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3 target searchlight with SE8C
« on: January 13, 2010, 07:43:52 PM »
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I'm trying to set up B&M, MEC style triple target searchlight CTC signals using a SE8C and I am not having any luck finding out how to do this. Anyone have any suggestions or links? Or maybe even another LocoNet compatible product that can do it?
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Re: 3 target searchlight with SE8C
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 07:46:30 PM »
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arent they just red yellow green?


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Re: 3 target searchlight with SE8C
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 09:18:41 PM »
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No, they are RYG/RYG/RYG
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Re: 3 target searchlight with SE8C
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2010, 09:00:11 AM »
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No, they are RYG/RYG/RYG

Ok, so then each signal will take up 9 outputs on the SE8c of the 32 that are available .. just consider that each output is an on-off switch.

Suggest you start here

http://rr-cirkits.com/Clinics/Clinics.html

then look at this

http://home.comcast.net/~kb0oys/

I think they will help you do what you want .. I havent set my SE8 up yet .. so you are breaking ground ...

Also, I would join the digitrax and jmri lists on yahoo, as well as the CATS list ..

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Re: 3 target searchlight with SE8C
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2010, 08:30:39 PM »
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I was able to find an answer from another list since the SE8C instructions are horrid. They only quickly touch on singaling for switch indications and nothing else.

Paul on RR&Co was able to explain how you set up the up to 4 heads per ribbon cable. I just need to set up the signal as top HG/HY/HR , middle as LG/LM/LR, and lower as Reverse HG/HY/HR. Now I just need to define the logic in the software so that if a head is not displaying green or yellow that it displays red by default.
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