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2. AutoControls.org Video Playlists

(This section modified 1/22/2023)

If you’re new to this website, note that it has two major “divisions”: (1) “Analog” (DC & AC) controls, and (2) “DCC” controls (mostly NCE Mini-Panel, plus several DCC-Bitswitch videos).

There are approximately 49 DCC videos and 55 analog videos on this site.

1. Several Videos You May Want to Watch First:

  1. Video #840 COMPILATION Video for O gauge (on Vimeo only, 2022) shows about 9 different, mostly O-gauge automatic control schemes, all DCC. (These will of course work the same for N, HO, S, and Largescale).
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  2. Video #611 COMPILATION Video for S gauge (2017) shows about 9 analog and 9 DCC automatic control schemes for S gauge (most will work for other scales). (same video on Vimeo)
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    ~~~How to Use the DCC Programmable Train Controller:
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  3. Video #816 “Getting Started with NCE DCC Automatic Train Control Programming” (5 parts) is our attempt to show how to get started with the NCE DCC “Programmable Model Train Controller”, aka “NCE Mini-Panel”. | Part 1/5 on Youtube | Part 1/5 on Vimeo
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    ~~~~~~ DCC Videos:
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  4. Video #827, Part 1/2: “Automatic NCE DCC Control 3 Kato N Ga. Locos, 1 Mainline, 1 Detector, No Blocks,No Turnouts“// (same video on Vimeo)
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  5. Video #835: “Six MTH O-Gauge PCCs Operate on 1 Loop (Midwest Traction Hub 2/2“, 3-Rail DCC Automatic Train Control)”// (same video on Vimeo)
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  6. Video #668Z-Stuff DZ-1012 Block Detector+Relay Automatically Controls 2 O-Gauge Trains On 1 Mainline” — This demonstrates how a Z-Stuff DZ-1012 Infrared Block Detector with adjustable time delay, can be used to control 2 analog AC O gauge trains on the same track (3 parts) . | Part 1/3 on Youtube | Part 1/3 on Vimeo
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  7. Video #9202-10D (DC), “1992 Demo, LGB Automatic 2-Track Yard Controls 3/4/5 Trains on 1 Track” // (same video on Vimeo)
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  8. Video #9606 (DC), “4-Track LGB Automatic Zellner Yard, Controls 5 Largescale Trains on 1 Mainline” // (same video on Vimeo)
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  9. Shortcut #1: View Youtube playlist of ALL the *DCC* automatic control videos
  10. Shortcut #2: View Youtube playlist of ALL the *ANALOG* (DC & AC) automatic control videos
  11. Shortcut #3: View a list of ALL the Youtube Automatic Control playlists
  12. Shortcut #4: View the original 1997 VIDEOS page (videos listed individually)

2. Playlists Ordered By SCALE

  • The Youtube playlists in this section (02 – 27) are grouped by (1) ‘Scale’, (2) then by type of control (DC or DCC), then (3) by whether it’s point-to-point (push-pull shuttle), a loop with NO turnouts, or a loop with turnouts.
  • Note there are playlists for both Youtube and Vimeo (usually but now always, the same videos).

Videos #827 & #828 show the LATEST 3-trains-on-1-track and 2-trains-on-1 track programs; they’re in N-Ga. Playlist ‘A04’ immediately below.

3. Playlists for ANALOG Controls (DC & AC)

Note: The following playlists (28-32) contain the SAME videos as the above playlists. They are just grouped by type of control, rather than by scale.
Note there are 2 separate playlists for the 1992 LGB ‘V9202’ videos.

4. Playlists for DIGITAL Controls (DCC)

* Most of the DCC videos use the NCE ‘Mini-Panel’ for control, except about 6 which use the DCC-Bitswitch.

5. Reference Playlists

  • AutoControls.38 Ref List ALL ANALOG AutoControl Vids by Ingram (The 6 “superseded” videos from Playlist ’37’ are not included.) (vimeo.38)
  • AutoControls.39 Ref List ALL DCC AutoControl Vids by Ingram (vimeo.39)
  • AutoControls.40 SUPERSEDED AutoControls videos. These videos have been replaced by newer or better quality versions. (vimeo.40)
  • The RailVideos.org page contains 9 more “Layout” playlists (52-60) that show trains, but have no automatic controls.

There are also 2 other playlists Misc61 (vimeo61) and (xDance62 (vimeo62) that have nothing to do with trains.

• With these 2 links, you can View ALL Youtube playlists
or View ALL Vimeo playlists .
• Unfortunately, since Youtube gives you no “A-Z” option to display them in alphabetical order, they display in a JUMBLED order.)

FYI: About The Video NUMBERS

Videos numbered with the ‘600’ series numbers are ‘analog‘ (DC or AC) AutoControls videos.
* Videos numbered with the ‘800’ series numbers are DCC AutoControls videos.

Videos numbered with the ‘9202’ series numbers are the ORIGINAL year 1992 videos — originally recorded on Hi-8 & SVHS videotape. They’re all Largescale DC controls, using stock LGB components.

Videos numbered with the ‘200’ series numbers are model railroad videos (mostly layouts). They contain NO automatic controls content.

Videos numbered with the ‘100’ series numbers (miscellaneous) and ‘400’ series numbers (dance) have NO model railroading content.

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3-The 1997 Videos Page

Links & Descriptions for INDIVIDUAL Videos

The list of AutoControls.org videos (approximately 50) can also be viewed on the original 1997 VIDEOS page on the original website (site3). Below is a “screen capture” of part of that 1997 Videos page.

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4. The Facebook Group

  • Latest information is on the Facebook group, at facebook.com/groups/autocontrols.org
  • This group is “Public”, i.e. ANYONE with a Facebook ID, can BROWSE the content of the group, WITHOUT needing to join it.
  • You need to be a member to POST a message.
  • Messages are restricted to ONLY topics about automatic controls.
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5. A Few Photos

Largescale 4-track automatic yard
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Dec. 2001, the Largescale 4-Track “Zellner Yard”, seen in Video 9606.

S-gaugeautomatic controls demonstration layout
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July 2017, S-gauge Convention display, seen in Video 818-2/2

portable O-gauge automatic point-to-point display
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Feb. 2020, 7’9″ long x 6″ wide O-gauge display, automatically controls 2 MTH diesels running point-to-point, seen in Video 824B

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Jan 2023, controlling 6 MTH PCCs on 1 loop, seen in Video #835

(work) (v831 links)