What's New Page
This Page is a list of what is new from Ring Engineering! If you
visit this page every once in awhile, you can see what has changed. We will
list any new products, RailPro sound files, programs, and more!
New Sound Files
- CN Bronze Bell
March - May
- Longer term new product development.
New Light Effects
- Dual Mars Sync
- Dual Double Strobe Sync
The Sync (Synchronized) light effects control two light output with light
effects that occur at the same time on both outputs. On the regular versions of
these light effects, the light effects occur at opposite times.
New Sound Files
- Narrow Gauge 12 Bell Sound
- Steam Whistle Beckmann 4 Chime
- Steam Whistle Canadian Special 3 Chime
- Steam Whistle Kinsley 4 Chime
- Steam Whistle Lunkenheimer 1 Chime
- Steam Whistle Powell 3 Chime
Small, Medium, and large, Dog Barking
New RailPro Assistant Program Revision 3.00
IMPORTANT: The new RailPro Assistant
Software uses a new server. The old server will be taken out of service.
Therefore to continue using the RailPro Assistant you must update to the new
Revision. Go to the RailPro
Assistant Software Page and start the down load.
The new revision of the RailPro Assistant
Program has improved Internet file transfer speed. It is also more
dependable across poor quality internet connections and wireless internet
connections with poor signal strength.
New RailPro HC-2b Program
IMPORTANT: If you have a HC-2b with program
revision 1.31 you need to update the program to the latest revision. There
is a deficiency in the
revision 1.31 program that can prevent proper charging if the batteries are
allowed to get very discharged. Revisions newer than revision 1.31
corrects this problem.
New Sound File: Fast Spitter
This is a sound many diesels locos make
to drain moisture from their air reservoir. You can make a user defined
button (type sound, 'maintained' action) to play this sound file as long as the
button is active. So this sound can even be played after the prime mover
sound is shut down as a real locomotive may do.
CI-1 Computer Interface
Plug this USB module into your
PC (Personal Computer) to
add Direct Radio to your computer so you can control
and setup RailPro products like the RailPro locomotive modules!
You can use this low cost module and a PC to get started with RailPro for a
lower cost! You can buy a real RailPro handheld controller at a later
New RailPro HC Simulator Software
This new software for your PC draws a RailPro
Handheld controller on your computer screen! Use it with a
CI-1 to do basically everything you can with a real
RailPro Handheld controller!
New Products - LM-3S and LM-3 Locomotive
The new LM-3S and LM-3 Locomotive modules have twice
the program memory and the LM-3S has twice the storage memory. Extra
program memory will allow us to add more features and improved sound with
program updates. Extra storage memory will allow more sound files, pictures, and
light effect files to be loaded! Also instead of a 2nd input like on the
LM-2, the new LM-3 has a 'Negative' terminal.
'Negative' terminal is better
for battery powered connection and will be more flexible to add a keep alive
IMPORTANT: Be sure to update
your HC-1 and HC-2 to the latest programs to properly access the features of
New HC (handheld) Programs
We now have HC program Rev 1.30 available for HC-1 and HC-2. This new
program adds ability to setup all sound and light features of the new LM-3S and
LM-3 modules. Also the HC-2 revisions increases the total number of trains
that can be in motion at one time from 12 to 24.
New Products - End of Train Devices with
Safety Green Enclosures
New Model Numbers
Our new sound files tend to be much larger than our
older ones and they do not fit well in the older LM-1 modules. So we plan
to release special versions of our sound files made specifically for the memory
in our LM-1 modules. Sound file names will end in LM-1 if they are
shortened to fit in a LM-1 module.
EOT-33-G EOT, 33" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Safety
EOT-36-G EOT, 36" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Safety
EOT-33-LW-G EOT, 33" Wheels, Long Wire Length, Safety
EOT-36-LW-G EOT, 36" Wheels, Long Wire Length, Safety
EOT-33-GS EOT, 33" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Safety
Green Enclosure, Shelf Coupler
EOT-36-GS EOT, 36" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Safety
Green Enclosure, Shelf Coupler
New Sound File: Steam Heavy LM-1
New Product - WH-9
Two pack of RailPro connectors for for
Loco modules with the 9 pin connector on one end and bare wires on the other.
These are good for removing any existing locomotive circuit boards and adding a
9 pin wiring harness. Can be used to add a 9 connector to non-DCC ready
Several more new RailPro and non-RailPro products coming soon!
Working on two new longer development RailPro projects.
CI-1 computer interface is complete and expect to be in production soon!
Another exciting RailPro product has been completed also and expect to be
introduced and in production soon!
Have acquired all new circuit board assembly line to keep up with our constantly
growing needs to produce circuit boards for our products.
New Products - Wheel Sets
New Model Numbers
WS-33-50 Wheels with Axles, 33", 50 Axles per package
WS-36-50 Wheels with Axles, 36", 50 Axles per package
New Products - End of Train Devices with Orange Enclosures
New Model Numbers
EOT-33-O EOT, 33" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Orange Enclosure
EOT-36-O EOT, 36" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Orange Enclosure
EOT-33-LW-O EOT, 33" Wheels, Long Wire Length, Orange Enclosure
EOT-36-LW-O EOT, 36" Wheels, Long Wire Length, Orange Enclosure
EOT-33-OS EOT, 33" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Orange Enclosure, Shelf Coupler
EOT-36-OS EOT, 36" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Orange Enclosure, Shelf Coupler
New Products - End of Train Devices with Red Enclosures
New Model Numbers
EOT-33-R EOT, 33" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Red Enclosure
EOT-36-R EOT, 36" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Red Enclosure
EOT-33-LW-R EOT, 33" Wheels, Long Wire Length, Red Enclosure
EOT-36-LW-R EOT, 36" Wheels, Long Wire Length, Red Enclosure
EOT-33-RS EOT, 33" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Red
Enclosure, Shelf Coupler
EOT-36-RS EOT, 36" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Red
Enclosure, Shelf Coupler
New Improved Shopping Cart for www.RingEngineeirng.com
This internet site has a new shopping cart that has added support for tablets
and cell phone devices. Android and Mac operating system devices can now be used
to order Ring Engineering products from this internet site. Now accepting
Discover and American Express.
New RailPro Assistant Software
This new software for your PC adds new capabilities to your RailPro system and
is easier than ever to use and there is a new user manual with very detailed
step-by-step instructions too!
Click here to go to the new RailPro Assistant
Download your custom sounds to your RailPro products!
Create your own screens for the handheld controller to
Convert your own pictures to RailPro format without sending
them to Ring Engineering and much more!!!
New Product AM-1S Accessory Module with Sound
The new AM-1S is a module that can be used to control accessories and
add sound to your accessory projects! With the new RailPro Assistant
software and an AM-1S, you can make custom accessory projects with custom loaded
sounds that you provide! The new RailPro Assistant Software allows you to
load your custom WAV files into RailPro modules. You can use the
new RailPro Assistant Software to load custom sounds into a AM-1S or a LM-2S
Click here to go to the new RailPro AM-1S page!
New Program AM-1b Accessory Rev
This new program can be loaded into an AM-1b to change it from a turnout
controller to a accessory project controller. Then you can load an
accessory project to the AM-1b by using the new RailPro assistant software.
Note: This software is not for an AM-1. The AM-1b is newer version of the
AM-1. You can identify a AM-1b by the checking that the main label says
AM-1b. By loading this program you can use an AM-1b to control a turntable,
swing bridge and more! We can make an accessory program for the older AM-1 also
if there is interest in it. Complete details about changing modules to accessory
modules is in the RailPro Assistant User Manual.
New Program LM-2S Accessory Rev 1-00
This new program can be loaded into a LM-2S to change it from a locomotive
module to an accessory project controller. After changing the LM-2S
program from a locomotive program to an accessory program you can load an
accessory project to the LM-2S by using the new RailPro assistant software.
By loading this program you can use a LM-2S to turn on and off lights in a
caboose or passenger car and add sounds to your caboose or passenger car!
Complete details about changing modules to accessory modules is in the RailPro
Assistant User Manual.
New Program LM-2 Accessory Rev 1-00
This new program can be loaded into a LM-2 to change it from a locomotive module
to a accessory project controller. Then you can load an accessory project
to the LM-2 by using the new RailPro assistant software. By loading this
program you can use a LM-2 to turn on and off lights in a caboose or passenger
car and more! Complete details about changing modules to accessory modules
is in the RailPro Assistant User Manual.
RailPro Internet Page has been Redesigned
RailPro Internet Page has been redesigned for easier
navigating and quicker access to purchasing RailPro products, videos, software,
Click here to go to the improved RailPro page!
New Sound File: Bell Jupiter
New Sound File: Bell NP 765
New Sound File: Whistle Frisco 6 Chime
New Sound File: Whistle Rio Grande 3 Chm
There is now over 30 Horns, Bells, and Whistles to choose from!
New Handheld Program
The handheld controller now remembers the last six products that you
were controlling so you can change from one to another with only two touches!
You can change between controlling your consist of main line locomotives, a
switch engine, and a turnout module with just two touches! Greatly improves
Select from last 6 controlled products with just two touches and more!
New features in Handheld Controller Program Rev 1.25
- Added code to select from last 6 products by touching main picture.
- Many new pictures for the user defined buttons including a water tower (for
steam watering sound), couplers (for coupler clank sound), brake wheel (for
brake wheel set and release sounds) and many more!
- Added code for Accessory Control.
- Added Module type to Information page "LM-1, LM-2 etc"
- Added % of free storage on download page.
- Added code to copy Project Files to accessory modules.
- Reduced active touch area to select another locomotive.
- The ability to turn on and off the Air compressor for steam engines.
IMPORTANT: The handheld revision 1.25 is a big update (1-2 hours) if you
have 1.20 or older.
Please be sure your HC battery is charged before beginning update.
New AM-1b Program Rev 1.03
Important update for AM-1b. Note that the AM-1b uses a different program
from the AM-1. If your module says AM-1b on the top use the AM-1b program
to update it. There is no new update for AM-1 modules.
New Sound Files: Horn Nathan K5-CA-LS 3Ch and
This is two sound files to make the two different sounds the K5-CA-LS makes. The K5-CA-LS is a five chime horn but the engineer
can choose to play only 3 chimes (Soft) or 5 chimes (Loud). RailPro has
the flexibility to let you setup two horn buttons on one locomotive! You
can label the buttons '3 chime' and '5 chime'. Then you can either press
the 3 chime (Soft) or 5 chime (Loud) button when you want to.
New Sound File: Nathan P-124
New Sound File: Bell Challenger
17 inch bell from a Challenger
New Sound File: Whistle Baldwin 3 Chime
Steam engine 3 chime whistle
New Sound File: Bell Bronze
New and Improved Steam Sound Files!
There is a all new Heavy and Light Steam engine sound files.
These now have boiler hiss, automatic cylinder cock open/close sounds,
dynamo, Automatic Air Compressor, and improved chuffing!
To get these new steam sounds:
1) Update the program on your handheld controller.
2) Update the program in your locomotive module.
3) Delete the old 'Steam Engine' sound from your locomotive module.
4) Copy the New steam sound to your module.
5) Go to the button setup in the adjustments, select the button to start/stop steam sounds and
change the file name to the new steam file you copied to the
6) Go to the adjustments and enable the Air Compressor option if you want to
hear the automatic air compressor.
New Sound File: Bell Electric
This bell is found on some more modern diesels. It is actually not a real
bell. It has a diaphragm that makes a bell like sound. Some locomotives
use it in place of a real bell.
This 'What's New' Page was started in February.
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