WELCOME TO THE 24th YORK DCS USER GROUP MEETING!

Barry,

 I will not be attending this year but I do have a question.  There is a thread going on right now about MRC dual power transformers not being listed as compatible with MTH equipment.  Specifically one person had a problem with a dual power transformer, which is a pure sine wave device, not working properly with ps3 equipment in lash up mode.  I was considering picking up one of these transformers so i was wondering if someone from MTH could comment as to what, if any, known problems existing with using the MRC dual power transformer as a power supply in a dcs environment.

 

I hope you have a good turnout and look forward to reading the minutes as always.

John Z.

May God Bless us all.

Barry, you did your usual great job, so thank you.

I thought Dave Hikel gave a truly outstanding presentation of the issues involved in the wifi signal and the solutions around that. It was VERY helpful to me. Dave, I thank you and I hope that Don gets a full description into his summary of the proceedings.

Gerry

  Home of the BRATS RR  

 

 

 

"I've been very vocal about the well-known issue of newer PS3 steam engines and PS3 diesels not "coasting" to a stop, rather violently "locking up" when throttling down or using the direction button, in conventional operation. This is an issue with all steam in conventional and only diesels with the smoke on (but not off). I've been told, by an MTH VP that the company is well aware of the problem but is not willing to invest the time and $$$ to resolve due to "everyone using DCS" where it isn't an issue.

... I also would like this issue fixed and I run completely DCS. Its unbelievable how fast a PS3 can stop. when power is interrupted even for a split second. What happened to flywheel coasting stop."

At the York meeting, did MTH share any new information regarding the lack of coasting with PS3?  (quotes from earlier in this thread)  Will the full list of user group questions and answers be shared on the OGR Forum?  Thanks!!

"It's the gear ratio Brian, it always has been the gear ratio."

Ted,

On Thursday I took the opportunity to definitively demonstrate the problem- in DCS mode - to both Jason and Andy.

I plan to follow up with them in a couple of weeks.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of The DCS Companion series of books

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

Thanks Barry, Dave, Marty and crew. A great meeting and presentations. With my upgraded TIU and remotes I have almost perfect operation of my (previously troublesome) yard setup; all eight engines (PS2 & 3) and my siding worked when I first tried them when back home. Who would of thunk it! I look forward to next April.

Wally

"Reflecting on four score, mostly with trains"

Barry Broskowitz posted:

Ted,

On Thursday I took the opportunity to definitively demonstrate the problem- in DCS mode - to both Jason and Andy.

I plan to follow up with them in a couple of weeks.

Barry, 

Would you be willing to comment on their reaction when you showed this to them?  Did you get the impression that this was something that they were previously aware of, or do you feel that it was more of a "ohhhh....that's what you mean. Yeah, that's not good." 

OF course, I know this is a reach, but hey, I can't be the only one wondering how they reacted to your demonstration (but maybe I'm the only one willing to suffer the consequences of asking).   

Barry Broskowitz posted:

Jon,

it was absolutely more of a "ohhhh....that's what you mean. Yeah, that's not good." 

Barry, 

Thats great to hear! Thanks for taking this to them and for the live demo!! apparently the previous communication attempts weren't getting the point across. 

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