Reversing


Appel
 

Hi everyone,
I have a part of my HO layout where I want to just run a train back and forth a distance of about four feet.  How do I run the train forward, stop it at the end and reverse it and do the same thing on the other end?  I am using NCE's DCC control system.

Thanks for your input!!


wirefordcc
 

The NCE product called the Mini-Panel should do the trick.  You will need a couple of trip sensors for each stop point.  You can use the NCE BD-20 block detectors or you can use an optical sensor under the track.  

You will need to do a little programming of the Mini-Panel. Go to the NCE website, look for the automation and detection products and then click on Information.  You will then have access to information on configuring a Mini-Panel.  (I tried to copy a link into this response, but I couldn't get that to work.)

If you don't want to use a DCC locomotive, you can use the simple circuit that I used for my cubicle train when I was working.  You can go to my website home page and click on the cubicle train.  This works with DC locomotives.

Allan Gartner
Wiring for DCC



Don Vollrath
 

Provide a human operator to watch the loco as it gets near the end of your test track and press the appropriate buttons on the DCC throttle to slow down, stop, pause(?), start up again in the opposite direction and repeat at the other end. (Simply pressing the fwd/rev button may not work on many loco decoders)

If you want it to be automatic you need to provide a location sensor near each end and something like the NCE mini-panel to generate the equivalent of button presses to command the action. If you are doing this for loco break-in it would help to use the same loco address.

DonV


Appel
 

Thank You!!!!

On Sep 23, 2021, at 8:27 AM, wirefordcc <bigboy@...> wrote:

The NCE product called the Mini-Panel should do the trick.  You will need a couple of trip sensors for each stop point.  You can use the NCE BD-20 block detectors or you can use an optical sensor under the track.  

You will need to do a little programming of the Mini-Panel. Go to the NCE website, look for the automation and detection products and then click on Information.  You will then have access to information on configuring a Mini-Panel.  (I tried to copy a link into this response, but I couldn't get that to work.)

If you don't want to use a DCC locomotive, you can use the simple circuit that I used for my cubicle train when I was working.  You can go to my website home page and click on the cubicle train.  This works with DC locomotives.

Allan Gartner
Wiring for DCC




Appel
 

Thanks Don!!!

On Sep 23, 2021, at 8:27 AM, Don Vollrath <donevol43@hotmail.com> wrote:

Provide a human operator to watch the loco as it gets near the end of your test track and press the appropriate buttons on the DCC throttle to slow down, stop, pause(?), start up again in the opposite direction and repeat at the other end. (Simply pressing the fwd/rev button may not work on many loco decoders)

If you want it to be automatic you need to provide a location sensor near each end and something like the NCE mini-panel to generate the equivalent of button presses to command the action. If you are doing this for loco break-in it would help to use the same loco address.

DonV





Charles Brumbelow
 

Bachman offers a track system for this. Might be what you want.


Charles

On Sep 23, 2021, at 8:27 AM, Don Vollrath <donevol43@hotmail.com> wrote:

Provide a human operator to watch the loco as it gets near the end of your test track and press the appropriate buttons on the DCC throttle to slow down, stop, pause(?), start up again in the opposite direction and repeat at the other end. (Simply pressing the fwd/rev button may not work on many loco decoders)

If you want it to be automatic you need to provide a location sensor near each end and something like the NCE mini-panel to generate the equivalent of button presses to command the action. If you are doing this for loco break-in it would help to use the same loco address.

DonV




Joseph A. Correro, Jr.
 

Charles Brumbelow...what is the Bachmann track system?

Thank you...Jody Correro



"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!"


On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 9:07 AM Charles Brumbelow via groups.io <mrb37211=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bachman offers a track system for this. Might be what you want.


Charles
> On Sep 23, 2021, at 8:27 AM, Don Vollrath <donevol43@...> wrote:
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> Provide a human operator to watch the loco as it gets near the end of your test track and press the appropriate buttons on the DCC throttle to slow down, stop, pause(?), start up again in the opposite direction and repeat at the other end. (Simply pressing the fwd/rev button may not work on many loco decoders)
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> If you want it to be automatic you need to provide a location sensor near each end and something like the NCE mini-panel to generate the equivalent of button presses to command the action. If you are doing this for loco break-in it would help to use the same loco address.
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Charles Brumbelow
 

Did the picture not come through? Here it is again. The Bachman stock number is 44547. Charles



On Sep 23, 2021, at 11:27 AM, Joseph A. Correro, Jr. <joedeyejr@...> wrote:


Charles Brumbelow...what is the Bachmann track system?

Thank you...Jody Correro



"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!"


On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 9:07 AM Charles Brumbelow via groups.io <mrb37211=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bachman offers a track system for this. Might be what you want.


Charles
> On Sep 23, 2021, at 8:27 AM, Don Vollrath <donevol43@...> wrote:
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> Provide a human operator to watch the loco as it gets near the end of your test track and press the appropriate buttons on the DCC throttle to slow down, stop, pause(?), start up again in the opposite direction and repeat at the other end. (Simply pressing the fwd/rev button may not work on many loco decoders)
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> If you want it to be automatic you need to provide a location sensor near each end and something like the NCE mini-panel to generate the equivalent of button presses to command the action. If you are doing this for loco break-in it would help to use the same loco address.
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> DonV
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