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Re: Dear QSI - what features do we want?

Rich Randall
 

KEEP ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have several new O scale locomotives with Titan decoders factory installed. They do not seem to have any keep alive circuitry, so they sputter around the railroad and frequently go dead.

I know, I should clean my miles of track often and clean the loco wheels often. NUTS! I have scenery to install and models to build, and car cards to create, and.......

So the new locomotives sit in the dead line until I can fabricate and install O scale size keep alive circuits. But hey look good when visitors come over.

Thanks,
Rich

Rich Randall
Gettysburg, PA

Modeling The Milwaukee Road
at Avery, ID, in O Scale


Re: Dear QSI

Talmadge C 'TC' Carr
 

Well that would mean losing functions. QSI Titan has 23 wires. NMRA 21 Pin is a 22 pin connector with one removed for indexing. There is also 3 pins that do not map to QSI.

I am not QSI but here is what I mapped out.
Port 1&2 on QSI are not numbered on NMRA so Port 3 is Aux 1.

NMRA 21 pin QSI wire number
1 Sensor C2 P14
2 Sensor N/A
3 Aux 6 C2 P8
4 Aux 4 C2 P6
5 ZB Clock N/A
6 ZB Data N/A
7 F0r C1 P4
8 F0f C1 P5
9 LS_A C2 P2
10 LS_B C2 P1
11 no pin would be the same
12 Vcc C2 P11
13 Aux 3 C2 P5
14 Aux 2 C1 P1
15 Aux 1 C1 P9
16 V+ Blue C1 P6
17 Aux 5 C2 P7
18 Motor - C1 P3
19 Motor + C1 P7
20 Ground C2 P14
21 Left Rail C1 P2
22 Rght Rail C1 P8

That leaves:
C2 P3 & P4 Second Speaker Not available so must be a pigtail
C2 P9 & P10 Aux 7 & 8 Might could be mapped to pins 5 & 6, but
C2 P13 Reset Might could be mapped to pin 2, but

Pins 2, 5, 6 on NMRA are usually left as no connection. So not mappable even if the decoder has them.


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

On 13September2019, at 16:43, 'Lou Venema' tpwillie@... [QSIndustries] <QSIndustries@yahoogroups..com> wrote:

21 pin format

Re: Dear QSI - about that folded Titan U with the 21 pin connector

Talmadge C 'TC' Carr
 

Not ever gona happen. The manufactures do not use the same programing API and not even the same chips.

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

On 13September2019, at 16:43, 'Lou Venema' tpwillie@... [QSIndustries] <QSIndustries@...> wrote:

Updated programmer that would work with other DCC decoders for testing and programming

Re: Dear QSI - about that folded Titan U with the 21 pin connector

Lou
 

Smaller size

21 pin format

Flat bottom with no components on it

Updated programmer that would work with other DCC decoders for testing and programming (The current programmer works very well with Decoder Pro but the programmer does not work with other decoders. The QSI software allows programming NMRA decoders. Wish the programmer would too. The programmer and a laptop make a nice travelling package. Additional capabilities would be nice.

 

Lou)

 

 

From: QSIndustries@...
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 2:04 PM
To: QSIndustries@...
Subject: Re: [QSIndustries] Re: Dear QSI - about that folded Titan U with the 21 pin connector

 




What new features would you like to have not available on Titan U now ????

 

 

 

Sent from my MetroPCS 4G LTE Android Device

 

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From: "chessie5882 chessie5882@... [QSIndustries]" <QSIndustries@...>

Date: 9/13/19 1:23 PM (GMT-05:00)

Subject: Re: [QSIndustries] Re: Dear QSI - about that folded Titan U with the 21 pin connector

 

 

I have to agree with KJ. No new designs, not one dealer I know of carrying QSI items anymore. That doesn't look good I  front of the many consumers out there that want product.

I have close to 100 QSI equipped units of all versions including upgrades etc. Was just thinking about what he said as I installed and programmed a Titan U I got off Ebay from someone. In fact I have gotten most of my recent QSI decoders that way as others sell theirs...again it doesn't look good. We need products easily available at comparable prices to what other competitors of yours are offering. And the QSI website well that hasn't been updated since 2017. I also have not seen any move on your part to find another partner to replace QSI Solutions since they fell apart.

This has me concerned I invested in both QSI factory equipped power and aftermarket decoders. 

Marc Malnekoff

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

 

-------- Original message --------

Date: 9/13/19 11:09 AM (GMT-06:00)

Subject: [QSIndustries] Re: Dear QSI - about that folded Titan U with the 21 pin connector

 

 

Hi Kelly,

 

  It's been over five years since QSI has come up with any new decoder design / upgrade.   When I asked Fred (the owner of QSI) about upgrades - silence.   Don't you think we're overdue?

 

 

KJ




Re: Dear QSI - about that folded Titan U with the 21 pin connector

mike brady
 

What new features would you like to have not available on Titan U now ????



Sent from my MetroPCS 4G LTE Android Device

-------- Original message --------
From: "chessie5882 chessie5882@... [QSIndustries]" <QSIndustries@...>
Date: 9/13/19 1:23 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: QSIndustries@...
Subject: Re: [QSIndustries] Re: Dear QSI - about that folded Titan U with the 21 pin connector

 

I have to agree with KJ. No new designs, not one dealer I know of carrying QSI items anymore. That doesn't look good I  front of the many consumers out there that want product.
I have close to 100 QSI equipped units of all versions including upgrades etc. Was just thinking about what he said as I installed and programmed a Titan U I got off Ebay from someone. In fact I have gotten most of my recent QSI decoders that way as others sell theirs...again it doesn't look good. We need products easily available at comparable prices to what other competitors of yours are offering. And the QSI website well that hasn't been updated since 2017. I also have not seen any move on your part to find another partner to replace QSI Solutions since they fell apart.
This has me concerned I invested in both QSI factory equipped power and aftermarket decoders. 
Marc Malnekoff



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------
From: "kjlovesya@... [QSIndustries]" <QSIndustries@...>
Date: 9/13/19 11:09 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: QSIndustries@...
Subject: [QSIndustries] Re: Dear QSI - about that folded Titan U with the 21 pin connector

 

Hi Kelly,

  It's been over five years since QSI has come up with any new decoder design / upgrade.   When I asked Fred (the owner of QSI) about upgrades - silence.   Don't you think we're overdue?


KJ

Re: Dear QSI - about that folded Titan U with the 21 pin connector

Marc Malnekoff
 

I have to agree with KJ. No new designs, not one dealer I know of carrying QSI items anymore. That doesn't look good I  front of the many consumers out there that want product.
I have close to 100 QSI equipped units of all versions including upgrades etc. Was just thinking about what he said as I installed and programmed a Titan U I got off Ebay from someone. In fact I have gotten most of my recent QSI decoders that way as others sell theirs...again it doesn't look good. We need products easily available at comparable prices to what other competitors of yours are offering. And the QSI website well that hasn't been updated since 2017. I also have not seen any move on your part to find another partner to replace QSI Solutions since they fell apart.
This has me concerned I invested in both QSI factory equipped power and aftermarket decoders. 
Marc Malnekoff



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------
From: "kjlovesya@... [QSIndustries]" <QSIndustries@...>
Date: 9/13/19 11:09 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: QSIndustries@...
Subject: [QSIndustries] Re: Dear QSI - about that folded Titan U with the 21 pin connector

 

Hi Kelly,

  It's been over five years since QSI has come up with any new decoder design / upgrade.   When I asked Fred (the owner of QSI) about upgrades - silence.   Don't you think we're overdue?


KJ

Re: Dear QSI - about that folded Titan U with the 21 pin connector

kjlovesya
 

Hi Kelly,

  It's been over five years since QSI has come up with any new decoder design / upgrade.   When I asked Fred (the owner of QSI) about upgrades - silence.   Don't you think we're overdue?


KJ

Re: Dear QSI - about that folded Titan U with the 21 pin connector

kelly dorf
 

Hi KJ

The folded board is owned by Tenshodo, and therefore we cannot reproduce and sell to other parties.
we would have to create our own design.

Kelly

Re: Tenshodo EF66 ID/Help

kelly dorf
 

Hi Nathan,

I can get you some documentation, and you can order a programmer directly from us.
Contact me off list at qsindustries224@....
Kelly

Dear QSI - about that folded Titan U with the 21 pin connector

kjlovesya
 

In response to a question about a QSI OEM board installed in a Tenshodo model, Kelly (of QSI) wrote,

"We (QSI) made a special board set for Tenshodo. What you have is a Titan - U board that has been cut in half and folded over on itself, and mates into the NMRA 21 pin connector.  This is a very popular configuration with Tenshodo.

Kelly
QSI"


Kelly, does this mean we will have a 21 pin (or more pins) Titan U available as a plug-in replacement for the Rapido, Bowser, Scale Trains, etc, models that come with other DCC sound decoder brands?

Does the board have 10 function outputs and stereo audio outputs?

KJ


Re: Tenshodo EF66 ID/Help

Nathan Tableman
 

Oh that makes sense. Do you have any wiring details for this board and where the heck do I find a programmer? Seems all my normal outlets have no idea. I want to load custom sounds where I can (for announcements).

Thanks,
Nathan

Re: Tenshodo EF66 ID/Help

kelly dorf
 

Hi Nathan,

We (QSI) made a special board set for Tenshodo. What you have is a Titan - U board that has been cut in half and folded over on itself, and mates into the NMRA 21 pin connector.  This is a very popular configuration with Tenshodo.

Kelly
QSI

Tenshodo EF66 ID/Help

Nathan Tableman
 

Hello-


I have been googling and translating like crazy and am hoping someone can help me here:


I have a Tenshodo EF66 locomotive that I just bought while in Japan. Side node: really cool model!


Can you help me ID this interface? It looks like 21MTC carrier with the decoder using some JTT type connector? I google every term/name on here and nothing comes up of use.


Some leads one what this is and the details would be very much appreciated.


Nathan


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Re: QSI Model # SF-6

Don Mohler
 

Let me get back to you.

Sent from my Apple Watch

On Aug 28, 2019, at 10:54 AM, johncihs@... [QSIndustries] <QSIndustries@...> wrote:

 

I have a QSI SF 6 decoder that I would like to install on an Atlas Master Locomotive Series - Silver diesel. I do not have a wiring layout for this decoder. How to I find out where the wires connect?

This diesel is currently DC. I want to convert to DCC

Re: QSI Model # SF-6

kjlovesya
 

Hi John,

  I was waiting for the experts to weigh in before responding.

   What scale is this?    I've never heard of a QSI SF 6 decoder.   Can you post a few pictures?  (post in the "Photos" folder above)


Best regards,
KJ

QSI Model # SF-6

John M
 

I have a QSI SF 6 decoder that I would like to install on an Atlas Master Locomotive Series - Silver diesel. I do not have a wiring layout for this decoder. How to I find out where the wires connect?

This diesel is currently DC. I want to convert to DCC

Re: WEAVER 3rail Reading Crusader with QSI-OEM & DCRU.

Geoffrey Dobbin
 

Hello Kelly,
 
Thank you for the emails,most appreciated.
Looking online at various forums and histories I have realised that the  ‘’QSI-OEM ‘’ is the name of the unit fitted to the locomotive,with a DCRU.
I was assuming that the OEM part of Weavers description was just a conformation that the unit was their original choice!! Oh well, we live and learn.
 
You can see that I and my fellow members know little of US  3rail !!
 
SO, it appears that the QSI-OEM was your original unit and you have generated to QS-1 ,QS-2,QS-2+.
I  await your document search results with great interest.
I will start looking at Lionel and other approved controllers as noted in my paperwork.
 
Regards

Geoff
 

From: kelly.dorf@... [QSIndustries]
Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:21 AM
To: QSIndustries@...
Subject: [QSIndustries] Re: WEAVER 3rail Reading Crusader with QSI-OEM & DCRU.
 
 

Hi Geoff,

I did see your email. Sorry for not being prompt. I was hoping to see if I could find some of the original documentation. Basically any lionel transformer will work. I have always been partial to the model 1033. Dont use a MTH 750.  I will keep looking for more information. I would look on E-bay for reconditioned lionel units.
 
Kelly


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

Hi at QSI

I sent you an email 4days ago regarding this locomotive and QSI system to establish the correct controller/transformer to use.

Did you receive it, but are very busy and have not had a chance to reply yet?

 

Do any of the group members know what modern units are compatible with this QSI system that are affordable rather than $400-700 range.

 

Thanks

Geoff.

 


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Re: WEAVER 3rail Reading Crusader with QSI-OEM & DCRU.

kelly dorf
 

Hi Geoff,

Sorry for the delay, I was looking for documents.
I have replied to your other email.

Kelly

Re: WEAVER 3rail Reading Crusader with QSI-OEM & DCRU.

kelly dorf
 

Hi Geoff,
I did see your email. Sorry for not being prompt. I was hoping to see if I could find some of the original documentation. Basically any lionel transformer will work. I have always been partial to the model 1033. Dont use a MTH 750.  I will keep looking for more information. I would look on E-bay for reconditioned lionel units.

Kelly


---In QSIndustries@..., <dobfry@...> wrote :

Hi at QSI 

I sent you an email 4days ago regarding this locomotive and QSI system to establish the correct controller/transformer to use.

Did you receive it, but are very busy and have not had a chance to reply yet?


Do any of the group members know what modern units are compatible with this QSI system that are affordable rather than $400-700 range.


Thanks 

Geoff.


WEAVER 3rail Reading Crusader with QSI-OEM & DCRU.

Geoffrey Dobbin
 

Hi at QSI 

I sent you an email 4days ago regarding this locomotive and QSI system to establish the correct controller/transformer to use.

Did you receive it, but are very busy and have not had a chance to reply yet?


Do any of the group members know what modern units are compatible with this QSI system that are affordable rather than $400-700 range.


Thanks 

Geoff.