We now have available a Loksound configuration file, pre-configured for the just announced ScaleTrains.com GE Dash 9-44CW locomotive, which improves the experience when used with the ProtoThrottle™ Realistic Control Stand Throttle. This configuration mostly keeps intact the original function mappings, but adds ProtoThrottle specific functions for the lights and increased momentum settings. Uploading this configuration file to your locomotive will give you a quick starting point to get up and running with the ScaleTrains.com GE Dash 9-44CW and the ProtoThrottle.
These function mappings were added to the factory default mappings to provide better, more fine-grained control of the decoder functions when used with the ProtoThrottle.
F14: Number Boards*
F15: Walkway Lights*
F22: Pulse Braking compatible brake
F23: Front Headlight
F24: Front Headlight (dim)
F25: Front Ditchlights
F26: Rear Headlight
F27: Rear Headlight (dim)
F28: Rear Ditchlights (may not be included on all models)
*Note: The number boards and walkway lights were decoupled from the prime mover function F8, allowing individual control of those light functions.
Recommended ProtoThrottle Settings
|CONFIG FUNC||BRK OFF||F--|
|CONFIG FUNC||AUX||F09||Drive Hold|
|CONFIG FUNC||ENG ON||F08|
|CONFIG FUNC||ENG STOP||F--|
|CONFIG FUNC||THR UNLK||F09|
|CONFIG FUNC||REV SWAP||F--|
|CONFIG FUNC||F.DIM #1||F24|
|CONFIG FUNC||F.DIM #2||F--|
|CONFIG FUNC||R.DIM #1||F27|
|CONFIG FUNC||R.DIM #2||F--|
|CONFIG FUNC||UP BTN||F14 LAT||Number Boards|
|CONFIG FUNC||DOWN BTN||F15 LAT||Walkway Lights|
|NOTCH CFG||NOTCH 1||5|
|NOTCH CFG||NOTCH 2||12|
|NOTCH CFG||NOTCH 3||24|
|NOTCH CFG||NOTCH 4||35|
|NOTCH CFG||NOTCH 5||45|
|NOTCH CFG||NOTCH 6||55|
|NOTCH CFG||NOTCH 7||65|
|NOTCH CFG||NOTCH 8||70|
|OPTIONS||BRK RATE||0.2s||Might need to be higher on busy layouts.|
This configuration file was designed to be a generic starting point for use with your ProtoThrottle. Based on your layout, operating style, and typical train lengths, you may wish to change things like acceleration momentum (CV3) and maximum speed (CV5). If you find other settings that further improve the experience, please let us know.
Any news on separated speed / protothrottle direct control of sound flow, plus minius momentum Tonnage inputs etc. By the way if your selling elephants cheap I’ll have a couple
No updates yet. We still need some time to explore these new features of the v5 and determine if/how they can be used with the ProtoThrottle.