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by Roger (RJ)
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Headlights - directional issue
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Headlights - directional issue

The normal way to reverse the lighting is with CV29.

Read CV29. If it's an even number, add 1 and write that value back.
If it's an odd number, subtract 1 and write that value back.
by Roger (RJ)
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Seep v Solenoid difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Seep v Solenoid difference?

The Peco one has a clever toggle action to avoid double switching. The Hornby one at least partially discharges the CDU when the lever is moved, before it reaches the position where we want it to make contact and operate the solenoid. The work around is to move the lever to the half way position, pa...
by Roger (RJ)
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Start voltage adjustment TTS decoder (rebuilt MN)
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Start voltage adjustment TTS decoder (rebuilt MN)

TTS decoders do not have a start voltage adjustment CV so you are stuck with it. See the decoder manual for available CVs.
by Roger (RJ)
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Seep v Solenoid difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Seep v Solenoid difference?

Free_at_last wrote:Avoid Hornby passing contact switches and go for Peco, they are far superior.


Especially if you use a CDU.
by Roger (RJ)
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: PCU2 unit
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: PCU2 unit

I would make an educated guess that the green (common) wire needs to connect to one of the CDU output terminals or the input side of the PCU where the CDU connects.
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Roco 63050 Digital can be controlled using Roco Lokmaus ?
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Roco 63050 Digital can be controlled using Roco Lokmaus ?

Bigmet wrote:
If you are planning a purchase of a DCC system, go to a specialist retailer and take advice. Coastal DCC are very good in my personal experience.


I can also recommend Digitrains in Lincoln, where you can try out various controllers on a working test layout.

Rog.
by Roger (RJ)
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Mirrors

"A question arises though.... What glue should I use to glue it in place?"

What are you sticking it to?
by Roger (RJ)
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3639

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

I cannot see that I would ever done anything like that, but I did do some pretty bloody stupid things, with others, when a drunken teenager. The combination of alcohol, the pack and wanting to be ‘big’ can be a dangerous formula. Tony I did plenty of daft things when I was younger. Didn't need to b...
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Farish 08 only runs one way!
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Farish 08 only runs one way!

You can have the Select upgraded to V1.6. When upgraded it will then be able to read and write CVs and therefore reset decoders. It will need to be returned to Hornby for the upgrade. Cost is £15 Will Hornby do this even if I bought the select 2nd hand and unboxed? Yes, no problem. You need to cont...
by Roger (RJ)
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Farish 08 only runs one way!
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Farish 08 only runs one way!

You can have the Select upgraded to V1.6.

When upgraded it will then be able to read and write CVs and therefore reset decoders. It will need to be returned to Hornby for the upgrade. Cost is £15
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Fixing track to inclines
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Fixing track to inclines

Check that anything you use to fix to foam doesn't dissolve it, depends what type of foam it is. Some mastics may not be compatible, test on scrap first. Personally, I'd try PVA to fix directly to the foam as one option. I would prefer to lay plywood on the foam first. Use weights to hold the track ...
by Roger (RJ)
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: adding the Hornby R8213 DCC Select Controlle
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: adding the Hornby R8213 DCC Select Controlle

conrail wrote:
thank you Roger, when using railmaster it keeps telling me it cannot find the controller


Suggest you visit the Railmaster section of the Hornby forum for expert advice. https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/forum/horn ... aster/?p=1
by Roger (RJ)
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: adding the Hornby R8213 DCC Select Controlle
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: adding the Hornby R8213 DCC Select Controller

You can't use a Select and an eLink at the same time on the same layout. You must only have one DCC control system connected to the track at any time. The Select cannot be connected to a laptop or any other computer. The Select can be used as a walkabout controller when connected to an Elite or to a...
by Roger (RJ)
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 372
Views: 139468

Re: BARGAINS!

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