LocoNet and RailCom Plus

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LocoNet and RailCom Plus

Postby Buddace » 01.06.2018, 10:19

rjversluis wrote:
Buddace wrote:But question, may be another topic, never consider a method to fill locomotive list in rocrail via railcom (like ecos)?

Another topic, a new thread with LocoNet and RailCom Plus.

As discussed in another topic we would like talk about possibility to fill Locomotive list in Rocrail automatically using Railcom...like ecos.
Some problem:
- Raillcom Plus feature are for me unknown
- Need to custom loconet OPC to send locomotive information over Loconet
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Re: LocoNet and RailCom Plus

Postby rjversluis » 01.06.2018, 20:01

Hi,

you can use the OPC_IMM_PACKET which is variable in length.
Is RailCom Plus documented and royalty free?
Best Regards, Rob.
:!: PS: Do not forget to attach the usual files.
:!: PS: Nicht vergessen die übliche Dateien an zu hängen.
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Re: LocoNet and RailCom Plus

Postby Buddace » 02.06.2018, 16:33

Hi Rob,
rjversluis wrote:you can use the OPC_IMM_PACKET which is variable in length.

OPC_IMM_PACKET may be used to sent DCC request from command station to mobile decoder...already used form POM accessory write. But problem is sending information from Raillcom detector to Lconet best option may be use OPC_PEER_XFER with custom payload.

rjversluis wrote:Is RailCom Plus documented and royalty free?

Not free ad used only by few DCC supplies
www.dccworld.com First and Only Italian DCC Website.

TMWDCC/TBX , zDCC, Lokmaus 2, Arnold DCC, Intellibox, Hornby Select, A lot of Loconet DIY (Loconet SwitcBoard, Loconet P50, etc..)
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Re: LocoNet and RailCom Plus

Postby apemberton » 02.06.2018, 18:53

If I remember correctly, there was quite a spat between Lenz and Zimo about Railcom Plus as Lenz did not want to release their protocol into the public domain, hoping that Rc+ would be enough of an attraction to sell licences to other manufacturers. Something the NMRA won't allow to become a standard I believe. I have forgotten what advantages, if any, Rc+ has over standard Railcom. Measuring how much electric coal the plastic fireman/chauffeur needs to throw into the LED lit firebox? :mrgreen:
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