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Offline batrugger

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Station Master Controller
« on: January 19, 2023, 16:44:32 »
There’s a break in the rain today in SoCal so I’m finally getting to run my trains with the new Station Master 6 controller from RR Concepts. You can program it to do a lot of different things. I have it setup to control the sidings and alternate the trains. It has a sensor to slow it down as it enters the siding and then another to stop it. Eventually the passenger train will be stopping at the large station and the diesel will be stopping at the freight dock and warehouse. The harness looks rough, but it’s all modular and will be cleaned up later. Since I don’t have a permanent layout, the way it is setup now, I can get the track down and trains running in under an hour.

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Re: Station Master Controller
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2023, 06:32:40 »
That does look good! And it's an interesting technique to run an analog railway automatically.

Das schaut ziemlich gut aus. Eine nette Option, um analog automatisch zu fahren.

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Re: Station Master Controller
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2023, 11:03:26 »
Very interesting.  Presumably, if, say, the points are set so that the passenger train goes straight on it continues round and round  the loop until it is directed back onto the siding again, and similarly with the goods train.
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Re: Station Master Controller
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2023, 11:30:36 »
It's "spring loaded points", isn't it?

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2023, 15:20:03 »
Yes, they are set for the passenger train to leave the main line but could be reset after the train has set off first for it to continue straight on until redirected again onto the siding, either manually or remotely.
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Re: Station Master Controller
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2023, 15:27:28 »
Ahhh. The competence of reading is underrated much to often...  :-[ Now I got your point - I think...  8-).

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Re: Station Master Controller
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2023, 17:35:15 »
Ahhh. The competence of reading is underrated much to often...  :-[ Now I got your point - I think...  8-).

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I think you have.  And more detailed explanations to start with make understanding easier for the reader.
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Re: Station Master Controller
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2023, 21:37:36 »
It's "spring loaded points", isn't it?

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Re: Station Master Controller
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2023, 21:47:28 »
Very interesting.  Presumably, if, say, the points are set so that the passenger train goes straight on it continues round and round  the loop until it is directed back onto the siding again, and similarly with the goods train.

Yes, you can program it to run multiple laps before going into the siding and many other things. He is very helpful, but it is a lot to figure out. There is a sensor before the siding to tell it to decelerate and then another where you want it to stop. The engine has a magnet stuck on the bottom tp activate the sensors. You can check out different configurations here:

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Re: Station Master Controller
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2023, 14:58:52 »
That’s awesome

Will have to look into that device more

Thanks for sharing
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