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Problems / Can't register a new computer
Last post by vvarady - Today at 01:07:44 AM
Hi,
I checked my key 3 times, but can't register?

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#2
Track plans / Re: RE: Kato Turntable
Last post by freescopesdad - April 16, 2024, 10:53:29 PM
I figured it out, works as expected... Kudos to Brian at Streamlined Backshop for making it simple without having to read the manual 400 times...
#3
Track plans / Re: New Layout & Determining D...
Last post by TrickyZXR - April 14, 2024, 03:03:05 PM
Update for those who don't know:

I downloaded TrainPlayer demo and in in which you can import an AnyRail design and then in TrainPlayer add loco's and rolling stock to the layout and run them so you can work out collision points etc so this helped me see if operational wise my layout will work. Hope this helps others.
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Track plans / Re: RE: Kato Turntable
Last post by douten - April 14, 2024, 02:08:05 AM
Quote from: douten on April 14, 2024, 01:27:04 AMI recommend you set it up with dc and understand fully how it works before trying to understand how it works with dcc. keep rereading that manual and using the turntable until you have the dc operation figured out.

I don't like that part of my answer. ignore that part about dc.

keep rereading that manual and using the turntable until you have the operation figured out.
then you can move onto how to wire and use an autoreverser with the turntable.
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Track plans / Re: RE: Kato Turntable
Last post by douten - April 14, 2024, 01:27:04 AM
there is a rather rigid ribbon cable that extends out under the 20283FS track used as the turntable lead.
it doesn't just supply track power for the bridge track but also supplies the turntable motor power.

I recommend you set it up with dc and understand fully how it works before trying to understand how it works with dcc. keep rereading that manual and using the turntable until you have the dc operation figured out.

been there and did it.
#6
Track plans / Re: RE: Kato Turntable
Last post by freescopesdad - April 13, 2024, 11:56:52 PM
I have looked at the manual several times, but every page looks like the next, and I don't think DCC is mentioned. How exactly is the auto reverser connected to the turntable? Is there a plug under the unit for wiring the bridge track?
#7
Track plans / Re: RE: Kato Turntable
Last post by douten - April 13, 2024, 07:53:14 PM
have you read the turntable manual?
https://katousa.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/20-283-Electric-Turntable.pdf

I am going have a power switch for each of the tail tracks. What can go wrong with the power off?

The turntable can deal with polarity issues when operation is done according to the manual.
However I don't like that method and will use an autoreverser to feed the turntable.
I will only need the kato turntable controller for actually moving the table. No worrying about polarity because the autoreverser will handle that.
#8
Track plans / Re: Reversing Loop
Last post by freescopesdad - April 13, 2024, 05:34:14 PM
I ordered the turntable and other related track from Ryan at Iron Planet, and I think I have found a way to also keep the reversing loop for entire trains, without creating the 2nd loop. See revised plan below. Anyrail sure makes this process easy.  :)
#9
Track plans / Re: RE: Kato Turntable
Last post by freescopesdad - April 13, 2024, 05:28:44 PM
Thanks douten, I have deleted the 20-010 track. I have also eliminated one roundhouse and added two uncovered tracks and 20-020 extensions. I plan on dropping feeders from the storage tracks and the main track to the DCC track bus and leave the bridge track without track power so I don't have to employ any reversing circuits. I may use a toggle switch to selectively turn off track power to the storage tracks so I don't have a number of locomotives idling.
#10
Wish list / Re: kato n unitrack roundhouse...
Last post by David - April 13, 2024, 04:57:06 PM
I've taken a note of this