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by Spike
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyrail 6 users help please
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Anyrail 6 users help please

Thanks for all the replys. I have decided not to buy it as my layout will be a one time only (as in I do not intend to build many many times for shows or clubs) so once it is layed it will be like that for a very long time as I am planning scratch build everything so its a layout in progress rather ...
by Spike
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyrail 6 users help please
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Anyrail 6 users help please

For those that use Anyrail 6 is it really worth paying the £45 for the full version I have the trial version and whilst its helped a great deal with the track layout (having to keep deleting sections as you can only have 50 pieces at a time) there does not seem to be a lot in the way of buildings et...
by Spike
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

Re: DCC Question

I am just starting out in my first model railway. I have gone big as I wanted to do it over a period of time, what i am finding dcc can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. Track is the same whether DC or DCC, the controller can come as part of a starter set (probably the cheapest way t...
by Spike
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New controller
Replies: 18
Views: 2916

Re: New controller

Select v1.5 manual page 9 Same as previous book entries from memory. I.e. long press Select, input address required, press select again. PNG image 29.png After getting the loco to work with the Bachmann controller I did try it again with the Hornby selct controller and did exactly what you have pos...
by Spike
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New controller
Replies: 18
Views: 2916

Re: New controller

Ok problem solved As I did not know which code the loco was programmed too and nothing seemed to be working someone sent me some instructions from an older version of the controller about how to programme a loco without knowing the address of the loco and it has worked. my instructions do not have t...
by Spike
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New controller
Replies: 18
Views: 2916

Re: New controller

Well after a lot of digging and searching .... It turns out that the Hornby one (Select controller) is not NMRA compatible ... Incorrect. The Select is NMRA compatible but not NMRA warranted. One reason for this is it doesn’t have a separate programming output, as it programs on the main. The other...
by Spike
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New controller
Replies: 18
Views: 2916

Re: New controller

Well after a lot of digging and searching I have bit the bullet as they say and bought a new controller, It turns out that the Hornby one is not NMRA compatible and seeing as nearly all the trains I will be buying will be from America then it made sense to buy a controller compatible with the said t...
by Spike
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New controller
Replies: 18
Views: 2916

Re: New controller

Hi Firstly is it at the 'latest' Hornby Select software? Which is V1.6. V1.6 was released a month or so ago. The software version number shows on the Select display screen on power up as for example 16 30 03 16 being the software version number of 1.6. If yours shows anything less than 16 e.g. 11 t...
by Spike
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New controller
Replies: 18
Views: 2916

Re: New controller

Errm I think I uderstand what your saying Gordon H, so how do i go about doing what you have said
by Spike
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New controller
Replies: 18
Views: 2916

Re: New controller

Hi Dave

Trouble is though it’s around 100 for a new chip. Now say I buy 4 new loco and have to replace the chip every time it is going to get expensive.
by Spike
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New controller
Replies: 18
Views: 2916

New controller

Hi Still doing my research before I start my first set up but run into a problem before I even get going. My era for the set up is going to be 1870's wild west so whilst in USA this year for my holidays I bought second hand loco from that era as I got a good bargain. I seen it running in the shop wi...
by Spike
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 52
Views: 4428

Re: Getting started

Thanks Geoff i have been messing around, took the center wheels out of the car and it still derailed when coupled to the train, so i pushed it through the points and it was fine, put the wheels back in and pushed it through the points and again fine so that got me thinking. I looked a little closer ...
by Spike
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 52
Views: 4428

Re: Getting started

Well today was the day, I unpacked the set and got started to put it together as I wanted to check that everything was working before I go on me holidays on Thursday for 3 weeks. Everything works fine and with only having one train I could not really test how the DCC will work when you have more tha...
by Spike
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 52
Views: 4428

Re: Getting started

4472 wrote:Try a quick Google for 'wild west model railway layout' . Quite a few and some videos


I did and wow there are some fantastic layouts.
at least looking at those it means that somewhere will sell me all of the stuff that I am going to need, even though I might have to get it from USA.
by Spike
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 52
Views: 4428

Re: Getting started

Well thats what I thought, I did look at a lot of set ups whilst waiting for my first set to arrive and they all seem to feature around the era of the trains that people buy, I have not seen one from the wild west era, I do love USA I will be there next Friday on another road trip, and I will be vis...

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