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by centenary
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Models & Hobbies, Swindon.
Replies: 0
Views: 301

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: 277

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: 277

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: 277

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: 277

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: 277

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: 391

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...
by centenary
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Anyone getting X X X when changing loco cv?
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Anyone getting X X X when changing loco cv?

Has anyone experienced this problem after updated the Elite firmware to v1.44 when trying to write a new loco cv? Im getting "X X X" (No spaces! hmmm seems this website doesnt like the 24th letter of the alphabet!) after trying to apply a new loco id. Ive got my brand new Hornby Castle wit...
by centenary
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Best budget couplers for OO gauge
Replies: 40
Views: 1426

Re: Best budget couplers for OO gauge

The first question to ask yourself is, "will my trains, passenger or freight run in fixed rakes" or "will I be shunting and marshalling trains before dispatching them. If it's the former the semi-permanent close coupling bars can be used, at least in the body of the train. If you are...
by centenary
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Best budget couplers for OO gauge
Replies: 40
Views: 1426

Re: Best budget couplers for OO gauge

Some very interesting information and comments here. Thanks all for that. To be honest, Im not that bothered about auto uncoupling. maybe its remembering my old dublo days and the in track uncoupler being more trouble than it was worth and not working as expected (or maybe it was just in the 'wrong'...
by centenary
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another TV show?
Replies: 31
Views: 1323

Re: Another TV show?

Got to be good exposure for the hobby. Wish they'd do something similar for RC modelling instead of those old Bob Smythes or the scouse lad who fronted a short series about 20 years ago. How long ago was that Dulverton build series? In Germany, the DMax channel has a regular modeller's series cover ...
by centenary
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Best budget couplers for OO gauge
Replies: 40
Views: 1426

Best budget couplers for OO gauge

OK so I found a similar thread for HO scale but that's not what I want. UK OO gauge rolling stock from Hornby, Bachmann, Heljan etc tends to come with the tension lock coupler. It does the job I suppose but the gap between locos and especially coaches seems huge. Kadees seem a popular choice but cos...
by centenary
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Boxes - keep or throw away?
Replies: 18
Views: 816

Re: Boxes - keep or throw away?

I am sure many of us have kept the boxes locomotives, carriages and wagons have come in - I have a mountain of them and am deciding whether to keep them or throw the lot. When not in use, I store locos etc in larger boxes separated by foam sheets or tissue paper. I only really used the boxes last w...
by centenary
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wire size.
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Wire size.

Hello everybody. Sorry if this table does not format too good. Wire sizes, as can be seen below 18 awg multi strand wire is well capable of handling up to 20 amps and even 20 awg upto 12 amps. Ive seen suggestions of using 16 and even 14 awg cable rated for 30 amps and 45 amps respectively for the b...
by centenary
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Points \ turnouts \ switches and polarity on DCC
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: Points \ turnouts \ switches and polarity on DCC

Thanks for those replies folks. BTW if you need to buy replacement servos, I get a lot of electronic stuff for my RC Helis from this internet site. 9kg torque mini servos for £1.97. https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigytm-tg9e-eco-micro-servo-1-5kg-0-10sec-9g.html Be careful to select the UK store and...

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