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by JohnDisdle
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 08 Shunter repair
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: 08 Shunter repair

Hi Monday.

That is very good service. I wish mine would suddenly appear, but still no news, so they have not cleared all the backlog.
by JohnDisdle
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Poss silly question
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Poss silly question

Thanks Bigmet, and Bufferstop.

I hoped it would be something simple, a corrugated shelter and a pile of coal. Nothing too complicated, I already have a raised platform,
by JohnDisdle
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Poss silly question
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Poss silly question

I have a Barclay 0-6-0 loco. There doesn't seem much room for coal in what I assume to be the bunker.
Can anyone please tell me how coal was loaded onto the loco, and did they use a coal stage, or just buckets from a heap.
Thanks for any replies.
by JohnDisdle
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: Prodigy faulty again

Hi Dad-1. Thanks. The simple solution then is to make the address on this loco 003. Perhaps that will satisfy it...
by JohnDisdle
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: Prodigy faulty again

Hi Flashbang. This is proving to be more difficult than it should. I have read page 18 and 44. I named the loco, and followed the instructions. The loco worked, so I turned off the railway. When I turned it on again, the controller still read 003. pressing esc, does not show the previous name, or an...
by JohnDisdle
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: Prodigy faulty again

My new Hornby Elite arrived Saturday, so I have had a little play with it. Two things I don't like, the screen is not backlit. The other is that I have to set the loco address, every time I switch the railway on. Both the Prodigy and EZ Command could remember the address. Not a disaster, but just an...
by JohnDisdle
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: Prodigy faulty again

Hi Paul-H.

Thanks, but done that. I reached a point where I trust nothing.
by JohnDisdle
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: Prodigy faulty again

Hi Paul-H. This morning, I have checked all soldered connections, and had a good poke about. I obviously disturbed the wiring behind the switch, which showed several strands of wire had escaped the solder, causing a short. This has nothing to do with the four faulty controllers, each one had an inte...
by JohnDisdle
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: Prodigy faulty again

Hi Flashbang. Sorry but the switch is ok. The main track is fed directly from the green connector. The DPDT switch just connects the program track to the main track in normal mode. In program mode that connection is broken, and the program track is connected to the PA2 program output. The PA2 is def...
by JohnDisdle
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: Prodigy faulty again

Hi Flashbang, and Roger (RJ). The program track is connected to centre pins of the switch. The main track to one pair of outer pins. The program control output to the other pair of outer pins. My ohm meter does not show any connection between the two tracks, unless the switch is in the main track mo...
by JohnDisdle
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: Prodigy faulty again

Hi Flashbang. On all three Prodigy, there has been 13 volts on the program track. The loco does move as well. I did connect the main track to the program output, on the first faulty unit I had, and it ran very well. Program track is a siding connected to a DPDT switch and is isolated from the main t...
by JohnDisdle
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: Prodigy faulty again

Hi Flashbang. Thanks for your help, but it's different this morning. Third time out of the box, and this morning we have 13 volts on the program track, and the loco moves. Shorting the track results in the usual flashing display, which clears with the short removed. There are no volts on the main tr...
by JohnDisdle
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: Prodigy faulty again

Hi Flashbang. Thanks for your reply. Having worked as a TV engineer, and later as a Broadcast Engineer, connecting up a railway is not that difficult, following a few rules. I have tried the Bachmann Ez, and it is still faulty. I may at some point send it back for repair, which would give me a spare...
by JohnDisdle
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: Prodigy faulty again

I had a disappointing reply from Gaugemaster.
It tells me the contract is between me, and Great Eastern, and they will resolve the issue.
This is not what I expect. I have sent a copy of the e-mail to Great Eastern, but not had a reply yet. As they do not have any stock, what am I supposed to do???
by JohnDisdle
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy faulty again
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: Prodigy faulty again

Hi Flashbang.
That's good to know.
Green plug is pushed in, but didn't notice the data LED. It's in the box now, and I will contact them Jan 4th. After the holls. There was certainly no user tampering.
Happy New Year to you.

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