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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby ControlsEE » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:29 pm

Don't think this has been shared yet, but here is a screenshot of Drachen Fire's control panel from the Defunctland episode, found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKfSC3_LUtA
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby Seddy » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:24 pm

ControlsEE wrote:While it's not a real panel (yet), this is a preliminary version of the panel layout for the backyard coaster that I plan to build in the mid-to-distant future. Based off of the more recent Consign panels on B&M rides. While I may be a controls system engineer, I don't really have much say in the final designs, as that is usually up to the customer and the engineering manager. I have wanted to build a backyard coaster since I was a kid, and now that I have gained a lot of engineering experience (though not from any ride manufacturers), I am going all out on this project. Wont share much about it here, as it is not the correct thread, but will definitely share updates on the panel here!


Looks good. Only thing you're missing is a 'Trouble' light/button. :lol:
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby Darthyoda » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:27 am

Loving this thread guys! Lets try to keep it alive even though there hasn't been many posts recently. My home park is SDC and there is only one control panel picture on this thread (Well somebody posted a Outlaw Run pic but it just a file name for me.) I'll try to get some but they probably won't be the best shots. One question I have is I've saw the word jog on the control panel a lot(mainly on TTD's) so I was wondering what that meant or does.
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby Darthyoda » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:43 pm

My last post went through when I thought it didn't so just read the last one.
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby ALT2870 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:05 pm

Darthyoda wrote:One question I have is I've saw the word jog on the control panel a lot(mainly o TTD's) so I was wondering what that meant or does.


Usually it is to move a train around using the drive wheels. For example with TTD the transfer track is after the station. So when they take a train out of service they would jog it out of the station onto the transfer track. They could also in theory take a train from the transfer track and jog it back into the station. So in short it is to move trains around. Hopefully that answers your question.
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby ControlsEE » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:18 pm

Seddy wrote:Looks good. Only thing you're missing is a 'Trouble' light/button.


The function of the "Acknowledge" button is the same as a Trouble button, which is found on the older B&M Panels like Apollo's Chariot (The first ride I ever operated). Newer Consign panels (ie Fury 325 and Gatekeeper) and IOE Panels tend to have Acknowledge buttons, but in the end, they do the same thing: acknowledge/clear faults and silence alarms.

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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby VF15 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:03 pm

Here’s the Canyon Blaster control panel from the Adventuredome.
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:31 pm

It always amazed me on how simple the old Arrow coaster control panels are. No digital readout screen, just status lights.
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby ControlsEE » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:11 am

Got a new one... I scoured the internet to find one of this ride, but alas, I had to go to the ride to get a pic... Behold, Invadr at Busch Gardens Williamsburg!
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby Seddy » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:10 pm

^ Now that I've seen this panel, I want to take a closer look at that screen. I love how the train status is displayed on the same screen as the train/track indicator. I remember operating SMUF at SFOG and having to go back to the main screen to see where the trains were.
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