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by BananaRepublic
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: My layout is now DCC but....
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: My layout is now DCC but....

...I have a virgin voyager, dmu class 158 and 170 which I'd like to DCC. .... Those 3 particular models are not DCC ready. In other words they are not factory fitted with a DCC socket, so will require decoders to be hard wired. That means snipping some wires inside the loco and soldering the decode...
by BananaRepublic
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Blue Pullman retooled
Replies: 40
Views: 755

Re: Blue Pullman retooled

There may be some substance to the theory that Bachmann are using the Western Pullman set to offload slow moving Dynamis Ultima systems. ESU stopped selling their own branded version of this system ( the Navigator), a couple of years ago, so it's only being made for Bachmann now. The Bachmann badged...
by BananaRepublic
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Blue Pullman retooled
Replies: 40
Views: 755

Re: Blue Pullman retooled

The price given by Bachmann is actually £949.95 :o The pre order prices being quoted include 15% discount. It does include "DCC Railcontroller" which is a £49.95 (price before any discounts) piece of software The Western Pullman set includes a Dynamis Ultima DCC system, plus trial RailCon...
by BananaRepublic
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New WiFi Android DCC System
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: New WiFi Android DCC System

How is this any different to a wireless handset for digital control? I cannot see the point of it (unless it also makes and receives phonecalls). It's no different to any other DCC wireless handset, except that the user interface is far in advance than older style handsets. It really comes into its...
by BananaRepublic
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New WiFi Android DCC System
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: New WiFi Android DCC System

The ESU CabControl may be new, only being announced last Autumn (October IIRC?) but it has been available in rebadged PIKO SmartControl form, for about a ŷear and a half. The wireless handsets are the same ones sold with the ESU MobileControl 2, that can be used with the ECoS system. Unlike using or...
by BananaRepublic
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Rewiring a 21 pin to 8 pin!
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Rewiring a 21 pin to 8 pin!

One would think in this day and age there could be an industry standard reliable edge plug connector for decoders, similar to pc memory storage/sim cards. Edge connectors are not quite as reliable as plug and socket connections when a reasonable current is involved, and the PluX socket range define...
by BananaRepublic
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS Sound, any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Hornby TTS Sound, any good?

RAFHAAA96 wrote:.......Well done Hornby for going above and beyond to ensure their decoders work with other makers kit.


I wouldn't say they've gone "above and beyond" at all.
Decoders should comply with the DCC standards and work with any system that is properly DCC compliant.


by BananaRepublic
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 backwards compatible
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 backwards compatible

Surely if Gaugemaster call there current Prodigy Controller the Advance 2 then its predecessor just called the prodigy Advance is valid to be called the Advance 1, there is no mention on the Gaugmaster website of the Squared reference ? Well they actually refer to it as the squared. See the web sit...
by BananaRepublic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 backwards compatible
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 backwards compatible

The 2 in the name of the current model should be in superscript, to indicate "squared" (i.e. Prodigy Advanced Squared). And the meaning of 'Squared' is what. Model 1 superceded by Model 2 I understand - Squared does not compute. I've no idea why they chose "Squared" The current ...
by BananaRepublic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 backwards compatible
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 backwards compatible

...I have one of the Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 system......... ......I was wondering if the earlier model used with the Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 1 would work..... Paul, I hope you don't mind me pointing out that there is no such thing as a "1" or "2". The 2 in the name of...
by BananaRepublic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS Sound, any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Hornby TTS Sound, any good?

Some (possibly all) of the TTS decoders are proving to have problems working with various DCC systems.
There are lots of reports of people having difficulty with these decoders.
Hornby are supposed to be working on a solution to the problem.


by BananaRepublic
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Controllers
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: Controllers

Hi ....the PA2 is excellent value at around £232 ish (Track shack). The Prodigy Advance squared is listed at £210 from Rails of Sheffield. As others have said, the Roco MultiMaus is an excellent little system. If only it could read back CV's. The short lived MultiMaus Pro could read CV's, but it wa...
by BananaRepublic
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Controllers
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: Controllers

...Looking at the gauge master prodegy Or the power cab.... Which Prodigy system did you have in mind? Gaugemaster sell 3 of the 6 MRC Prodigy systems under their own name. These are the basic "Prodigy Express squared", the fully featured "Prodigy Advance squared" and the "...
by BananaRepublic
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Bachmann Dynamis Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Bachmann Dynamis Pro

its always intrigued me why they use IR for it, the only thing i can think of is to get a better battery life out of it? They use IR because that's what ESU provided the system with (Dynamis is a version of ESU's budget Navigator system). Presumably, ESU chose IR in order to contain costs to get th...
by BananaRepublic
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Recent DCC advances?
Replies: 44
Views: 2496

Re: Recent DCC advances?

An old mucker who lives and works in Canada has seen the present hardware and tells me the decoder size is going to be challenging for HO and OO, he estimated inch and a quarter wide and over two inches long..... The first board is quite large at 58.6 x 28 x 5mm. The company say they are working on...

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