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1  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Rail Bus sound module? on: January 07, 2017, 05:51:26 PM
Thanks.

Can you tell me what the 2 components are on the NMRA plug in the railbus?  

From all indications it appears that they're diodes to connect both the Yellow (backup light) and the white (headlight) to the NC connection on the 8 pin socket.  

Is there a schematic available of the railbus circuit board?
2  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Crossing for On30 accross O gauge. on: January 06, 2017, 11:14:22 AM
Could you add some rail wipers to a 2nd car on the On30 to create a really long pickup that would span the entire crossing?  Then you could just leave the whole On30 crossing electrically isolated.
3  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Rail Bus sound module? on: December 26, 2016, 08:34:42 PM
Thanks very much.  I have that exploded view but will study it more thoroughly and see if I can figure out how to get the chassis apart.

As for the sound, I'm fine with basic sound.  I know people do a lot of modifications to add sound, but I just want a basic install.
4  Discussion Boards / On30 / Rail Bus sound module? on: December 26, 2016, 07:49:35 PM
I have the rail bus http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=879_755_789_803_804&products_id=5220&zenid=d06knli4cecqpa4fp1pln2mdp1

What sound module do I need for this?  Does it have all the wiring and speaker ready for sound, or would I need to add more stuff?

Also, I man-handled the cab and popped out a window, and I need to know how to take the chassis apart to get access to the inside to replace the window.  The instructions or other info I've seen online don't show how to get the cab off the chassis for access to the inside.
5  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Rail Bus program lights to always be on? on: December 04, 2016, 09:39:55 AM
To follow up, I received the shuttle controller and it does turn the lights on.  Sometimes they come on immediately and sometimes it takes a few minutes, but they always come on within about 5 minutes but once on they stay on throughout.
6  Discussion Boards / On30 / Rail Bus program lights to always be on? on: December 02, 2016, 05:50:05 PM
Just got a rail bus and waiting on a Tam Valley Depot shuttle controller.  Curious if it's possible (and how) to program the lights to come on automatically.  There is no function key on the shuttle controller as far as I know.  I have an NCE power cab.
7  Discussion Boards / On30 / Rail Bus trailer keeps derailing when in reverse on: December 02, 2016, 03:40:56 PM
It seems the trailer is a bit light, and I assume adding weight may help.  Anyone have similar results with the rail bus trailer derailing?
8  Discussion Boards / E-Z App / EZ App plug in module for the EZ command controller smart interface? on: November 28, 2016, 02:17:45 PM
Last year about this time there was some whispers of a bluetooth or wifi contol unit that would interface with the EZ command controller and allow you to use it with the EZ App.  Did that unit ever come out, or was it scrapped?

ADDED:  It's called the smart interface and was suppose to be out spring of 2016.

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/docs/E_Z_Command_Smart_Interface.pdf
9  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Reprogramming default DCC sounds on Bachmann Steam Engine? on: January 16, 2016, 01:29:26 PM
Thanks for the help. Here's a summary of what I adjusted, maybe it will help someone else.

CV 8 programmed to 8 resets everything to defaults.

These sounds are always on and the volume can be adjusted:

132 - Air pump volume
134 - Blower volume

These sounds are tied to throttle and volume can be adjusted:

131 - Exhaust chuff volume
141 - Sniffer valve volume

Power cycle after reset/programming*.  If I don't power cycle after any programming then the bell button controls the headlight. Power cycle clears it.
10  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Reprogramming default DCC sounds on Bachmann Steam Engine? on: January 15, 2016, 09:45:19 PM
Programming CV 8 to 8 reset it to (what appears) to be default settings.
11  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Reprogramming default DCC sounds on Bachmann Steam Engine? on: January 15, 2016, 06:57:37 PM
OK, I bought a power cab.  Thought it would be prudent to have a programmer if I was going to have a dcc train.

Tried to program CVs 131 and 141.  Seemed pretty straight forward.  Except, it wasn't.  And now, the direction is backwards and the headlight seems to flash based on speed, and the horn, whistle and other functions don't work.

I guess I need to RTFM more carefully, and while I do that, is there a way to reset it back to default values so I can start over?
12  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Reprogramming default DCC sounds on Bachmann Steam Engine? on: January 08, 2016, 09:28:26 PM
That's what I don't want, because I want to sound the whistles or bells, but not have the other sounds running full time.  So, I want to just turn off the sounds while the train is running (since I can't program them to an F key) but be able to use the selectable sounds, which I can't do if I mute all sounds with F8.

This is for a seasonal display, and having the sounds on all the time is just too much noise, but I want to be able to select a few sounds when I want to.
13  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Reprogramming default DCC sounds on Bachmann Steam Engine? on: January 08, 2016, 08:14:30 PM
Ah, OK, thank you again.  So I guess since I cant map them I could just reduce the volume using those CVs?  64 is default, 32 is half, and then I just reduce them to zero if I want them off? If I can't map them then perhaps I just want them off completely.

I appreciate your help.

Tom
14  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Reprogramming default DCC sounds on Bachmann Steam Engine? on: January 08, 2016, 03:37:14 PM
Thanks for the info on F9.  So I'll ask the same question except substitute another F key... F5 seems like a good one since by default it is the Dynamo.
15  Discussion Boards / On30 / Reprogramming default DCC sounds on Bachmann Steam Engine? on: January 08, 2016, 12:34:37 PM
I have a 4-6-0 steam loco (28905, ET&WNC to be exact), and a EZ Command controller.  I am hoping my local train shop will be willing to reprogram my sound for me, and I want to be able to give them details so they will be more open to help and not have to page through the manuals to figure it out.

I want to move the default sounds normally activated by the throttle and put them on F9.  I want to do this so I can activate and deactivate those sounds without muting all sounds.  I also want to reduce the volume for those sounds by at least half.

I think the sounds I want to move are Exhaust Chuff and Snifter Valve.  I'd also like to move whatever sounds are normally active while the loco is sitting still, if that is possible.

Would anyone be kind enough to help a newbie? Smiley  Is it even possible to do that?
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