Loco Dispatching

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  1. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Hi,
    >
    > I have a D'trax Zephyr with two "jump" throttles attached. What is
    the
    > proper way to "hand-off" a train from the Zephyr to one of the
    > throttles once the train has moved out of the yard district, without
    > stopping the train?
    >
    > I've tried dispatching (releasing) the train from the Zephyr first
    and
    > then set in the decoder number on the jump throttle. Sometimes it
    > works, and sometimes it screws up. How should I do it?
    >
    > Thanks for any ideas.
    >
    > Gus.

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  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Gus,

    Simply assign the loco to the jump throttle from the start. If you need to use the function keys for lights or whatever, simply cycle through until the appropriate loco is on the display. The engine still runs from the jump throttle, but uses the keys on the Zephyr for functions.

    Andrew
  3. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Hi,
    Andrew, the problem is the jump throttles are at a fixed position which is not near the yard, so I can't exit the yard using them. I have to turn them over once they're out of the yard and visible to the jump throttle controller.
    Gus.
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    You could always use the "steal loco" function - have the jump throttle "steal" the loco from the Zephyr unit...

    Andrew