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by BananaRepublic
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Theoretical Question.
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: DCC Theoretical Question.

...All commercially available, off the shelf, today. Names of brands marketing such 'everything DCC already offers in wireless systems ' please. Hi, I have already mentioned some brands in my previous posts above. In addition to those I've already mentioned, there are also direct wireless systems s...
by BananaRepublic
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Theoretical Question.
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: DCC Theoretical Question.

The RC technology being described, that’s used in RC models is not suited to model railways and is already superseded by wireless digital that already exists for model railway use. How about extreme robustness to signal interference, no binding of locos to controllers, full 2-way communication, mult...
by BananaRepublic
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Theoretical Question.
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: DCC Theoretical Question.

Just to show what's available commercially, another wireless digital control system, is American company, Ring Engineering's "RailPro" system. https://www.ringengineering.com/RailPro.htm Only available in the USA and not approved for use in Europe (inc. UK). It is an advanced, modern digit...
by BananaRepublic
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Theoretical Question.
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: DCC Theoretical Question.

Question. ....Is it possible in theory, to have a radio control interface that allows one to use a DCC controller to power trains via radio control that does not use track power, but the trains have onboard batteries? In other words, one can use radio control through ones standard DCC controller. W...
by BananaRepublic
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC CONTROL
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: DCC CONTROL

I currently run a Dynamis Ultra but would like to be able to read the CV states..... Do you mean Dynamis Ultima ? i.e. the 2nd generation version of this Bachmann badged system? I've never heard of an "Ultra". If it's the Ultima, then read back of CV's and a programming track output, are ...
by BananaRepublic
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC System requirements
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: DCC System requirements

DCC controlled points and signals can also be operated via switches or buttons on a physical mimic panel, or bank of switches. DCC Concepts Cobalt S miniature point levers can also be used to trigger DCC commands to operate points and signals. A few DCC system manufacturers and a couple of companies...
by BananaRepublic
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Wiring decoders to older Lima models.
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Wiring decoders to older Lima models.

Most of my decoders are Lenz LE103XF or LE104XF with the plugs removed, but some were made by Bachmann. I am not sure if Lenz still make them. Those are 20 year old decoders, replaced in the mid 00's. Lenz have had 4 generations of decoder since the LE103XF & LE104XF. The decoders sold under th...
by BananaRepublic
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Protocab control system
Replies: 23
Views: 2045

Re: Protocab control system

Wireless (high speed network). Wireless transmission of control signals directly to the loco (and trackside accessories) No handset cables. No Command Station or any expensive system boxes. The system is in the handset and the decoders (in the locos and trackside accessory decoders). https://i.ytimg...
by BananaRepublic
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Protocab control system
Replies: 23
Views: 2045

Re: Protocab control system

Withdrawn from the market a few years ago....

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by BananaRepublic
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Protocab control system
Replies: 23
Views: 2045

Re: Protocab control system

.....'The solution' that I want is a completely flexible system that will run conventional DCC - or an equivalent of equal or better performance - on the powered rails, and the option for receiver/decoder with battery equipped locos: all seamlessly from a single control system: but so far no one is...
by BananaRepublic
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2523

Re: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020

Just to clarify. Bachman have switched from making annual announcements. From the start of 2020, they are now making quarterly announcements, the first of which was made this week at the dealers and members event (New Product Showcase), on the 5th Feb. The next New Product Showcase event will take p...
by BananaRepublic
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC control of points and signals - guidance for an idiot
Replies: 10
Views: 2791

Re: DCC control of points and signals - guidance for an idiot

Switch operation of points is normally by way of switches on a mimic panel to the motor (via a cdu If solenoid). No DCC involved. If DCC is required as well as manual switching then an accessory decoder can fire into the coil of a relay which powers the point motor in parallel with any manual switc...
by BananaRepublic
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC control of points and signals - guidance for an idiot
Replies: 10
Views: 2791

Re: DCC control of points and signals - guidance for an idiot

If you wish to control your points and signals by DCC, you will need accessory decoders on the layout to receive and act on the DCC commands to operate the points and signals. Sometimes these can be built in to point motors, otherwise they are freestanding modules. Operation of these points and sign...
by BananaRepublic
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Comparison of features between ESU systems
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Re: Comparison of features between ESU systems

BASIC CONTROL (a) The 50210 can keep 10 locos running simoultaneously. Can the 50310 run more than that? The manual suggests unlimited locos if power etc is adequate. The CabControl track output is slightly more powerful. Otherwise they are the same. (b) How important are the 28 functions controlle...
by BananaRepublic
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 21 pin decoder
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: 21 pin decoder

The latest version of Bachmann 21 pin..... It packaged somewhat different to earlier verisons.... .....quite why Bachmann did not catalogue the new version as 36-557A is distinct mystery) Rather than being a new version, it's a completely different decoder (ESU LokPilot Standard) and is not related...

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