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by irishthump
Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz 1 function decoder
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Lenz 1 function decoder

Personally I would have paid a few pounds extra for the Standard+ with all its additional features and warranty .... http://www.lenzusa.com/products/decoders/currentdecoders/le1000.htm Yes, the Lenz Standard is definatley worth the extra cash. I use it for all of my non-sound locos, it can make eve...
by irishthump
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornbt DCC - American Locos
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Hornbt DCC - American Locos

I've put R8249's in a few US locos and they're fine. The Atlas and Proto ones should be straightforward if they are DCC ready, but take care with the Athearn locos if they are the older Blue Box models that need to be hardwired. The motor in these will need to be isolated from the frame to prevent a...
by irishthump
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Peco Double slip
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Peco Double slip

RFS wrote:Yes - there's no bonding you need to do on these slips. And that applies to the Electrofrog slips too.


I was hoping that was the case! I imagine the design of the crossover requires that the rails to be bonded.

Thanks for the quick reply....
by irishthump
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Peco Double slip
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Peco Double slip

Folks, I'm planning on using a Peco SL-90 (insulfrog) on my new layout and I'm wondering are the stock and closure rails already bonded on the double slip? A quick look at the under side of the slip shows that they may be, does anyone here know? I always perform this mod on my other insulated points...
by irishthump
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lights on by default?
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Lights on by default?

From what I've seen of different decoders, some seem to "remember" the lights setting, some don't.
by irishthump
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Mystified
Replies: 14
Views: 1829

Re: Mystified

Just check the track wires are'nt plugged into the 15V DC outputs on the back of the Select. I friend of mine did this and it took us ages to figure it out!
by irishthump
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy Advance and JMRI
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Prodigy Advance and JMRI

I've just found out this is a test release of the JMRI software MRC are asking that all faults are reported on the Yahoo group.
by irishthump
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy Advance and JMRI
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Prodigy Advance and JMRI

Yes, it's great news that MRC have released the code? or whatever was needed to allow third party software to work with the PA squared. I've not had the chance to give it a go yet, but I'm looking forward to it. I think the MRC software is very good, but JMRI seems to have a lot more options and fe...
by irishthump
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Perception (or lack thereof ) of scale
Replies: 31
Views: 3257

Re: Perception (or lack thereof ) of scale

Funny you should mention scale but I was comparing some of my OO figures from Hornby and Bachmann the other day and I was struck by the difference in size. The "adult male" Bachmann figures are a full head taller than the Hornby ones. In fact the Hornby figures seem more appropriate in siz...
by irishthump
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy Advance and JMRI
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Prodigy Advance and JMRI

Guys,

Might be old news to some of you but I read yesterday on the MRC Yahoo group that the PA2 is now compatible with
JMRI software. (You will of course need the computer interface cable.)
by irishthump
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hattons decoders.
Replies: 26
Views: 4497

Re: Hattons decoders.

What I would do is reset the decoder (follow mfrs instruction) to 'wipe clean' all the changes you have made, then readdress the decoder and then try running it in 128 step mode to see what the performance of the decoder in this mode is like. This is to give you a comparison to what you will then s...
by irishthump
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hattons decoders.
Replies: 26
Views: 4497

Re: Hattons decoders.

Well that did'nt work either! I set up the speed table with step 1 at 10 volts which I knew go the loco mving at a nice steady crawl. Then set step 8(which I somewhere in and around the equivalent of step 28n on the 128 range) to my TV of 150. I also set every ohter speed step after 8 to the same va...
by irishthump
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hattons decoders.
Replies: 26
Views: 4497

Re: Hattons decoders.

If my thought works it would have the same effect, numbers 29-128 would have no effect as you set it to reach its top speed at number 28 You can also set the max top speed separately so your safe knowing it won't go faster then you have set It's just a thought to get around hattons 128 setting limi...
by irishthump
Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hattons decoders.
Replies: 26
Views: 4497

Re: Hattons decoders.

before i state my idea just remember i don't really have a clue with the CV's :lol: i also prefer 28 speed steps but could you not just increase the value that controls speed increase so that when using 128 and it reaches 28 / 128 the locos at 100% speed? i theory if possible it should give you the...
by irishthump
Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hattons decoders.
Replies: 26
Views: 4497

Re: Hattons decoders.

Well that's that! There seems to be no way to make CV's 2,5 and 6 work together when using 28 Speed Steps. I emailed Hattons and there response was to "try 128 Speed Steps". 128 works, but I just prefer 28 steps for all my locos. Despite that the decoders run quietly and smoothly as I said...

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