Happy 2013!It’s hard to believe it’s 2013 already! With the New Year, we’d like to thank each of you for helping make 2012 another successful year! We are looking to the future, so help us make 2013 our best ever! We have our new state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment in place and operational. With this in place, we can shift our sights to the future.
Farewell and Good Luck!
One of our employees, Rebecca Balboni, decided to leave the fold here at SoundTraxx and pursue a pro cycling career. She has competed across the states and has had great finishes. As she leaves to train, we are hoping to see her at the Olympics in Rio in 2016. If you are interested, you can follow her progress from her blog at http://www.rebeccabalboni.com/
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Tech Tip: Lighting for a Consist, Part Deux
Last post, we took a moment to understand how consists are set up using CV 19, 21 and 22. This time, we will look at the lighting specifically and see how this method can be used to better enhance the lighting.
First, let’s look at what lights could be on display of any loco. For all locos, there is the headlight and reverse light. Also in the diesel era, there are auxiliary warning lights, such as Mars light, rotary beacon and ditch lights. As the Tsunami can do all of these and more, the key is to determine which function (F0f, FX5, etc) does what and how these lights are displayed on the loco, or group of locos. For an example for this exercise, we’ll use two locos: a lead loco with ditch lights, and a trailing loco with a rotary beacon.
On the trailing loco, the rotary beacon will be set to F6. Typically, it would be wired up to the green wire, but if not, it can be reassigned by changing CVs using a similar method as outlined for the lead loco. Because we’ll assume it is wired to the green wire, the only CV programming for the lighting effects necessary on the trailing unit is to set up the rotary beacon. To accomplish this, set CV52 to 7.