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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! 


August-July 2017
Working on very exciting longer development RailPro projects to be released soon!!! 

June 2017

New RailPro Assistant Program Revision 3.10
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 Sound Files
- CN Bronze Bell

March - May 2017
- Longer term new product development.

February 2017

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
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Small, Medium, and large, Dog Barking

January 2017

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.

December 2016

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.

September 2016

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 time.

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!

July 2016

New Products - LM-3S and LM-3 Locomotive Modules

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.  A 'Negative' terminal is better for battery powered connection and will be more flexible to add a keep alive product.
IMPORTANT:
Be sure to update your HC-1 and HC-2 to the latest programs to properly access the features of LM-3 modules.

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.

June 2016

New Products - End of Train Devices with Safety Green Enclosures

New Model Numbers
EOT-33-G    EOT, 33" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Safety Green Enclosure
EOT-36-G    EOT, 36" Wheels, Standard Wire Length, Safety Green Enclosure
EOT-33-LW-G    EOT, 33" Wheels, Long Wire Length, Safety Green Enclosure
EOT-36-LW-G    EOT, 36" Wheels, Long Wire Length, Safety Green Enclosure
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
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.
 

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 locomotives too!
Several more new RailPro and non-RailPro products coming soon!


October-May 2016
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.


September 2015
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

August 2015
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

July 2015
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

June 2015

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.
 

May 2015

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 Software page!

  • Download your custom sounds to your RailPro products!

  • Create your own screens for the handheld controller to control accessories!

  • 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 locomotive module!
Click here to go to the new RailPro AM-1S page!

New Program AM-1b Accessory Rev 1-03
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, etc!
Click here to go to the improved RailPro page!


April
2015

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!

March 2015

New Handheld Program
Select from last 6 controlled products with just two touches and more!

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 operations!

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 K5-CA-LS 5Ch
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
 

February 2015

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 locomotive module.
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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