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by Flashbang
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco speeds and cv settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Loco speeds and cv settings?

You cannot alter the output rail volts of a Prodigy DCC system. It is preset with the Express at 13.8 volts at 2.0 Amp and the Advance2 at 14.5v at 3.5Amp
by Flashbang
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco speeds and cv settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Loco speeds and cv settings?

Top speed is CV5. Check the decoders manual for the range of values a particular decoder make may use. Frequently 0 to 63 or 0 to 255
Once CV5 is set, set CV6 to between 1/3 and half of the value of that in CV5. However, I don't believe Hornby TTS decoder have CV5 and CV6 available!
by Flashbang
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Running DCC ready loco on DCC
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Running DCC ready loco on DCC

I have a Gaugemaster Prodigy Express and no other means to control a loco. Recently, bought a new Bachmann DCC Ready Warship. I intend to put a TTS decoder in but in the meantime, can I test run the Warship without a DCC chip via the Express to make sure it runs ok? Im not talking running it for 1 ...
by Flashbang
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Please Help with Points Problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Please Help with Points Problem.

<Snip> So what I want to do is use my Electrofrog points that have all been fitted with insulated joiners at the frog into a DC layout, the problem is I am having trouble trying to figure out what rail to fit a switch to, I expect I will need to build a switch board which is no problem but I am con...
by Flashbang
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: DCC point wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: DCC point wiring

Hi Before you start you will need to check on which bus wire feeds which rail. Then once that is determined carry on wiring with the same insulation colours for the rails. So for example if you previously wired Red insulation colour to the Right hand rail you need to ensure your new wiring is Red dr...
by Flashbang
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: dcc Run aways
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: dcc Run aways

I have two Bachmann 20s than run fine with Bachman decoders a heljan 33 with a Bachmann decoder that runs fine and a Dapol 122 with a hattons decoder that runs fine. I have check the track and it’s clean have also used the Locos on a rolling road which creates the same issue. What setting should CV...
by Flashbang
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Suitable cable for model railway track power
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Suitable cable for model railway track power

5Amp rating is more than enough for most uses. :D
Unless you're a DCC (Digital) user with a Booster that outputs more than 5Amp.
by Flashbang
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems

Me too. 6 pin on a set of leads. That's new! Doesn't seem like anything special? I love the Hornby web sites description of this new decoder.... Hornby is a household name and is famous as the UK's brand leader in the model railway hobby with its high quality 00 gauge (1:76) models and accessories. ...
by Flashbang
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: My DCC Journey
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: My DCC Journey

As stated on the other forum... Of course they won't move as individual locos, you have assignment a Consist address to them, so they both move together. You need to Dissolve or Clear the consist. See page 30 or page 32 of the PowerCab manual depending on what type of Consist you have set up for the...
by Flashbang
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bachmann Cranky Crain
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Bachmann Cranky Crain

Has anybody used servos to motorise the Bachman’s cranky thinking with couple of servos I can have rotation Crain an raising an lowering hook. Has anybody done it and any issues I might experience. I have couple of the servo test wheels for control ether than programming like a mega point controlle...
by Flashbang
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems

Hi Are they Hornby? AFAIK Hornby only sell 4, 8 & 21 pin fitting decoders. Uncontrolled DCC runaways are normally solved by... A) Turning off DC operation via CV29 by setting its value to 4 less than read i.e. read CV29 as 6 so set it to 2 or 38 set to 34, if you can't read CVs values then just ...
by Flashbang
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Relays
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Relays

The relays you're mentioning are twin coil latching. Therefore they are suitable. If you wish to ensure the added voltage from the CDU doesn't cause their coils a problem then add a 1K0 1watt resistor to each input. See here... link to item However, I use 12 volt Latching relays wired directly to th...
by Flashbang
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point failure
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Point failure

Hi First check the wiring.... Return wire must be on Seep terminal C. Operation left and right wires from the switch or lever to A and B terminals. Visually check there are no solder whiskers or wire stands able to short between two tabs on the Seep If that all proves correct, remove the problem See...
by Flashbang
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Signal control switches
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Signal control switches

Try moving the PL26 lever over slower?
by Flashbang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electromagnets and DCC?
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Electromagnets and DCC?

Hi all I am trying another form of pick up spreader for another container crane and would like to go down the same route as Heljan using an electromagnet. The question is, can I use a DCC decoder function to operate for on/off? I know I’ll need a good bit of power but unsure where to go next? Iain ...

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