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Digitrax - Programming Long Address 128 - 9983
Have you ever wished there were an easy way to program a long address into a locomotive and that's it? Confused by all the CV this, Hex that, and Decimal Value? Want to bypass using JMRI? Can't use the programming track because the sound unit in your locomotive needs a programming booster? We understand. I can't tell you how many times I just wanted to program the address only for ourselves or friends that visit. So, I set out to make some simple to follow instructions that anyone can do with a DT400 series throttle.
Now input the desired locomotive address and click Calculate, then follow the instructions.
Circuitron - Tortoise Documents
These Circuitron Documents are posted here with permission from Circuitron, Inc. of Romeoville, Il.
Tortoise Instructions. GO >
Switch Point and Signal Wiring Using the Internal Switches on the Tortoise Switch Machine. GO >
Using the Tortoise with PECO Turnouts. GO >
Edge Connectors for use with the Tortoise. GO >
Connecting the Tortoise to Grade Crossing Detectors for Crossing Gate Applications. GO >
"Locked" Tortoise Switch Machines. GO >
Wiring Panel LEDs in Series with the Tortoise Switch Machine. GO >
JMRI - DCC Specialties Scripts
If you came here looking for the JMRI scripts to program DCC Specialties products, the latest version is packaged with the JMRI software. They can also be found in the files section of the JMRI users group on Yahoo. Scripts included for programming the Block Watcher, Hare, Wabbit, PSX and PSX-AR. MGB fully supports the JMRI project and encourages everyone to do the same. What a better world would we have if we all worked together like the JMRI community.
Instructions for Programming a DCC Specialties Hare/Wabbit using a DT100, DT400 and JMRI. GO >
SAMPLE Spreadsheet used to Document your Hare/Wabbit 's and make programming them easier. GO >
BLANK Spreadsheet used to Document your Hare/Wabbit 's and make programming them easier. GO >
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