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Author Topic: Kato DC ONLY Smart Device Controller  (Read 242 times)

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Kato DC ONLY Smart Device Controller
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:09:29 PM »

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Re: Kato DC ONLY Smart Device Controller
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 09:17:17 PM »
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Re: Kato DC ONLY Smart Device Controller
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 11:08:40 PM »
Thanks, interesting link. In many respects similar to the UK BlueRailways system which is also a Bluetooth enabled DC controller system. I've been using this very successfully for a year or so now. I use the dedicated remote control box though, as I didn't like controlling the layout via the Android app. Just didn't feel "right" somehow. But the app is useful for controlling acceleration and other parameters, which are then held in the memory of the system. http://bluerailways.co.uk/

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Re: Kato DC ONLY Smart Device Controller
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 11:32:30 PM »
In many respects similar to the UK BlueRailways system which is also a Bluetooth enabled DC controller system. I've been using this very successfully for a year or so now. http://bluerailways.co.uk/
Ditto - I'm very pleased with its operation. Should be more widely known. Brian
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Re: Kato DC ONLY Smart Device Controller
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 09:10:44 PM »
Odd isn't it. There don't seem to be any adverts for blueRailways now, and I've only ever seen one review, but it's a great system with really good features.

I came to it after switching from a much loved SEC Digitol Gemini controller (with feedback) to a Morley unit, which I couldn't get on with, and then various Gaugemaster units, culminating in the dual track model with simulation.

Of the lot I probably still prefer my old Digitol unit, but because it's a feedback controller I daren't use it any more. One thing that I've recently changed on the BlueRailways set up is to introduce a small amount of acceleration , but leave the deceleration parameter at 0. This allows for the engine to accelerate gradually up to the speed on the controller, but still allows full control when coming to a stop. I find judging station stops with the deceleration switched in too hit and miss! I've been playing with the Kick rate but haven't quite figured it out yet.

 

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