta testers.
I am addressing these issues now and expect to have new
versions of the software released to QSI Solutions by this weekend.

Gerry Pruss
QSI

--- In QSIndustries@..., ARRJERRY@... wrote:

Hi All,
Has there been any recent updates on the availability of the
Programmer. I
saw it demonstrated at the National Convention and it seemed to be
ready.
Thanks,
Jerry S.


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Re: E7 V7 Chip and Proto 2000 GP9

g_pruss
 

Rick,

I have a Proto 2000 GP9
that from new sounded as if it has a turbo as it has a very distinct
whine. Nothing like the E7 or other first generation EMD's I have. <<<

The Life Like GP9, model 112, does not have a turbo record.
The whine you hear may be a motor generator whine embedded
in the motor record.

Also when the V7 chip comes out for the GP9 will it
have the "whine" ? <<<

If we use the same motor record, the whine will be there. It
may not be as noticeable if we add a separate motor generator
record as we have done with the other 1st Generation EMD models.
I'll bring this issue up with the other QSI engineers
when we begin work on the new notching and transition sounds for the
GP9.

Gerry Pruss
QSI

--- In QSIndustries@..., "steamer3113" <enginman@...>
wrote:

Gerry, I just installed the new V7 chip in my BLI E7. It is really
quite an improvement. Slow speed is great, notching and transition
make the new chip well worth the wait. Thanks. I have a Proto 2000
GP9
that from new sounded as if it has a turbo as it has a very
distinct
whine. Nothing like the E7 or other first generation EMD's I have.
Have any ideas ? Also when the V7 chip comes out for the GP9 will
it
have the "whine" ? Thanks, Rick.


Re: Programmer

ARRJERRY@...
 

In a message dated 4/5/2007 3:25:16 PM Central Daylight Time,
g_pruss@... writes:

The Quantum Programmer appears ready for release except for
minor software issues brought forward by beta testers.
As always, thank you Gerry for a quick response. I have the Programmer on
order and look forward to it's release.
See ya,
Jerry



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Re: No sound from an Alco RSD-15

Michael Kish <michaeljkish@...>
 

I had a similar problem on my BLI unit, and found a defective speaker to be the culprit.

Suggest you contact them for a replacement.



texpearson@... wrote:
I can't seem to get any sound out of the locomotive

Here are my observatinos

The engine runs on both DC and DCC.
I can change the address from 2 to 4 digits using OPS mode programming
I can turn the lights on and off with F0 when running in DCC mode.

I think I have pushed F6 enough times to wear out the button

I am able to reset the locomotive's decoder to address 03 with the magnetic
wand on my DCC track

I do not seem to be able to reset the locomotive on a DC track with the
magnetic wand

The locomotive doesn't seem to pick up power from the front truck

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Re: Eureka 620/720 railmotor set: Changing the horn (short / long )

Kelly Loyd <xrc1761@...>
 

Hi Gerry,

Thanks for the quick reply. We'll try to convince the owner of the
many benefits of DCC ;-) I think he will be happier it in the long run.

Cheers,

Kelly


Re: E7 V7 Chip and Proto 2000 GP9

Nigel F Misso <nfmisso@...>
 

Hi Rick;

Check the archives for information on the GP9 sounds, and Gerry provided instructions in that series of notes on how to turn off the turbo whine.

Nigel F Misso

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Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 10:44 PM
Subject: [QSIndustries] E7 V7 Chip and Proto 2000 GP9


Gerry, I just installed the new V7 chip in my BLI E7. It is really
quite an improvement. Slow speed is great, notching and transition
make the new chip well worth the wait. Thanks. I have a Proto 2000 GP9
that from new sounded as if it has a turbo as it has a very distinct
whine. Nothing like the E7 or other first generation EMD's I have.
Have any ideas ? Also when the V7 chip comes out for the GP9 will it
have the "whine" ? Thanks, Rick.


Re: Eureka 620/720 railmotor set: Changing the horn (short / long )

g_pruss
 

Kelly,

The horn can be changed by using Function 11 and this works well on
DCC.
However, the horn change does not remain permanent when the loco is
run on DC.
The plan for Analog DC was to offer an "Enhanced Quantum Engineer"
in which the function of one of the buttons was to be modified
to include selecting between Horn 1 and Horn 2.
Due to marketing issues, this "Enhanced Quantum Engineer"
has not yet been made available to the public.

Is there one of the Indexed CV's that controls which horn is used
for
function 2 (output 4)?
No, there is no such CV.

Gerry Pruss
QSI

--- In QSIndustries@..., "Kelly Loyd" <xrc1761@...> wrote:

Hi Folks,

I have searched the archives and I cannot find any reference to the
ability to change the horn sound on the Eureka 620/720 railmotor
between the short 'toot' (city) and the long horn (country).

The horn can be changed by using Function 11 and this works well on
DCC.
However, the horn change does not remain permanent when the loco is
run on DC.

It is version 6 firmware.

Is there one of the Indexed CV's that controls which horn is used
for
function 2 (output 4)?

Cheers,
Kelly


Programmer

ARRJERRY@...
 

Hi All,
Has there been any recent updates on the availability of the Programmer. I
saw it demonstrated at the National Convention and it seemed to be ready.
Thanks,
Jerry S.


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Re: Alco RSD-15 derailing

John DePauw <eje700@...>
 

I've got a couple of the QSI RSD15 and one runs great, the other derails all
of the time. I've checked the wheel gauge, it has good movement from side to
side and up and down. Any body have any ideas?

John DePauw
Operating the EJ&E Railway in south East Michigan in 1973
OPSIG Coordinator for the 2007 NMRA Convention in Detroit


Re: Trucks on an Alco RSD-15

John Stabe <amremain@...>
 

Seeing as the first two things I was going to say already have been. Iíll
put in my two cents about your front truck.



I also have an RSD-15 and have found that there was a fault in BLIís design,

so after extended use, the wires would rub off of both trucks.

Iíve had to re-soldier them on to my loco at least 8 different times.





John Stabe,

Member: Texas Transportaion museum

website= www.txtransportaionmuseum.org

Webmaster: ww.alamomodelrailroadengineers.com

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E7 V7 Chip and Proto 2000 GP9

steamer3113 <enginman@...>
 

Gerry, I just installed the new V7 chip in my BLI E7. It is really
quite an improvement. Slow speed is great, notching and transition
make the new chip well worth the wait. Thanks. I have a Proto 2000 GP9
that from new sounded as if it has a turbo as it has a very distinct
whine. Nothing like the E7 or other first generation EMD's I have.
Have any ideas ? Also when the V7 chip comes out for the GP9 will it
have the "whine" ? Thanks, Rick.


Eureka 620/720 railmotor set: Changing the horn (short / long )

Kelly Loyd <xrc1761@...>
 

Hi Folks,

I have searched the archives and I cannot find any reference to the
ability to change the horn sound on the Eureka 620/720 railmotor
between the short 'toot' (city) and the long horn (country).

The horn can be changed by using Function 11 and this works well on DCC.
However, the horn change does not remain permanent when the loco is
run on DC.

It is version 6 firmware.

Is there one of the Indexed CV's that controls which horn is used for
function 2 (output 4)?

Cheers,
Kelly


Re: No sound from an Alco RSD-15

g_pruss
 

So everything seems to operate correctly but there is
no sound.

Are the speaker wires intact and
connected to the speakers?

Gerry Pruss
QSI

--- In QSIndustries@..., texpearson@... wrote:

I can't seem to get any sound out of the locomotive

Here are my observatinos

The engine runs on both DC and DCC.
I can change the address from 2 to 4 digits using OPS mode
programming
I can turn the lights on and off with F0 when running in DCC mode.

I think I have pushed F6 enough times to wear out the button

I am able to reset the locomotive's decoder to address 03 with the
magnetic
wand on my DCC track

I do not seem to be able to reset the locomotive on a DC track
with the
magnetic wand

The locomotive doesn't seem to pick up power from the front truck



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Re: No sound from an Alco RSD-15

PTurvill <paul@...>
 

What about F8?

--- In QSIndustries@..., texpearson@... wrote:

I think I have pushed F6 enough times to wear out the button


No sound from an Alco RSD-15

Tom in Texas
 

I can't seem to get any sound out of the locomotive

Here are my observatinos

The engine runs on both DC and DCC.
I can change the address from 2 to 4 digits using OPS mode programming
I can turn the lights on and off with F0 when running in DCC mode.

I think I have pushed F6 enough times to wear out the button

I am able to reset the locomotive's decoder to address 03 with the magnetic
wand on my DCC track

I do not seem to be able to reset the locomotive on a DC track with the
magnetic wand

The locomotive doesn't seem to pick up power from the front truck



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Re: Intermountain FP7 problems

Marcus Ammann
 

Hi Jim

If you are programming multiple CVs at once, that you might be when you are
changing the address, you have to turn OFF the Verbal Acknowledgement CV.
Set CV 62 to "0". For NCE systems, see:

http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/nswmn2/DCC.htm#QSIprog

You have to determine if you indeed have a "short" and address that problem
or you have "dirty track". Separate fixes.

Have the locos inadvertently been shutdown? The first item to check with a
QSI not responding but has idle sounds. Operate F6 twice QUICKLY to restore
operation.

There was some thread some time ago about setting the momentum to any value
EXCEPT "0" when changing the direction of the loco, that caused a short.
Maybe this is one of those locos.

Hope this helps

Regards

Marcus
http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/nswmn/index.htm

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Behalf Of James McKeever
Sent: Saturday, 31 March 2007 10:27 AM
To: QSIndustries@...
Subject: [QSIndustries] Intermountain FP7 problems

Hi Gerry and group,

I have two QSI equipped Intermountain FP7's which do not work. They
initially ran (for a few minutes), then began causing momentary shorts.
They then stopped and won't respond. One has idling sounds, but responds to
no commands. This was with no programming--factory default, address 3. I
programmed them to road numbers (using NCE) and still dead in the water.
They were tested individually, not consisted. Power is getting from all 8
wheels.

Any ideas before I send them back for replacement?

Thanks!

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Re: BLI SW7/NW2 - one for Gerry P.

Jim Betz <jimbetz@...>
 

Gerry,

1) The loco will properly go thru all 3 stages of shutdown/startup when
you use F9/F6 ... waiting a bit between each stage. And an air
let off confirmed each command being accepted.

2) When it is in the 3rd stage of startup (fully ready) it will not
move in either direction. The sound ramps up but the loco does
not move. And the motor does not turn over. When in this state
if you ask it to report the speed it will always report 'Zero'.
So it knows that the motor is not turning - but doesn't seem to
know how to make it turn.

3) In addition, we have verified that the motor and drive are working
correctly by popping the shell off and disconnecting the motor
leads and applying DC power to the leads and the motor moves and
the wheels turn. With the shell off we have even confirmed that
the flywheel doesn't move even in response to stuff like commands
on the programming track.

4) The decoder will accept programming on either the programming track
or the main.

It would appear that the FET is, in fact, blown. Do you agree?
BTW, the loco was working correctly fairly recently (about 3 or 4 weeks
ago) and has been OK for quite some time. It developed this problem
while it was sitting on the track on the layout.

How does the owner of this loco get a replacement decoder?

- Jim in San Jose

2a. Re: BLI SW7/NW2 - one for Gerry P.
Posted by: "g_pruss" g_pruss@... g_pruss
Date: Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:31 pm ((PDT))

Jim,

Sorry for taking so long to respond to your question. I was out of
the office and needed to talk this over with the hardware
engineers.

The hardware guys think the loco has a blown FET.

Does the loco move in one direction but not the other?

Gerry Pruss
QSI


Re: Intermountain FP7 problems

rc
 

I have a ABBA set of the EL F7 units. Every so often they will shut down shorting the track. If I rock all of them up on one side (break contact with one rail) and them set them back down the short clears. It's likely just one unit but I not taken the time to figure out which one.

Over the years I have had defective decoders from most manufacturers at one time or another and this is one way they have acted. These units have not displayed the other symptoms that sometimes also occur and they have not been a big problem. IF this an issue that others are seeing I might need to send the offending unit back for repair.

As far as your units are concerned I would do a full reset on them and start over. This will usually clear the problem.... it will likely occur again though.

David Campbell
Norton, VA

James McKeever <jmckeever@...> wrote:
Hi Gerry and group,

I have two QSI equipped Intermountain FP7's which do not work. They initially ran (for a few minutes), then began causing momentary shorts. They then stopped and won't respond. One has idling sounds, but responds to no commands. This was with no programming--factory default, address 3. I programmed them to road numbers (using NCE) and still dead in the water. They were tested individually, not consisted. Power is getting from all 8 wheels.

Any ideas before I send them back for replacement?

Thanks!

Jim McKeever








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Re: Intermountain FP7 problems

PTurvill <paul@...>
 

This always seems a bit obvious, but are you sure they're not
in "disconnect" or "standby" or "shutdown" mode? After setting the
correct address, what happens when you double-click F6?


--- In QSIndustries@..., "James McKeever" <jmckeever@...>
wrote:

One has idling sounds, but responds to no commands. This was with no
programming--factory default, address 3. I programmed them to road
numbers (using NCE) and still dead in the water. They were tested
individually, not consisted. Power is getting from all 8 wheels.


Re: Q1a Early EMD Notching and Transitions

maxmann_99
 

Try this shortcut link version as Yahoo caused the motorsounds link to
wrap in Gerry's message:

http://tinyurl.com/2qaus4

Hope this helps,

Max
http://maxrob.home.comcast.net/

--- In QSIndustries@..., "g_pruss" <g_pruss@...> wrote:

In case you have not noticed this, at
"http://qsisolutions.com/products/techinfo/qchip/q-chip-
motorsounds.html"
there is a detailed description of the notching and transition
sounds that QSI is adding to the 1st Generation EMD models.

Gerry Pruss
QSI

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