Well, here it is. Mel had the only key and he overslept. Paint might be wet over in the corner.
Doesn't sound like it Karl, but then you're an established user with a home layout. Because I don't have a home layout, I needed a different approach. My notes are intended as a sort of public service/general information kind of thing for others just getting into using these devices. I have a short test track here and use a Powercab to run it. In the early days, I programmed off the handset, and still will for steamers. The Tsunami steam decoder is just too easy to set up that way. State of the art diesel sound decoders are another matter though. I found that their versatility (therefore complexity) required a computer interface, so I grumbled to myself, uttered a few words my mother wound not have approved of, and bit the bullet. If anyone on here is in the same boat I hope my experiences help. If not I hope they give someone a chuckle. If I were you, I'd just set up a separate program track for the Lok Programmer and call it a day."Further adventures with the Lok Programmer and/or the PR-4" or "Why I threw my laptop against the wall today."
Alan, interesting title there. I've been trying to follow along but I am wondering if I even need the PR4. I have an NCE PHP system, that is tied into a dedicated PC (a.k.a. #2) along with the layout. Decoder Pro in the PC with a Keyspan usb-serial data adapter.
There is another PC in the basement (this one, a.k.a. #1). Do I really need the adapter to marry everything to #2, or just put the Lokprogrammer on my PC#1 with a seperate test track and call it a day??
Looks like you managed to edit everything out.Uh oh, that last post, #12, contained some attachments I had not intended. The only one that should be there is the hippo. For some reason, I can't edit them out. I apolgize to all the prigs, it really was unintended. The rest of you, enjoy.
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