I just finished resetting a 3rd rail Diesel using the reset procedure given to me by members here as well as Scott Mann.  I had my Cab-2 Engine ID #1 set to my Allegheny.  I changed the attributes for the engine and did the reset.

 

My question is, should I leave #1 and/or others unassigned?  I guess I am asking if #1 or any other number serve a special function in the programming of engines.

Bryant

TCA 18-73717

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99 at least for most Legacy engines is an "ALL" address hard coded.  So it would be wise to avoid it as well.

1 is the default address for TMCC and Legacy engines from the factory.  It's a good idea to not use it as a regular ID.

Marty

 

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I typically use ID #1 for testing when I'm doing repairs or upgrades.  If you have something from me after a repair or upgrade, it'll likely come set to ID #1.  As Marty says, avoid #99, or you'll have pandemonium when you start things up!

I've been told to avoid ID #0, but I have my Legacy Genset using it, and I haven't observed any issues.

MartyE posted:

1 is the default address for TMCC and Legacy engines from the factory.  It's a good idea to not use it as a regular ID.

Marty's right! Never want to have more than 1 engine start up and move, the resulting crash or floor fall may be severe!

BobbyD posted:
MartyE posted:

1 is the default address for TMCC and Legacy engines from the factory.  It's a good idea to not use it as a regular ID.

Marty's right! Never want to have more than 1 engine start up and move, the resulting crash or floor fall may be severe!

That's it.  I will leave #1 & #99 alone.

John mentioned using Engine ID#0.  I also used it for an Acela (don't even think about laughing).  I sold that one after I did a major make better than new job on all the motors and mechanisms

Thanks for your help guys.  Hope to see and meet you gentlemen at York.  Only bummer is no name tags.  I do go to "the breakfast" and have done the DCS meeting last year. 

Bryant

TCA 18-73717

Gee, sold the Acela, I wonder why?

Sadly, probably no DCS meetings without Barry, but I'll see you at the Thursday Round-The-Clock breakfast if you make that one.

gunrunnerjohn posted:

Gee, sold the Acela, I wonder why?

Sadly, probably no DCS meetings without Barry, but I'll see you at the Thursday Round-The-Clock breakfast if you make that one.

I will be at the breakfast.  I will try to arrive earlier so we can get a seat at the adult table.

Bryant

TCA 18-73717

Bryant Dunivan 111417 posted:
gunrunnerjohn posted:

Gee, sold the Acela, I wonder why?

Sadly, probably no DCS meetings without Barry, but I'll see you at the Thursday Round-The-Clock breakfast if you make that one.

I will be at the breakfast.  I will try to arrive earlier so we can get a seat at the adult table.

I forgot to mention, I have another Acela.  Actually with about 24 hours worth of work, they can be transformed into a very smooth operator...but this topic is about Engine ID.  I won't digress.  Thanks again, all,.  I look forward to making new friends in 2 months.

Bryant

TCA 18-73717

Bryant Dunivan 111417 posted:
BobbyD posted:
MartyE posted:

1 is the default address for TMCC and Legacy engines from the factory.  It's a good idea to not use it as a regular ID.

Marty's right! Never want to have more than 1 engine start up and move, the resulting crash or floor fall may be severe!

That's it.  I will leave #1 & #99 alone.

John mentioned using Engine ID#0.  I also used it for an Acela (don't even think about laughing).  I sold that one after I did a major make better than new job on all the motors and mechanisms

Thanks for your help guys.  Hope to see and meet you gentlemen at York.  Only bummer is no name tags.  I do go to "the breakfast" and have done the DCS meeting last year. 

I always use the Last Two Digits of the Engine Number!  Makes it easy to remember!  In case of duplicate numbers, then I use the First Two Digits!!

Just saying 

Fredstrains posted:

I always use the Last Two Digits of the Engine Number!  Makes it easy to remember!  In case of duplicate numbers, then I use the First Two Digits!!

Just saying 

And when the first two numbers are also a duplicate?

Just sayin'

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