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Pantograph arc simulation
« on: May 27, 2022, 08:49:54 PM »
I understand that the EP-5 models from Rapido have animated pantographs. Perhaps that function can be tied with a simulated pantograph arc, like this one disclosed in a French modeling magazine:


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Re: Pantograph arc simulation
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2022, 04:15:58 PM »
Bachmann ptc trolleys have this feature (but obviously no operating pole) and iirc Soundtraxx, TCS, and ESU have the lighting functionality in their decoders.

I got some time to double check myself. I'm quite wrong.

Soundtraxx has a pantograph arc light feature, which is presumably what Bachmann uses on their PTC trolleys.
TCS has a trolley mode with break lights that come on when you slow/stop the trolley, but no arc lighting function.
ESU has a pantograph function, for raising and lowering the pantograph, but no lighting effects.
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