how to split a tain using contacts

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  • Hi to all eep fans from Québec


    I have eep 15 sence march and I now have eep 16.... I am looking for someone that can show me how to hitch and/or unhitch part of a train and change train direction in a sorting station using contact points so that it does it automaticly .... not using lua..... do any of you have a layout that does this that I could use as an example or if you have a small tutorial video that show how that would be great but it has to be in english or franch because i do not understand germand but if it is in germand and that is all you have send it to me any ways at less i well see how its done....


    please help thanks


    have a nice day on the rails


    Pierre

    from Québec:aq_1:

  • do any of you have a layout that does this that I could use as an example or if you have a small tutorial video that show how that would be great but it has to be in english or franch because i do not understand germand

    Here is one demo layout


    and another, simpler one


    There's no explanations and no videos for the demos - I'm sorry.

    But maybe by studying them, you catch some of the principle?


    You may also want to take a look at "Tutorial_57_sanftes_Ankuppeln" in the "Tutorials" subfolder of your "Anlagen" folder.


    The main feature to look out for is in the vehicle contact.


    the section marked red is where you define that you want to unhook waggons. Enter the number of waggons to uncouple and if you want to count them from the rear or front. (better to count from the rear so that the remaining front half with the loco keeps the train id.)


    The section marked blue is for setting the couplers. It always affects to front and rear coupler of the train! Not of a specific waggon. So it has no purpose when uncoupling. But it is needed to activate the couplers again afterwards, if you want to reconnect at a later stage.


    an "x" stands for "don't change"

    the checkmark is for "activate

    the empty box is for "deactivate"


    Hope that helps?

    "Wir hören uns aber zunächst mal an, was Katie zu sagen hat.

    Die ist Expertin und die stellt uns hier die Türstopper vor."

    - Andreas Rogotzki -

  • hi Goetz


    Thanks for the information I well be trying this out and well tell you if it worked

    In the mean time

    Have a nice day on the rails

    Pierre

    P.s. today I woke up to 10 cm of snow what a beautiful sight

  • Hi Goetz

    Thanks for the info ...

    I got it to work by reproducing one of the tutorials but now comes the real question …

    Do you know of a way to sort the wagons? I would like to build a sorting depot

    For example, I would put coal wagons on track 1, oil on track 2, passengers on track 3 and so on

    Any idea on how to do it?


    Pierre

    Have a nice day on the rails

  • Do you know of a way to sort the wagons? I would like to build a sorting depot

    yes, but that involves Lua.

    With the help of a script, you may store some text with every wagon. At the appropriate time, you can read the text and derive information from it. So, if for instance you store a destination with a wagon, you may use it to split your freight train and reassemble it in a shunting yard.


    With the help of Lua, you can also enquire the type of any wagon.


    Bit before you can do any of that, you've got to learn the basics of scripting first.

    "Wir hören uns aber zunächst mal an, was Katie zu sagen hat.

    Die ist Expertin und die stellt uns hier die Türstopper vor."

    - Andreas Rogotzki -