ProtoThrottle Configuration for the Scale Trains GE Dash 9-44CW

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.

File: BNSF-4313-PT.esux

Function Mappings

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

MenuSettingValueComments
CONFIG FUNCHORNF02
CONFIG FUNCBELLF01
CONFIG FUNCBRAKEF22
CONFIG FUNCBRK OFFF--
CONFIG FUNCAUXF09Drive Hold
CONFIG FUNCENG ONF08
CONFIG FUNCENG STOPF--
CONFIG FUNCTHR UNLKF09
CONFIG FUNCREV SWAPF--
CONFIG FUNCF.HEADF23
CONFIG FUNCF.DITCHF25
CONFIG FUNCF.DIM #1F24
CONFIG FUNCF.DIM #2F--
CONFIG FUNCR.HEADF26
CONFIG FUNCR.DITCHF28
CONFIG FUNCR.DIM #1F27
CONFIG FUNCR.DIM #2F--
CONFIG FUNCUP BTNF14 LATNumber Boards
CONFIG FUNCDOWN BTNF15 LATWalkway Lights
NOTCH CFGNOTCH 15
NOTCH CFGNOTCH 212
NOTCH CFGNOTCH 324
NOTCH CFGNOTCH 435
NOTCH CFGNOTCH 545
NOTCH CFGNOTCH 655
NOTCH CFGNOTCH 765
NOTCH CFGNOTCH 870
OPTIONSVAR BRKON
OPTIONSBRK TYPEPULSE
OPTIONSBRK RATE0.2sMight need to be higher on busy layouts.

Customization

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.

Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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.

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