external "hardware" control panel via Loconet?

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external "hardware" control panel via Loconet?

Postby skippa » 10.02.2011, 21:12

Hi there,

I currently use Rocrail (of course), srcpd as command protocol and a Loconet via LocoBuffer (MGV) for feedback. I was now wandering if it was possible to build an external "harware" control panel for manual control of turnouts and signals e.g. when shunting or playing "totally manual" mode.
The idea is to put in the switch signal into to Loconet within the external control panel, connect just the loconet, route the signals to Rocrail and from there to the comand station wich generates DCC signals to switch turnouts and signals.

Would that generally be possible? How do I transfer the electrical signals from switches or push buttons on the control panel into Loconet? Using LocoI/O's ?

Ideas appreciated!

Cheers, Jens
skippa
 

Postby dadolphs » 10.02.2011, 21:47

Hi Jens,

have you already seen the following page?

http://wiki.rocrail.net/doku.php?id=ctc-loconet-en

The pictures are from Jean-Michel and Peter should also be able to provide more details.

Best regards,
Dirk :rr_cap:
H0 - IB - LocoBuffer (MGV) - Ubuntu (Server) - Vista (Client) - iRoc - andRoc - Fredi

http://blog.moba-keller.de/
dadolphs
 

Postby skippa » 10.02.2011, 22:42

Hi Dirk,

thanks for the hint, I have not seen that one before. Looks kind of easy, all that's really needed is a LocoI/O with two ports per switch, right?

Great, I'll build one!

Cheers, Jens
skippa
 

Postby skippa » 10.02.2011, 22:50

Hi,

studying the page, it seems to me that in the pic http://wiki.rocrail.net/lib/exe/detail.php?id=ctc-loconet-en&cache=cache&media=ctc:ln-ctc.jpg the turnouts are not switched one by one but again with routing buttons. How does that work? I assume there must be some kind of software behind that?
Rocrail itself with actions?

Jens
skippa
 

Postby skippa » 10.02.2011, 23:01

okay, okay, I'll read the wiki completely first next time.
http://wiki.rocrail.net/doku.php?id=route-wiring-en

Jens
skippa
 

Postby dadolphs » 10.02.2011, 23:05

Hi Jens,

skippa wrote:okay, okay, I'll read the wiki completely first next time.


You were fast enough! :wink:
I was on my way to post the same link ...

Best regards and have fun with your CTC,
Dirk :rr_cap:
H0 - IB - LocoBuffer (MGV) - Ubuntu (Server) - Vista (Client) - iRoc - andRoc - Fredi

http://blog.moba-keller.de/
dadolphs
 


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