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by centenary
Sun May 05, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Inside and outside track radii
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Inside and outside track radii

Thanks all. I wont be using any 1st radius curves and intend avoiding 2nd. Hoping to use 3rd as a minimum.
by centenary
Sun May 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons Account Deleted
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Hattons Account Deleted

Most UK firms who have a computerised address system use what's called a Post Office Address List. This is produced by RM \ PO based on Postal Codes. When I worked in IT, addresses that had either no road name or just a house name and no number caused all sorts of address verification problems. Issu...
by centenary
Thu May 02, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Inside and outside track radii
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Inside and outside track radii

Hello. Sorry if this is an obvious answer to the more knowledgable. If I want to lay two parallel tracks on a curve and Im not using flexi track, can I use say 3rd radius inside and outside track or does the outside have to be 4th radius to look best and spacing?
by centenary
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco speeds and cv settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Loco speeds and cv settings?

Hi folks. Sorry for the delay getting back. I'll look into the cv settings on the Fairburn as this has a Gaugemaster chip in it so would expect the relevant cv's to be editable. The current track loop is just a test track and Ive no intention to run either loco at speed such that they do come off th...
by centenary
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco speeds and cv settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Loco speeds and cv settings?

Hello again. Ive currently 2 DCC fitted locos and neither of them seems to run very quickly. My OS is the Gaugemaster Prodigy Express (I think it's a great bit of kit) which, I believe chucks out 2 amps. Im currently only test running the locos on a small oval about 5 foot long. All connection betwe...
by centenary
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC 8 pin to 21 pin convertor chip
Replies: 0
Views: 47

DCC 8 pin to 21 pin convertor chip

Why is the industry slow to produce a usable 8 to 21 pin convertor chip that fit inside locos? All the convertor chips Ive come across (except 1!) have another plug on top of it which means, by the time you plug one into the other, the combination will not allow the body to be refitted. The only chi...
by centenary
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Running DCC ready loco on DCC
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Running DCC ready loco on DCC

Thanks all for the advice. Deffo will not be attempting to run any non DCC loco on the Express then. I think Ive an old DC controller hidden in the loft somewhere otherwise it's a PP3 battery job!
by centenary
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Running DCC ready loco on DCC
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Running DCC ready loco on DCC

I have a Gaugemaster Prodigy Express and no other means to control a loco. Recently, bought a new Bachmann DCC Ready Warship. I intend to put a TTS decoder in but in the meantime, can I test run the Warship without a DCC chip via the Express to make sure it runs ok? Im not talking running it for 1 m...
by centenary
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Models & Hobbies, Swindon.
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Models & Hobbies, Swindon.

Not sure but I think trades under the name Spot on Models & Games on the High Street and Models & Hobbies on EBay. Anyway, have to say I have had brilliant service regarding a faulty loco. None of the usual nonsense about 'what have you done?' 'Have you returned it to Hornby' etc, etc? Nope,...
by centenary
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Elite Program Track Output
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Hornby Elite Program Track Output

OK thanks for the clarifications. Just to be clear, Ive currently no layout built and no other locos. After resetting the Elite again, enabling the extended address for the loco via the Elite on the decoder and resetting cv8 on the decoder to 8, this is the current situation; I can now change the lo...
by centenary
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Elite Program Track Output
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Hornby Elite Program Track Output

Right, so here are the latest queries. I have reset the Elite. I have also reset the decoder cv8 and the following below is what happens. Ive got voltage on the programming track when 'programming' is taking place. Connections are made to the Elite's program connections. The loco is Hornby's Earl of...
by centenary
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Elite Program Track Output
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Hornby Elite Program Track Output

OK thanks. Yeah Im reading a voltage when it is programming, so no fault there then. Only problem is Im getting absolutely no response from the loco whereas last time I tried it a couple of days ago, I did and just couldnt change the loco address. Stumped!
by centenary
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Elite Program Track Output
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Hornby Elite Program Track Output

Roger (RJ) wrote:What you have found is normal. Voltage is only present on the programming track output when a decoder is actually being read or written to.


Hmmm, thought that might have been why I couldnt change the cv address. Back to the drawing board!
by centenary
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby Elite Program Track Output
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Hornby Elite Program Track Output

Hmmm. Ive found a problem with the Elite. There does not seem to be any voltage via the programming track output. Put the meter across the ordinary track outputs and there's a healthy 15v. Double check the program outputs, nada. Anyone know what voltage should be to the program track with the Elite?...
by centenary
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Anyone getting X X X when changing loco cv?
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Anyone getting X X X when changing loco cv?

Hi all. Yes, it is using the programming output on the Elite. Ive no layout at present so using 2 standard straights joined together with fishplates. I am following the instructions in the Elite handbook ie Loco, Direct, Address, Write, key 5050, press controller, LED flashes then repeat steps to Re...

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