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3.3
Throttle and Brake....................................................................................... 116
3.4
Speedometer and Odometer ........................................................................ 118
3.5
The Speed Profile ......................................................................................... 118
Preparing the decoder........................................................................................... 119
The simplified Profile .......................................................................................... 119
Advanced Fine Tuning of the Speed Profile ........................................................ 121
Measuring with Momentary Track Contacts ........................................................ 122
Measuring with Occupancy Sensors..................................................................... 123
Trimming the Brake Compensation ..................................................................... 125
Trimming the Maximum Decoder Speed ............................................................. 126
Using a third party Speed Measurement Facility.................................................. 128
When do I have to profile my Locomotive?......................................................... 129
Locomotive will… ............................................................................................... 129
3.6
Headlights, Steam and Whistle ................................................................... 129
The Engine Functions Library.............................................................................. 131
Operation of Function Only Decoders ................................................................. 133
3.7
Passing control between Computer and Digital System ........................... 133
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Contact Indicators................................................................................................ 135
Momentary Track Contacts vs. Occupancy Sensors............................................. 135
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The Visual Dispatcher I ....................................................................................... 139
5.1
Introduction.................................................................................................. 139
5.2
Blocks and Routes ........................................................................................ 143
Blocks on the Layout............................................................................................ 143
Block Diagrams.................................................................................................... 145
Routes between Blocks ........................................................................................ 148
Linking Switchboards together - Connector Symbols .......................................... 149
5.3
Direction of Travel vs. Engine Orientation................................................ 150
Direction of Travel............................................................................................... 150
Engine Orientation ............................................................................................... 151
5.4
States of a Block ........................................................................................... 152
Occupied Block.................................................................................................... 152
Reserved Block .................................................................................................... 152
Current Block....................................................................................................... 153
Display of Train Positions.................................................................................... 154
Unidirectional Blocks........................................................................................... 154
Locking the entries of Blocks............................................................................... 154
Locking the exit of Blocks ................................................................................... 155
5.5
Train Tracking ............................................................................................. 156
Train Tracking...................................................................................................... 156
Tracking of Back and Forth Shunting .................................................................. 157
5.6
Blocks and Indicators .................................................................................. 158
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