Alternatives to cantonment

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Juanito
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Alternatives to cantonment

Post by Juanito » 01.07.2019, 09:52

Good morning,
A newbie question: in a digital model, with DCC, or DCC++, arduino, PC, etc., is it necessary to canton the railway? There are no other alternatives?

Thank you very much,
Juan.

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Re: Alternatives to cantonment

Post by rjversluis » 01.07.2019, 09:55

Hi Juan,

if you want to run your layout automatically: Yes -> Blocks

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Re: Alternatives to cantonment

Post by Juanito » 01.07.2019, 11:49

Hey, Rob,
Yeah, I know that's the general opinion.
But, modestly, I think that with today's technology there have to be other alternatives. In fact the search for these alternatives is perhaps the main reason why I got into the arduino_DCC++ world. posting.php?mode=reply&f=5&t=18222#

With another friend, an electronics expert, our idea is to study the matter. I will tell you if we really find any new ideas.

Greetings,
Juan.

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Re: Alternatives to cantonment

Post by hermannk » 01.07.2019, 13:02

Hi Juan,
I am with Rob: use blocks for running a railroad automatically.

In addition you may look to "Car System Digital" by Faller:
- https://www.faller.de/App/WebObjects/XS ... s-Set.html
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Hermann

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Re: Alternatives to cantonment

Post by Juanito » 03.07.2019, 08:24

Hello Hermann,
Thank you very much for your comment. Indeed, I know a little about Faller's Digital Car System, and in fact it was one of my first ideas on the subject.

But well, as I said this is the ultimate goal, first I have to start with the most basic. I already have the small layout test built, and I confess that it is perfectly cantoned: you have to start with the easy!

And I have many other questions, the first would be about the different ways of handling the accessories: DCC decoder, SPI , I2C, CAN, free pins ..

I don't know if you want to start a new topic or ask it here, you'll tell me.
Greetings,
Juan.

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Re: Alternatives to cantonment

Post by hermannk » 03.07.2019, 15:19

Hi Juan,
a new topic for new questions will be fine.
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Hermann

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Re: Alternatives to cantonment

Post by Juanito » 04.07.2019, 16:31

Ok, Hermannk, I wil do it.
Thanks,
Juan.

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